The Big Ten released its men's basketball conference schedule Wednesday, completing the Illini's 2021-22 regular-season schedule.
"Obviously now we have a chance to have one of the most memorable seasons in school history, and that would only further cement his place in our program's record books."
"This is where I'm going to cement my legacy. This is why I came."
Former Illinois defensive lineman Bobby Roundtree died Friday, and then star center Kofi Cockburn returned. Two significant moments in Illini history — on completely opposite ends of the spectrum.
A reunion with Orlando Antigua and Chin Coleman at Kentucky will not happen, according to The Athletic's Kyle Tucker. He reported that Cockburn's recruitment is now a two-horse race between Illinois and Florida State.
Cockburn withdrew from the 2021 NBA Draft on July 6 but remains in the NCAA transfer portal. The 7-foot center announced Tuesday via Twitter that he'll be choosing a college Friday at an unspecified time.
"Kentucky? It's a serious option," Cockburn told ESPN. "(Former Illinois assistant Orlando) Anitgua is my guy. I'm going to consider them, but there (are) a lot of schools."
Kofi Cockburn could be coming back to college basketball. The question is: Will the star big man return to Illinois?
Illinois has lost three straight games against Notre Dame by a combined 15 points.
Illinois' matchup with Marquette on Nov. 15 is its first official game announcement for the 2021-22 season.
Kofi Cockburn is now in wait and see mode as the 2021 NBA Draft, scheduled for July 29, creeps closer.
Dosunmu averaged 20.1 points, 6.3 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game en route to USA National Player of the Year, Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year and consensus First Team All-American honors for the 2020-21 season.
Cockburn averaged 15.5 points, 9.1 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game in 62 games with the Illini, highlighted by 28 double-doubles.
The Jamaica native began auctioning off his memorabilia online Wednesday via The Players Trunk website. His collection features several game-worn items such as jerseys, shorts and shoes.
CHAMPAIGN — When Trent Frazier announced last week, he would be returning to the Illinois men's basketball team for a super-senior season, it brought stability to Illinois' roster head coach Brad Underwood was looking for.
Illinois All-American Kofi Cockburn announced on his social media accounts Sunday that he has declared for the NBA Draft.
Illinois basketball head coach Brad Underwood couldn't hold back his enthusiasm about the additions to his team that he announced on Wednesday, including signees Ramses "RJ" Melendez and Brandin Podziemski and the arrival of Florida's Omar Payne through the transfer portal.
Illinois forward Giorgi Bezhanishvili announced Thursday that he will forgo his remaining eligibility and enter the NBA draft.
The Loyola Chicago defense had the Illinois offense out of rhythm the entire game as the No. 8-seeded Ramblers upset the No.1-seeded Fighting Illini 71-58 on Sunday at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
Michael Buening has been on the fan roller coaster with the Illinois men's basketball team this season.
CHAMPAIGN — Illinois' Ayo Dosunmu is having one of the most successful individual seasons in Fighting Illini program history and has propelled the program to a No. 1 NCAA Tournament seed, Big Ten Tournament title and the program's winningest Big Ten season in school history.
Brad Underwood arrived at Illinois in the spring of 2017 tasked with trying to restore some of the swagger to a program that had become an aft…
The Associated Press All-America men’s basketball team with statistics through regular-season and conference tournaments: