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'Whirlwind' day gets Underwood to Illinois

Hear from new Illinois basketball coach Brad Underwood and Illini athletic director Josh Whitman after the two arrived in Champaign County late Saturday afternoon.

Hiring of Brad Underwood: 'He's won at every stop'

College basketball beat writer and AP Top 25 voter Scott Richey weighs in after chatting with new Illinois coach Brad Underwood upon his arrival on Saturday night.

Strange Music Instruments

From the cosmic-sounding  Theremin to the intricate Sal-Mar, these music enthusiasts and artists show off some unusual instruments. We'll tell their story in Sunday's News-Gazette.

Illini Recap: 'A team with a cause is dangerous'

Illinois interim coach Jamall Walker and senior guard Malcolm Hill discuss the Illini's opening round NIT victory against Valparaiso.

Richey: 'Fun' win for Illini

Beat writer Scott Richey gives a quick rundown of Illinois' 82-57 victory against Valparaiso in the first round of the NIT.

Bollant reacts to Illinois firing him

Illinois fired women's basketball coach Matt Bollant on Tuesday after Bollant compiled a 61-94 record, including 22-62 in the Big Ten, during his five seasons in charge of the Illini.

MJs Minute: Michelle Murphy

Tuscola native Michelle Murphy graduated from Eastern Illinois, where she was the student body president, with no real eye on what was next. Then a call from Chapin Rose asking her to help with his campaign got her rolling and then she branched off into other various ventures.

Illini Preview: 'This is not about me'

Illinois interim coach Jamall Walker discusses being elevated to his new role and what his focus is as the Illini start NIT play against Valparaiso, while guards Malcolm Hill and Tracy Abrams share their thoughts on moving forward with the season after the coaching change.

Those Who Served: Steve Douglas

Steve Douglas talks about weathering typhoon Bess on Wunder Beach in South Vietnam in 1969. At his home in Rantoul on Wednesday, March 8, 2017.

UI basketball coach John Groce fired

After five seasons leading the University of Illinois basketball team, head coach John Groce was fired Saturday by athletic director Josh Whitman.