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Okla. St. transfer Wes Lunt officially named Illini's starting QB

Earlier this month, as part of CFT’s preseason previewpalooza, Wes Lunt was named as one of the key transfers entering the 2014 season.

With the news today, the quarterback will officially get the chance to prove just how key he is. 170 more words

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College Basketball Talk's Recruiting Roundup

Each Monday and Friday, College Basketball Talk’s Scott Phillips goes over some important news and notes in the world of college basketball recruiting. This week, Noah Dickerson changes his mind, Tyler Dorsey sets two official visits and cuts his list and Landry Shamet is down to four. 518 more words

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Five-star power forward Elijah Thomas sets five official visits

Elijah Thomas, a five-star power forward, set four of his five official visits on Friday evening.

The 6-foot-9 big man will visit LSU, Oklahoma State, Illinois and Texas A&M — in that order — this fall, … 206 more words

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Broken Illini: Linebacker Svetina out with broken foot

Illinois linebacker Mike Svetina will miss the start of the season with a broken foot, suffered in practice this week. Svetina will be out of action for eight to 10 weeks, which means the earliest return would be early October under the best-case scenario. 142 more words

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Five-star point guard Jalen Brunson sets all five official visits

Stevenson High (Illinois) rising senior Jalen Brunson is a top-15 recruit and is arguably the top point guard in the Class of 2015.

The five-star floor general narrowed down… 298 more words

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The Walmart in Champaign is ready for some Illinois football

Great job on the #Illini soda display at @Walmart in Champaign @IlliniAthletics http://t.co/oxdviwOC6o
Aaron Bennett (@WCIA3Aaron) July 31, 2014

It may still be a few weeks until the start of the Big Ten season, but a Walmart store in Champaign, Illinois is ready for some football.

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Head coach John Groce receives contract extension from Illinois

Illinois has given head coach John Groce a contract extension through the 2018-2019 season, the school announced on Thursday. Groce will be getting a raise as well, with his annual salary getting bumped up to $1.7 million per season. 162 more words