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REPORTS: Kofi Cockburn to End College Career & Remain in NBA Draft

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- It appears Kofi Cockburn has played his final game at the University of Illinois. Adam Zagoria was the first to report this news and Andrew Slater of Prospective Insight's had his report retweeted personally by Cockburn on Twitter. On April 18, Cockburn initially announced his decision to...
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VIDEO: New Illini Assistant Coach Geoff Alexander (May 25, 2021)

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Geoff Alexander has been officially elevated to assistant coach. Alexander moves to an on-court coaching and recruiting position after spending the last four seasons on the Fighting Illini staff as assistant to the head coach. Alexander has contributed to scouting reports, game and practice preparations, offensive and...
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SOURCE: Illini Assistant Coach Ronald 'Chin' Coleman Leaving for Kentucky

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Kentucky has taken away two assistants from Brad Underwood's staff at Illinois. Illini Now/Sports Illustrated has been informed by multiple sources close to the University of Illinois men's basketball program that Illini assistant Ronald “Chin” Coleman has informed Underwood that he'll be taking the offer to join Kentucky's coaching staff as an assistant coach.
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Illini UDFA Notebook: Jacksonville Signs Imatorbhebhe; Eifler Signs with Jets

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Two former Illinois players found free agent contracts after going undrafted this weekend in the 2021 NFL Draft. Illinois wide receiver Josh Imatorbhebhe and linebacker Milo Eifler signed an NFL contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars and the New York Jets respectively on Saturday night. Imatorbhebhe started 18...
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Steelers Hope Kendrick Green Can Win Starting Center Job in 2021

PEORIA, Ill. -- The Pittsburgh Steelers have made it clear to new draftee Kendrick Green that they’d like him to compete to win the starting center position next season. In order to make its third round selection in the 2021 NFL Draft feel more comfortable, the Steelers quarterback decided to welcome his newest teammate to the organization.
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Illini CB Nate Hobbs Picked by Las Vegas Raiders in 5th Round

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The autumn wind will now permanently be a Raider for Nate Hobbs. With the 167th overall pick, in the fifth round of the 2021 NFL Draft, Illinois cornerback Nate Hobbs on Saturday. For the first time in five years, Illinois has had multiple players selected in the same draft year.
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Illini OL Kendrick Green Picked in 3rd Round by Pittsburgh

Kendrick Green is headed to Pittsburgh. The former Illinois offensive guard was selected Friday evening in the third round of the 2021 NFL Draft with the 87th overall pick. For just the second time in the last four years, Illinois football has a player selected in the draft with the last pick being offensive lineman Nick Allegretti being selected in the seventh round by the Kansas City Chiefs.
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REPORT: Illini Assistant Ronald "Chin" Coleman a Possibility to Join John Calipari’s Staff at Kentucky

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The silly season of college basketball’s offseason is now involving Brad Underwood’s coaching staff at Illinois. Illini Now/Sports Illustrated was able to confirm Wednesday night via a source close to the situation what multiple outlets had already speculated and reported throughout this week about Orlando Antigua leaving his position as an assistant coach at Illinois in order to join John Calipari’s coaching staff at Kentucky for a second time in his career.
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REPORT: Illini Assistant Orlando Antigua Headed Back to John Calipari’s Staff at Kentucky

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Illinois is reportedly losing an important member of Brad Underwood’s coaching staff. Multiple reports have confirmed Orlando Antigua will be leaving his position as an assistant coach at Illinois in order to join John Calipari’s coaching staff at Kentucky for a second time in his career. WDRB-TV in Louisville sports reporter Rick Bozich reported this movement as a possibility on Monday and Stadium.com reporter Jeff Goodman confirmed the news Wednesday night.
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REPORT: Illini Center Jermaine Hamlin Enters Transfer Portal

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Jermaine Hamlin has reportedly become the second player on the 2020-21 Illinois men’s basketball roster to put his name into the transfer portal. According to verbalcommits.com, Hamlin has put his name into the portal after two seasons at Illinois that resulted in him getting on the playing floor for 24 career games but never seeing more than 10 minutes of action in a single game versus a Division I opponent.
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