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Brad Underwood reacts to Illinois signing 5-star PG Skyy Clark

Illinois basketball just wrapped up one of the biggest recruitments for the program in recent history. After announcing his commitment to the Illini last week, 5-star point guard Skyy Clark made it official and signed with Illinois on Wednesday. He is the 4th high school signee for the Illini for the class of 2022.
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WEB EXTRA: Brad Underwood 1-on-1 at Coaches vs. Cancer

GIFFORD (WCIA) — WCIA3’s Andy Olson talks with Illinois head coach Brad Underwood 1-on-1 about Coaches vs. Cancer, Kofi Cockburn’s decision as the NBA Draft deadline looms, and more.
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Brad Underwood hopes Kofi Cockburn stays at Illinois

CHAMPAIGN (WCIA) — It’s a big question being asked. Will Kofi Cockburn return to play for Illinois next season? Head coach Brad Underwood hopes Kofi Cockburn will return to the Illini. He said if Cockburn stayed he could break records in the orange and blue. Cockburn looked at going pro last year and Underwood says […]

WEB EXTRA: Brad Underwood 1-on-1

SPRINGFIELD (WCIA) — Illinois head coach Brad Underwood talks exclusively with WCIA for the first time since the Illini lost in the second round of the NCAA Tournament to Houston. Underwood talks the Illini departures to the transfer portal, the abrupt end to the season, and more.

Illinois Basketball: Brad Underwood featured on The Field of 68 podcast

Illinois basketball head coach Brad Underwood went on the Field of 68 podcast ahead of the Final 4 in New Orleans. Monday night marked the end of one of the wildest college basketball seasons in recent memory, as Kansas overcame a double-digit halftime deficit to stun North Carolina, 72-69. For Bill Self, he had finally ended a decade-plus long drought of winning a national title, almost 18 years removed from the last time he roamed the sidelines sporting the Orange and Blue.

Sold-Out Coaches vs. Cancer Dinner hosted by University of Illinois Coach Brad Underwood, and special guests, Kansas Head Coach Bill Self and the legendary Illini Lon Kruger

Over 1,100 Supporters to join Underwood and Former University of Illinois Coaches Lon Kruger, Bill Self to Support the Charity's "Kickin' Cancer" Event. GORDYVILLE, Ill., April 5, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Cancer Society's University of Illinois Coaches vs. Cancer Dinner and Auction on Tuesday, April 12, 2022, has sold out. With the significant interest in helping us meet our goal of raising more awareness about the charity's vision of a world free from this terrible disease, limited access will be available for press/media to attend the "Kickin'Cancer" event.

Brad Underwood discusses the Kansas State coach search

Any Kansas State fan who closely followed athletics director Gene Taylor's search for a new basketball coach knows that many alumni wanted former K-State basketball player and assistant coach Brad Underwood, the current coach at Illinois, to return and earlier this week Underwood discussed his interest in the job during an interview with Kansas City radio station WHB.

Brad Underwood Lands Contract Extension: Fans React

The Fighting Illini locked up their men’s basketball coach through 2027 after extending Brad Underwood Wednesday. Illinois’ coach reportedly received a one-year extension and raise after leading the program to a bit of a resurgence. “Keeping Champions In Champaign,” Illinois’ official handle tweeted. “[Brad Underwood] extends his contract...

Brad Underwood receives one-year extension, raise

Illinois men's basketball coach Brad Underwood has received a one-year contract extension that increases his current deal to a six-year contract to keep him through the 2027-28 season. The deal, which gives him an annual $500,000 raise, is pending approval by the Illinois board of trustees. Last year, Underwood made...

Brad Underwood and Illinois Agree to Contract Extension

Head Coach Brad Underwood has agreed to a contract extension with the Illinois Fighting Illini through the 2027-28 season. This move comes after the team was eliminated early in the second round of the 2022 NCAA Tournament by the Houston Cougars. Despite that Underwood has turned the program around in a short time and has had them competing near the top of the Big Ten for a few years now. Sucess like that typically gets rewarded with programs.
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Illinois men’s basketball head coach Brad Underwood extends contract through 2028

Although pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees, Director of Athletics Josh Whitman announced that head coach Brad Underwood’s contract is set to be extended through the 2027-2028 season. This becomes the third extension to Underwood’s contract during his tenure at Illinois with his initial contract...

Brad Underwood nets extension, raise

CHAMPAIGN (WCIA) — Illinois basketball coach Brad Underwood isn’t going anywhere, anytime soon, agreeing to a one-year extension and $500,000 per year raise that will keep him the Illini coach through the 2027-28 season. Underwood gets another year added on to his existing contract, with a $300,000 bump in his annual compensation and $200,000 increase […]

Fighting Illini's Brad Underwood offered contract extension

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCCU/WICS) — University of Illinois men's basketball head coach Brad Underwood is getting his contract extended, pending approval by the university's board of trustees. Athletic Director Josh Whitman made the announcement Wednesday in a statement. "Brad Underwood has led a remarkable resurgence of our men's basketball program,"...