Times have changed, of course, since the 1940s and 1950s when Illinois coach Harry Combes didn't have to leave his home to lure the state's best basketball players to Champaign.
By Phil Brozynski
Seton Academy of South Holland won the Class 2A championship in 2009 and coach Brandon Thomas' Sting is favored again in 2012.
Another Monday, another edition of the mailbag. As I get ready to head back to Chicago from Boston after more than two weeks on the road, I feel compelled to answer your most pressing questions.