This offseason has been brutal for the Illini on the injury front, and that's especially true for the incoming freshman class.
Dee Brown is coming back to Champaign.
You won't see Rayvonte Rice's name in a lot of mock drafts leading up to this month's NBA Draft, but that isn't stopping the Illinois alum from chasing his NBA dream.
Mark Dantonio continues to dominate the state of Illinois.
Just one thing, he coaches in Michigan.
The freshmen who will suit up for the first game of Illinois' future home-and-home series with Duke are currently 8 years old.