Reynolds Takes in Illinois

Former Rutgers LB commit Elias Reynolds parted ways with the Scarlet Knights just a couple of weeks ago, but he's already out on the recruiting trail in search of a college destination.

Just two weeks after decommitting from Rutgers, Brooklyn (NY) Poly Prep LB Elias Reynolds took an official visit to Illinois.  The 6'2", 235 pound backer also holds a handful of ACC offers, but made his first trip to Champaign.

Reynolds said the experience gave him an opportunity to get to know the coaching staff better and get a feel for the University of Illinois campus.

"The visit went great actually being that it was my first time in Champaign as well as on campus," he said.  "I liked the atmosphere. It was very welcoming. Coach Cubit and his staff are down to earth people, and I like the vision they have for the future of the program."

Both the players and the coaches alike took their turns recruiting Reynolds during his time on campus.  Their interactions, albeit brief, helped Reynolds feel more comfortable with the people involved in the football program.

"The players are dudes who I can see myself playing around because they all work towards a goal collectively, and they treated me like family on my visit. Coach cubit and his staff think I can make an immediate impact and would love to have me on board."

Reynolds did say that he's still considering Rutgers in addition to a handful of other power five schools.  He doesn't want to rush his decision, but said if he feels that the fit is right, that he could choose prior to February.

"(I'm considering) Rutgers, Pitt, PSU, and South Carolina," he said. "Right now my decision time is signing day, but if anything happens before then I guess people see or hear about it."


Illini Inquirer Top Stories

\n

Reynolds said the experience gave him an opportunity to get to know the coaching staff better and get a feel for the University of Illinois campus.

\n

\n

\"The visit went great actually being that it was my first time in Champaign as well as on campus,\" he said.  \"I liked the atmosphere. It was very welcoming. Coach Cubit and his staff are down to earth people, and I like the vision they have for the future of the program.\"

\n

\n

Both the players and the coaches alike took their turns recruiting Reynolds during his time on campus.  Their interactions, albeit brief, helped Reynolds feel more comfortable with the people involved in the football program.

\n

\n

\"The players are dudes who I can see myself playing around because they all work towards a goal collectively, and they treated me like family on my visit. Coach cubit and his staff think I can make an immediate impact and would love to have me on board.\"

\n

\n

Reynolds did say that he's still considering Rutgers in addition to a handful of other power five schools.  He doesn't want to rush his decision, but said if he feels that the fit is right, that he could choose prior to February.

\n

\n

\"(I'm considering) Rutgers, Pitt, PSU, and South Carolina,\" he said. \"Right now my decision time is signing day, but if anything happens before then I guess people see or hear about it.\"

","mobileBody":"

Just two weeks after decommitting from Rutgers, Brooklyn (NY) Poly Prep LB Elias Reynolds took an official visit to Illinois. The 6'2\", 235 pound backer also holds a handful of ACC offers, but made his first trip to Champaign.

Great official visit this weekend !!!!#Fightingillini #Illini #Illinois @CoachCubit @NScheelhaase pic.twitter.com/0vRcq0sMfS

— Eazy E (@_HITMAN7_) December 13, 2015

Reynolds said the experience gave him an opportunity to get to know the coaching staff better and get a feel for the University of Illinois campus.

\"The visit went great actually being that it was my first time in Champaign as well as on campus,\" he said. \"I liked the atmosphere. It was very welcoming. Coach Cubit and his staff are down to earth people, and I like the vision they have for the future of the program.\"

Both the players and the coaches alike took their turns recruiting Reynolds during his time on campus. Their interactions, albeit brief, helped Reynolds feel more comfortable with the people involved in the football program.

\"The players are dudes who I can see myself playing around because they all work towards a goal collectively, and they treated me like family on my visit. Coach cubit and his staff think I can make an immediate impact and would love to have me on board.\"

Reynolds did say that he's still considering Rutgers in addition to a handful of other power five schools. He doesn't want to rush his decision, but said if he feels that the fit is right, that he could choose prior to February.

\"(I'm considering) Rutgers, Pitt, PSU, and South Carolina,\" he said. \"Right now my decision time is signing day, but if anything happens before then I guess people see or hear about it.\"

","skipOnMobile":true,"skipOnMobileReason":"Unsupported Markup","unsupportedMarkup":"script","media":[{"id":"MzAsNjkxNjUz","name":"Highlights and Eval -- OLB Elias Reynolds","description":"","externalId":"691653","caption":"Highlights and Eval -- OLB Elias Reynolds","mediaType":"video","mediaCategory":"Video","height":0,"width":0,"hasThumb":false,"hasMediumThumb":false,"suppressForGallery":false,"isActive":true,"nodes":["8383528"],"tags":[],"uri":"http://widgets.boxxspring.com/MzAsNjkxNjUz","thumbnailUri":"http://pictures.boxxspring.com/pictures/339711","publishDate":"2015-10-02T14:00:34.251242Z","lastModifiedDate":"2016-04-28T17:53:48.495387Z","durationMilliseconds":107000,"videoSources":[{"id":301602,"name":"360p","videoId":339705,"uri":"http://videos.boxxspring.com/360p_c6712e861c3fcc7babf33a488c2f10f0.webm","width":640,"height":360},{"id":301593,"name":"1080p","videoId":339705,"uri":"http://videos.boxxspring.com/1080p_8c3df574b4802fd196a409d50ae0e331.mp4","width":1280,"height":720},{"id":301599,"name":"1080p","videoId":339705,"uri":"http://videos.boxxspring.com/1080p_c6712e861c3fcc7babf33a488c2f10f0.webm","width":1280,"height":720},{"id":301596,"name":"480p","videoId":339705,"uri":"http://videos.boxxspring.com/480p_c6712e861c3fcc7babf33a488c2f10f0.mp4","width":854,"height":480},{"id":301598,"name":"240p","videoId":339705,"uri":"http://videos.boxxspring.com/240p_c6712e861c3fcc7babf33a488c2f10f0.mp4","width":426,"height":238},{"id":301600,"name":"720p","videoId":339705,"uri":"http://videos.boxxspring.com/720p_c6712e861c3fcc7babf33a488c2f10f0.webm","width":1280,"height":720},{"id":301595,"name":"720p","videoId":339705,"uri":"http://videos.boxxspring.com/720p_c6712e861c3fcc7babf33a488c2f10f0.mp4","width":1280,"height":720},{"id":301604,"name":"HLS v3","videoId":339705,"uri":"http://videos.boxxspring.com/hls_c6712e861c3fcc7babf33a488c2f10f0.m3u8"},{"id":301597,"name":"360p","videoId":339705,"uri":"http://videos.boxxspring.com/360p_c6712e861c3fcc7babf33a488c2f10f0.mp4","width":640,"height":360},{"id":301601,"name":"480p","videoId":339705,"uri":"http://videos.boxxspring.com/480p_c6712e861c3fcc7babf33a488c2f10f0.webm","width":854,"height":480},{"id":301603,"name":"240p","videoId":339705,"uri":"http://videos.boxxspring.com/240p_c6712e861c3fcc7babf33a488c2f10f0.webm","width":426,"height":238}],"mediaSource":"BedRocket","boxxSpringPropertyId":"30"}],"dateOverride":"2015-12-14T19:05:42-08:00","authorOverride":"Ryan Easterling","role":"Recruiting Reporter","isPremium":false,"isHotNews":false,"isRumor":false,"syndicationFlag":true,"isClassified":false,"hotNamesLinked":false,"storyImage":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/styles/primary_image/public/stories/Elias%20Reynolds%206_0.jpg","mainImage":{"uuid":"c07e67eb-5957-4d91-bf91-a8c906b6bcc2","url":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/stories/Elias%20Reynolds%206_0.jpg","title":"Elias Reynolds","alt":"","credit":"Brian Dohn","focalPointX":52,"focalPointY":24,"width":1280,"height":720},"thumbnailImage":"","heroImage":{"uuid":"c07e67eb-5957-4d91-bf91-a8c906b6bcc2","url":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/stories/Elias%20Reynolds%206_0.jpg","title":"Elias Reynolds","alt":"","credit":"Brian Dohn","focalPointX":52,"focalPointY":24,"width":1280,"height":720},"authorImage":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/styles/author/public/2016/02/01/Easterling%20Headshot.jpg","tags":[{"id":"9867","name":"Illinois - Football"},{"id":"413","name":"Illinois"},{"id":"288","name":"HS New York"}],"nodes":["680","8383528","2144"],"isActive":true,"inActiveAndMemberHasPublishRights":false,"createdOn":"2015-12-14T21:40:34-08:00","createdById":"-1","modifiedOn":"2015-12-14T21:42:05-08:00","modifiedBy":"-1","imgs":[],"viewStats":[{"from":"2015-12-14T22:00:00","to":"2015-12-14T23:00:00","count":10},{"from":"2015-12-15T03:00:00","to":"2015-12-15T04:00:00","count":30},{"from":"2015-12-15T05:00:00","to":"2015-12-15T06:00:00","count":10},{"from":"2015-12-15T06:00:00","to":"2015-12-15T07:00:00","count":20},{"from":"2015-12-15T07:00:00","to":"2015-12-15T08:00:00","count":40},{"from":"2015-12-15T08:00:00","to":"2015-12-15T09:00:00","count":10},{"from":"2015-12-15T10:00:00","to":"2015-12-15T11:00:00","count":40},{"from":"2015-12-15T11:00:00","to":"2015-12-15T12:00:00","count":20},{"from":"2015-12-15T13:00:00","to":"2015-12-15T14:00:00","count":10},{"from":"2015-12-15T14:00:00","to":"2015-12-15T15:00:00","count":10},{"from":"2015-12-15T16:00:00","to":"2015-12-15T17:00:00","count":10},{"from":"2015-12-15T21:00:00","to":"2015-12-15T22:00:00","count":10},{"from":"2015-12-16T05:00:00","to":"2015-12-16T06:00:00","count":10},{"from":"2015-12-16T06:00:00","to":"2015-12-16T07:00:00","count":20},{"from":"2015-12-16T11:00:00","to":"2015-12-16T12:00:00","count":10},{"from":"2015-12-16T14:00:00","to":"2015-12-16T15:00:00","count":20},{"from":"2015-12-16T16:00:00","to":"2015-12-16T17:00:00","count":4},{"from":"2015-12-16T18:00:00","to":"2015-12-16T19:00:00","count":8},{"from":"2015-12-16T19:00:00","to":"2015-12-16T20:00:00","count":4},{"from":"2015-12-17T06:00:00","to":"2015-12-17T07:00:00","count":4},{"from":"2015-12-17T20:00:00","to":"2015-12-17T21:00:00","count":4},{"from":"2015-12-18T09:00:00","to":"2015-12-18T10:00:00","count":4},{"from":"2015-12-18T17:00:00","to":"2015-12-18T18:00:00","count":8},{"from":"2015-12-18T21:00:00","to":"2015-12-18T22:00:00","count":4},{"from":"2015-12-19T05:00:00","to":"2015-12-19T06:00:00","count":4},{"from":"2015-12-19T08:00:00","to":"2015-12-19T09:00:00","count":4},{"from":"2015-12-20T05:00:00","to":"2015-12-20T06:00:00","count":4},{"from":"2015-12-20T08:00:00","to":"2015-12-20T09:00:00","count":4},{"from":"2015-12-21T15:00:00","to":"2015-12-21T16:00:00","count":8}],"primaryVideo":"http://widgets.boxxspring.com/MzAsNjkxNjUz","hasVideo":true,"brandUnsafe":false,"breakingNews":false},"editorsChoice":{"siteUrls":["http://www.scout.com/college/illinois/story/1734559-piper-illini-fight-has-them-in-flight","http://www.scout.com/college/illinois/story/1734760-hafiz-positive-energy-from-lovie-visit","http://www.scout.com/college/illinois/story/1734230-frazier-no-one-could-stop-me","http://www.scout.com/college/illinois/story/1734333-rapid-recap-illinois-64-vcu-46","http://www.scout.com/college/illinois/story/1734224-lovies-bottom-heavy-2017-roster","http://www.scout.com/college/illinois/story/1733984-illini-check-in-on-ol-preston-mixon"],"networkUrls":["http://www.scout.com/college/penn-state/story/1734646-psu-gets-chance-to-prove-committee-wrong","http://www.scout.com/nfl/packers/story/1734711-from-boos-to-jor-dy-chants?s=143","http://www.scout.com/college/ohio-state/story/1734550-buckeyes-make-college-football-playoff","http://www.scout.com/story/1734602-bowl-game-matchups-who-s-going-where"],"topRibbonWidgets":["http://illinois.scout.com/topic/players?type=videos&start=0&category=%22Football%20Recruiting%22&classYear=%222015%22&mediaTag=%22Spotlight%20Video%22&minimumInterest=%22Verbal%22&team=%22Illinois%22"],"carouselStoryUrls":["http://www.scout.com/college/illinois/story/1734559-piper-illini-fight-has-them-in-flight","http://www.scout.com/college/illinois/story/1734760-hafiz-positive-energy-from-lovie-visit","http://www.scout.com/college/illinois/story/1734333-rapid-recap-illinois-64-vcu-46","http://www.scout.com/college/illinois/story/1734224-lovies-bottom-heavy-2017-roster","http://www.scout.com/college/illinois/story/1734399-groce-a-great-program-win-vs-vcu"],"storyStreamUrls":[],"storyStreamBlacklistUrls":[],"videoStories":[{"type":"StorySummary","containerType":"StorySummary","id":"1734559","siteId":"169","isPublicSite":true,"subdomain":"illinois","canonicalUrl":"http://illinois.scout.com/story/1734559-piper-illini-fight-has-them-in-flight","shortUrl":"http://illinois.scout.com/story/1734559-piper-illini-fight-has-them-in-flight","siteName":"Illini Inquirer","forumName":"","friendlySubdomain":"Illinois","title":"Piper: Illini fight has them in flight","subtitle":"","seotitle":"Five takeaways from Illini vs. VCU","caption":"","deck":"Lead basketball reporter Derek Piper breaks down Illinois' big win against VCU in Miami on Saturday.","dateOverride":"2016-12-04T11:15:41-08:00","authorOverride":"Derek Piper","role":"Lead Basketball Reporter","isActive":true,"isPremium":true,"isHotNews":false,"isRumor":false,"syndicationFlag":true,"isClassified":false,"hotNamesLinked":false,"storyImage":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/styles/primary_image/public/2016/12/04/Groce%20%26%20Abrams%201.jpg","mainImage":{"uuid":"0bb861e9-7cbc-42cb-a76f-4e0bca5c8701","url":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/12/04/Groce%20%26%20Abrams%201.jpg","title":"Groce & Abrams","alt":"","credit":"Steve Mitchell - USA Today","focalPointX":55,"focalPointY":58,"width":459,"height":252},"thumbnailImage":"","heroImage":{"uuid":"0bb861e9-7cbc-42cb-a76f-4e0bca5c8701","url":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/12/04/Groce%20%26%20Abrams%201.jpg","title":"Groce & Abrams","alt":"","credit":"Steve Mitchell - USA Today","focalPointX":55,"focalPointY":58,"width":459,"height":252},"authorImage":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/styles/author/public/2016/06/05/Derek%205.jpg","boost":0,"skipOnMobile":false,"primaryVideo":"http://widgets.boxxspring.com/MzAsNDA1NzMyMTQ","hasVideo":true,"primaryVideoSummary":{"id":"MzAsNDA1NzMyMTQ","name":"Illini Malcolm Hill & Leron Black postgame vs. VCU","uri":"http://widgets.boxxspring.com/MzAsNDA1NzMyMTQ","thumbnailUri":"http://pictures.boxxspring.net/pictures/2208533","externalId":"40573214","publishDate":"2016-12-03T23:15:27.448342Z","tags":[],"preferredMobileUri":"http://videos.boxxspring.com/1080p_9545d752a10a728ae02751305001e9b2.mp4","height":0,"width":0,"caption":"Illini Malcolm Hill & Leron Black postgame vs. VCU"},"offsiteStories":[],"breakingNews":false},{"type":"StorySummary","containerType":"StorySummary","id":"1734333","siteId":"169","isPublicSite":true,"subdomain":"illinois","canonicalUrl":"http://illinois.scout.com/story/1734333-rapid-recap-illinois-64-vcu-46","shortUrl":"http://illinois.scout.com/story/1734333-rapid-recap-illinois-64-vcu-46","siteName":"Illini Inquirer","forumName":"","friendlySubdomain":"Illinois","title":"Rapid Recap: Illinois 64, VCU 46","subtitle":"","seotitle":"Rapid Recap: Illinois 64, VCU 46","caption":"","deck":"Illinois picks up second-straight quality win as its defense holds VCU in check in Miami","dateOverride":"2016-12-03T12:02:07-08:00","authorOverride":"Jeremy Werner","role":"Publisher, IlliniInquirer.com","isActive":true,"isPremium":false,"isHotNews":false,"isRumor":false,"syndicationFlag":true,"isClassified":false,"hotNamesLinked":false,"storyImage":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/styles/primary_image/public/2016/12/03/USATSI_9720210.jpg","mainImage":{"uuid":"1fb27d8b-1db6-4487-9f00-521648499edf","url":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/12/03/USATSI_9720210.jpg","title":"Jalen Coleman-Lands","alt":"","credit":"USA Today // Steve Mitchell","focalPointX":60,"focalPointY":40,"width":2449,"height":2257},"thumbnailImage":"","heroImage":{"uuid":"1fb27d8b-1db6-4487-9f00-521648499edf","url":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/12/03/USATSI_9720210.jpg","title":"Jalen Coleman-Lands","alt":"","credit":"USA Today // Steve Mitchell","focalPointX":60,"focalPointY":40,"width":2449,"height":2257},"authorImage":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/styles/author/public/avatar/ScoutMug_0.jpg","boost":0,"skipOnMobile":false,"primaryVideo":"http://widgets.boxxspring.com/MzAsNDA1NzMyMjk","hasVideo":true,"primaryVideoSummary":{"id":"MzAsNDA1NzMyMjk","name":"Illini coach John Groce postgame vs. VCU","uri":"http://widgets.boxxspring.com/MzAsNDA1NzMyMjk","thumbnailUri":"http://pictures.boxxspring.net/pictures/2208534","externalId":"40573229","publishDate":"2016-12-03T23:30:59.332947Z","tags":[],"preferredMobileUri":"http://videos.boxxspring.com/hls_aeb2af5c7922361a2ffcc053ca40fa1e.m3u8","height":0,"width":0,"caption":"Illini coach John Groce postgame vs. VCU"},"offsiteStories":[],"breakingNews":true},{"type":"StorySummary","containerType":"StorySummary","id":"1734230","siteId":"169","isPublicSite":true,"subdomain":"illinois","canonicalUrl":"http://illinois.scout.com/story/1734230-frazier-no-one-could-stop-me","shortUrl":"http://illinois.scout.com/story/1734230-frazier-no-one-could-stop-me","siteName":"Illini Inquirer","forumName":"","friendlySubdomain":"Illinois","title":"Frazier: 'No one could stop me'","subtitle":"","seotitle":"WATCH: Illini PG signee Trent Frazier talks 25-point outing","caption":"","deck":"Lead basketball reporter Derek Piper talks with top-100 PG signee Trent Frazier after his 25-point outing on Friday night.","dateOverride":"2016-12-02T19:45:22-08:00","authorOverride":"Derek Piper","role":"Lead Basketball Reporter","isActive":true,"isPremium":false,"isHotNews":false,"isRumor":false,"syndicationFlag":true,"isClassified":false,"hotNamesLinked":false,"storyImage":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/styles/primary_image/public/2016/12/02/Trent%20Frazier%2012-2-16.png","mainImage":{"uuid":"5275f3b2-1e50-4ab2-a5c3-59cc11eeb574","url":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/12/02/Trent%20Frazier%2012-2-16.png","title":"Trent Frazier","alt":"","focalPointX":49,"focalPointY":27,"width":800,"height":450},"thumbnailImage":"","heroImage":{"uuid":"5275f3b2-1e50-4ab2-a5c3-59cc11eeb574","url":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/12/02/Trent%20Frazier%2012-2-16.png","title":"Trent Frazier","alt":"","focalPointX":49,"focalPointY":27,"width":800,"height":450},"authorImage":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/styles/author/public/2016/06/05/Derek%205.jpg","boost":0,"skipOnMobile":false,"primaryVideo":"http://widgets.boxxspring.com/MzAsNDA1NzAzMzY","hasVideo":true,"primaryVideoSummary":{"id":"MzAsNDA1NzAzMzY","name":"Illini PG signee Trent Frazier scores 25 in a win","uri":"http://widgets.boxxspring.com/MzAsNDA1NzAzMzY","thumbnailUri":"http://pictures.boxxspring.net/pictures/2207989","externalId":"40570336","publishDate":"2016-12-03T03:44:40.415928Z","tags":[],"preferredMobileUri":"http://videos.boxxspring.com/1080p_33786698b85cc3e999389dfe2aa3e15b.mp4","height":0,"width":0,"caption":"Illini PG signee Trent Frazier scores 25 in a win"},"offsiteStories":[],"breakingNews":false},{"type":"StorySummary","containerType":"StorySummary","id":"1733920","siteId":"169","isPublicSite":true,"subdomain":"illinois","siteFolder":"/college/illinois","canonicalUrl":"http://www.scout.com/college/illinois/story/1733920-de-owen-carney-plans-illini-official-visit","shortUrl":"http://illinois.scout.com/story/1733920-de-owen-carney-plans-illini-official-visit","siteName":"Illini Inquirer","forumName":"","friendlySubdomain":"Illinois","title":"DE Owen Carney plans Illini official visit","subtitle":"","seotitle":"DE Owen Carney plans Illini official visit","caption":"","deck":"Miami Central defensive end, Illini priority closing in on a decision","dateOverride":"2016-12-01T15:00:37-08:00","authorOverride":"Jeremy Werner","role":"Publisher, IlliniInquirer.com","isActive":true,"isPremium":false,"isHotNews":false,"isRumor":false,"syndicationFlag":true,"isClassified":false,"hotNamesLinked":false,"storyImage":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/styles/primary_image/public/2016/08/27/OwenCarney.jpg","mainImage":{"uuid":"dc768153-8bdd-402b-b8e7-2a1603c7dc18","url":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/08/27/OwenCarney.jpg","title":"Owen Carney","alt":"","focalPointX":54,"focalPointY":21,"width":853,"height":469},"thumbnailImage":"","heroImage":{"uuid":"dc768153-8bdd-402b-b8e7-2a1603c7dc18","url":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/08/27/OwenCarney.jpg","title":"Owen Carney","alt":"","focalPointX":54,"focalPointY":21,"width":853,"height":469},"authorImage":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/styles/author/public/avatar/ScoutMug_0.jpg","boost":0,"skipOnMobile":true,"primaryVideo":"http://widgets.boxxspring.com/MzAsODg2NTQ1","hasVideo":true,"primaryVideoSummary":{"id":"MzAsODg2NTQ1","name":"Owen Carney The Opening Miami Clips","uri":"http://widgets.boxxspring.com/MzAsODg2NTQ1","thumbnailUri":"http://pictures.boxxspring.net/pictures/533143","externalId":"886545","publishDate":"2016-03-11T19:21:46.134574Z","durationMilliseconds":44000,"tags":[],"preferredMobileUri":"http://videos.boxxspring.com/hls_77dff3ec0b0dc081ffa5d4ea8fc2d650.m3u8","height":0,"width":0,"caption":"Owen Carney The Opening Miami Clips"},"offsiteStories":[],"breakingNews":false},{"type":"StorySummary","containerType":"StorySummary","id":"1733359","siteId":"169","isPublicSite":true,"subdomain":"illinois","siteFolder":"/college/illinois","canonicalUrl":"http://www.scout.com/college/illinois/story/1733359-five-takeaways-from-illini-vs-n-c-state","shortUrl":"http://illinois.scout.com/story/1733359-five-takeaways-from-illini-vs-n-c-state","siteName":"Illini Inquirer","forumName":"","friendlySubdomain":"Illinois","title":"Five takeaways from Illini vs. N.C. State","subtitle":"","seotitle":"Five takeaways from Illini vs. N.C. State","caption":"","deck":"Lead basketball reporter Derek Piper breaks down Illinois' bounce-back win vs. N.C. State on Tuesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.","dateOverride":"2016-11-30T09:15:48-08:00","authorOverride":"Derek Piper","role":"Lead Basketball Reporter","isActive":true,"isPremium":true,"isHotNews":false,"isRumor":false,"syndicationFlag":true,"isClassified":false,"hotNamesLinked":false,"storyImage":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/styles/primary_image/public/2016/11/30/USATSI_9713046.jpg","mainImage":{"uuid":"e0169bbf-6396-4dc6-8adf-8360630b0c88","url":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/11/30/USATSI_9713046.jpg","title":"John Groce","alt":"","credit":"USA Today // Mike Granse","focalPointX":53,"focalPointY":34,"width":2145,"height":1573},"thumbnailImage":"","heroImage":{"uuid":"e0169bbf-6396-4dc6-8adf-8360630b0c88","url":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/11/30/USATSI_9713046.jpg","title":"John Groce","alt":"","credit":"USA Today // Mike Granse","focalPointX":53,"focalPointY":34,"width":2145,"height":1573},"authorImage":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/styles/author/public/2016/06/05/Derek%205.jpg","boost":0,"skipOnMobile":true,"primaryVideo":"http://widgets.boxxspring.com/MzAsNDA1NDc1MzM","hasVideo":true,"primaryVideoSummary":{"id":"MzAsNDA1NDc1MzM","name":"Three Stars: Breathe, Illini fan","uri":"http://widgets.boxxspring.com/MzAsNDA1NDc1MzM","thumbnailUri":"http://pictures.boxxspring.net/pictures/2205585","externalId":"40547533","publishDate":"2016-11-30T05:35:44.270688Z","durationMilliseconds":297000,"tags":[],"preferredMobileUri":"http://videos.boxxspring.com/hls_96363c28f9186a8b9c3bffe3b45cc6da.m3u8","height":0,"width":0,"caption":"Three Stars: Breathe, Illini fan"},"offsiteStories":[],"breakingNews":false}]},"noteConfiguration":[{"id":"4","containerType":"TrendingForumSubThread","width":{"to":1},"height":2,"indexDateTimeUTC":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","tags":[],"statusCode":0},{"id":"0","containerType":"StorySummary","width":{"to":1},"height":1,"indexDateTimeUTC":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","tags":[],"statusCode":0},{"id":"1","containerType":"ForumSubThread","width":{"to":1},"height":1,"indexDateTimeUTC":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","tags":[],"statusCode":0},{"id":"2","containerType":"AdUnit","width":{"to":1},"height":1,"indexDateTimeUTC":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","tags":[],"statusCode":0},{"id":"3","containerType":"TrendingStorySummary","width":{"to":1},"height":1,"indexDateTimeUTC":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","tags":[],"statusCode":0}],"flags":[{"id":"show-club-activation-text","rule":"_.contains(['133', '138', '154', '155', '156'], siteId)"},{"id":"forums-editors-choice","rule":"true","ruleBool":true},{"id":"facebook-signin","rule":"true","ruleBool":true},{"id":"hide-clock","rule":"Date.now() >= new Date('2/4/2015')"},{"id":"proxy-api","rule":"true"},{"id":"disable-autoplay","rule":"(typeof(pagetype) != 'undefined' && pagetype == 'FrontPage' && [204, 143, 8, 73, 196, 194].indexOf(+siteId) == -1) || typeof(pagetype) != 'undefined' && pagetype == 'MessageBoard'"},{"id":"forum-comments","rule":"1","ruleFloat":1,"chance":1,"enabled":true},{"id":"one-domain","rule":"1","ruleFloat":1,"chance":1,"enabled":true},{"id":"warrior-tv","rule":"false","ruleBool":false},{"id":"outbrain","rule":"!_.contains(['532'], siteId)"},{"id":"block-ad-970x91-top","rule":"_.contains(['ForumTopics', 'Lobby', 'ForumTopicNew - new', 'ForumTopicNew - reply', 'ForumPrivateMailbox', 'ForumPrivateMessage', 'ForumPrivateMailboxSendTo', 'ForumPrivateMailboxReply'], viewType)"},{"id":"imgx-compression","rule":"true","ruleBool":true},{"id":"include-addthis","rule":"false","ruleBool":false},{"id":"vote-forums","rule":"true","ruleBool":true},{"id":"topic-embed-tool","rule":"screen == 'Desktop'"},{"id":"block-ads","rule":"_.contains(['333'], siteId)"},{"id":"block-ad-1x1","rule":"[143, 73, 75, 537, 532, 78, 12, 15, 540, 570, 156, 194, 238, 333, 14, 518, 106, 43, 10, 454, 334, 239, 6, 335, 44, 336, 165, 337, 455, 368, 512, 338, 166, 45, 340, 428, 341, 46, 148, 132, 342, 456, 429, 457, 430, 458, 167, 420, 47, 343, 459, 460, 168, 445, 546, 446, 16, 431, 164, 517, 433, 432, 135, 543, 241, 140, 130, 449, 219, 215, 205, 169, 461, 170, 462, 8, 171, 172, 173, 344, 48, 434, 345, 107, 347, 17, 415, 108, 174, 435, 350, 13, 348, 162, 175, 349, 176, 177, 136, 19, 463, 240, 204, 351, 203, 242, 464, 178, 564, 352, 465, 353, 179, 109, 354, 145, 146, 181, 515, 128, 182, 157, 210, 141, 425, 180, 444, 355, 436, 183, 438, 443, 439, 437, 356, 199, 513, 440, 357, 466, 184, 467, 358, 359, 18, 185, 187, 360, 186, 7, 110, 514, 511, 188, 361, 363, 202, 362, 364, 339, 346, 86, 365, 208, 366, 510, 189, 441, 190, 516, 191, 192, 147, 137, 468, 226, 159, 469, 193, 367, 442].indexOf(+siteId) == -1"},{"id":"forum-lobby-video","rule":"screen == 'Desktop' && [538, 532, 541].indexOf(+siteId) > -1"},{"id":"premium-annual-member-check","rule":"true","ruleBool":true},{"id":"story-card-video","rule":"typeof(pagetype) != 'undefined' && pagetype == 'MessageBoard'"},{"id":"carousel-forum-lobby","rule":"!_.contains(['541'], siteId)"},{"id":"scout-widget-mobile","rule":"true"},{"id":"editors-choice","rule":"siteId != 542"},{"id":"new-recruiting-hq","rule":"true"},{"id":"use-classic-forums-link","rule":"false","ruleBool":false},{"id":"show-theme-classic-new-switch","rule":"[6,7,8,10,12,13,14,15,17,18,19,21,24,25,37,43,44,45,46,47,48,61,62,63,64,65,66,68,69,70,73,75,77,78,86,87,93,101,102,106,107,108,109,110,112,113,114,115,116,117,118,119,120,121,122,123,124,126,127,128,130,131,132,133,135,136,137,138,140,141,142,143,145,146,147,148,149,153,154,155,156,157,159,161,162,163,164,165,166,167,168,169,170,171,172,173,174,175,177,178,179,180,181,183,184,185,186,187,188,189,190,191,192,193,194,196,197,199,201,202,203,204,205,207,208,210,215,220,222,224,225,226,228,230,232,234,235,236,238,239,240,241,242,243,244,245,246,248,249,250,251,252,254,255,256,258,259,260,261,262,263,264,265,266,267,268,269,270,271,272,273,274,275,276,277,279,280,281,282,283,284,285,286,287,288,289,290,291,292,293,294,296,297,298,300,301,302,303,304,305,306,307,308,310,311,312,313,314,315,317,318,320,321,322,323,325,326,327,328,329,330,331,332,333,334,335,336,337,338,339,340,341,342,343,344,345,346,347,348,349,350,351,352,353,354,355,356,357,358,359,361,362,363,364,365,366,367,368,369,370,374,376,379,380,381,382,383,384,385,386,387,388,389,390,391,392,393,394,395,396,397,398,399,400,401,402,403,404,405,406,407,408,409,410,411,412,413,414,415,419,420,425,428,429,430,431,432,433,434,435,436,437,438,439,440,441,442,443,444,445,446,449,451,452,454,455,456,457,458,459,460,461,462,463,464,465,466,467,469,473,508,510,511,512,513,514,515,516,517,518,521,522,526,527,528,529,530,531,532,533,534,535,536,537,538,540,541,543,544,545,546,547,548,549,550,551,552,553,554,555,556,557,558,559,560,561,562,563,565,567].indexOf(+siteId) > -1"},{"id":"outbrain-footer","rule":"_.contains(['Lobby', 'ForumTopics', 'ForumThread', 'ForumThread - Message', 'ForumThread - ScrollTarget'], viewType) && _.contains(['Desktop', 'Tablet', 'Phone'], screen)"},{"id":"avery-strong","rule":"false","ruleBool":false},{"id":"updatebar","rule":"false","ruleBool":false},{"id":"new-nav-cider-network-menu","rule":"true","ruleBool":true},{"id":"enable-autoplay-carousel","rule":"(typeof(pagetype) != 'undefined' && _.contains(['FrontPage', 'MessageBoard'], pagetype) && screen == 'Desktop' && [6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 43, 44, 46, 47, 48, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 68, 69, 70, 71, 73, 75, 77, 78, 101, 102, 106, 107, 109, 110, 112, 113, 115, 116, 117, 119, 120, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 135, 136, 137, 138, 140, 141, 143, 145, 146, 147, 148, 149, 153, 154, 155, 157, 159, 162, 164, 165, 166, 167, 168, 169, 170, 171, 172, 173, 174, 175, 176, 177, 178, 180, 181, 182, 183, 184, 185, 186, 187, 188, 189, 190, 191, 192, 193, 194, 196, 197, 199, 204, 215, 219, 239, 240, 243, 244, 334, 336, 338, 341, 342, 357, 358, 359, 360, 361, 365, 430, 441, 468, 510, 532, 537, 538, 541, 545, 551, 565, 566, 567, 569, 573, 576].indexOf(+siteId) > -1)"},{"id":"spotlight-videos-stories-as-photo","rule":"0","ruleFloat":0,"chance":0,"enabled":false},{"id":"home-stream","rule":"true","ruleBool":true},{"id":"auto-editors-choice","rule":"(Math.random() < 0.2 || siteId == '143') && siteId != '78'"},{"id":"block-ad-970x91","rule":"!_.contains(['156', '537'], siteId)"},{"id":"editable-network-menu","rule":"true","ruleBool":true},{"id":"topic-finder-widget-force-spotlight","rule":"true"},{"id":"new-player-detail","rule":"true"},{"id":"player-quick-view","rule":"true"},{"id":"search-forums","rule":"true"},{"id":"search-news","rule":"true"},{"id":"story-bottom-share","rule":"true","ruleBool":true},{"id":"topic-finder-video","rule":"false","ruleBool":false},{"id":"autoplay-toggle","rule":"[6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 43, 44, 46, 47, 48, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 68, 69, 70, 71, 73, 75, 77, 78, 101, 102, 106, 107, 109, 110, 112, 113, 115, 116, 117, 119, 120, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 135, 136, 137, 138, 140, 141, 143, 145, 146, 147, 148, 149, 153, 154, 155, 157, 159, 162, 164, 165, 166, 167, 168, 169, 170, 171, 172, 173, 174, 175, 176, 177, 178, 180, 181, 182, 183, 184, 185, 186, 187, 188, 189, 190, 191, 192, 193, 194, 196, 197, 199, 204, 215, 219, 239, 240, 243, 244, 334, 336, 338, 341, 342, 357, 358, 359, 360, 361, 365, 430, 441, 468, 510, 532, 537, 538, 541, 545, 551, 565, 566, 567, 569, 571, 573, 576, 577].indexOf(+siteId) > -1"},{"id":"forum-board-video","rule":"screen == 'Desktop' && [538, 541].indexOf(+siteId) > -1"},{"id":"homepage-video","rule":"screen == 'Desktop' && [538, 541].indexOf(+siteId) > -1"},{"id":"spotlight-videos-stories","rule":"0","ruleFloat":0,"chance":0,"enabled":false},{"id":"player-detail-tags","rule":"1","ruleFloat":1,"chance":1,"enabled":true},{"id":"top-ribbon-widget","rule":"0","ruleFloat":0,"chance":0,"enabled":false},{"id":"new-story-page","rule":"1","ruleFloat":1,"chance":1,"enabled":true},{"id":"debug-cors","rule":"email == 'genebarrier@gmail.com'"},{"id":"update-avatar","rule":"true"},{"id":"video-only-carousel","rule":"false","ruleBool":false},{"id":"autoplay-mute","rule":"0","ruleFloat":0,"chance":0,"enabled":false},{"id":"upload-photos-enabled","rule":"[224].indexOf(+siteId) > -1","ruleBool":true,"sites":["7","8","14","15","16","18","46","109","145","146","162","168","175","177","179","181","204","215","224","355"]},{"id":"player-list-view-2","rule":"1","ruleFloat":1,"chance":1,"enabled":true},{"id":"partitioned-forums-index","rule":"true","ruleBool":true},{"id":"app-promo-interstitial","rule":"false","ruleBool":false},{"id":"forum-instertial-ads","rule":"true","ruleBool":true},{"id":"user-events","rule":"0.25","ruleFloat":0.25,"chance":0.25,"enabled":false},{"id":"merlin","rule":"1","ruleFloat":1,"chance":1,"enabled":true},{"id":"homestream-native-ad","rule":"!_.contains(['143','73','77','537', '570'], siteId)"},{"id":"upload-videos-enabled","rule":"[224].indexOf(+siteId) > -1","ruleBool":false,"sites":["224"]},{"id":"block-ad-970x91-superleaderboard-top","rule":"[571,572,570,204,73,196,8,194,143,155,567,197,545,77,168,171,219,48,107,17,175,146,183,188,110,190,148,532,243,25,61,62,112,127,75,541,537,565,551,14,106,43,334,239,44,336,165,338,166,341,46,342,430,167,47,16,164,135,140,215,169,170,172,173,174,13,162,176,136,19,240,178,109,145,181,128,182,157,141,180,199,357,184,358,359,18,185,187,360,186,7,12,365,510,189,191,192,566,147,137,468,193,153,138,154,538,126,123,149,101,113,115,63,125,64,65,66,68,69,70,120,71,156,551,530,177,15,6, 454].indexOf(+siteId) === -1"},{"id":"enable-autoplay-story","rule":"typeof(pagetype) != 'undefined' && _.contains(['StoryPage'], pagetype) && screen == 'Desktop'"},{"id":"forums-story-and-video-icons","rule":"true","ruleBool":true},{"id":"disable-get-story-threads","rule":"false","ruleBool":false},{"id":"march-madness","rule":"false","ruleBool":false},{"id":"get-verb-player-search","rule":"true"},{"id":"national-video-link","rule":"true"},{"id":"premium-user","rule":"!!isPM"},{"id":"double-native-ads","rule":"!_.contains(['143','73','77','537', '570'], siteId)"},{"id":"topic-quick-reply","rule":"true","ruleBool":true},{"id":"story-native-ad","rule":"true","ruleBool":true},{"id":"new-sidebar","rule":"true","ruleBool":true},{"id":"topstory","rule":"true","ruleBool":true},{"id":"new-login","rule":"true","ruleBool":true},{"id":"topstory-first-slot","rule":"false","ruleBool":false},{"id":"story-bottom-video","rule":"screen == 'Desktop' && [7, 8, 12, 13, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 43, 44, 46, 47, 48, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 68, 69, 70, 71, 73, 75, 77, 86, 101, 102, 106, 107, 109, 110, 112, 113, 115, 116, 117, 119, 120, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 130, 135, 136, 137, 138, 140, 141, 143, 145, 146, 147, 148, 149, 153, 154, 155, 157, 159, 162, 164, 165, 166, 167, 168, 169, 170, 171, 172, 173, 174, 175, 176, 177, 178, 180, 181, 182, 183, 184, 185, 186, 187, 188, 189, 190, 191, 192, 193, 194, 196, 197, 199, 204, 215, 219, 239, 240, 243, 244, 334, 336, 338, 341, 342, 355, 357, 358, 359, 360, 361, 365, 430, 441, 468, 510, 532, 537, 538, 541, 545, 551, 565, 566, 567, 569, 571, 573, 576, 577].indexOf(+siteId) > -1"}],"menu":{"key":"3784","name":"Site 169 Menu","url":"","weight":1,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"3785","name":"Forums\n","url":"","weight":0,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"3787","name":"Forums List\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/forums?s=[SiteID]","weight":0,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"3788","name":"Premium Fan Forum\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/forums/1095-premium-fan-forum?s=[SiteID]","weight":2275,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"3789","name":"Hoops Fan Forum\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/forums/2616-hoops-fan-forum?s=[SiteID]","weight":2276,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"3790","name":"Football Fan Forum\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/forums/2617-football-fan-forum?s=[SiteID]","weight":2277,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"3791","name":"Help/Ref Forum\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/forums/2622-help-reference-test?s=[SiteID]","weight":2278,"external":false,"sectionHead":false}]},{"key":"13962","name":"Football\n","weight":5,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"13963","name":"Stories\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/news?type=stories&sortBy=Date&site=[DomainName]&tag=[FOOTBALLNAME]%20-%20Football","weight":0,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"13964","name":"Roster\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/a.z?s=[SiteID]&p=8&c=2&nid=[FOOTBALLID]&yr=[YR_CFB_ROSTER]","weight":5,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"13965","name":"Schedule\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/blip/fbschedule","weight":10,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"13966","name":"Team Stats\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/a.z?s=[SiteID]&p=3&blipid=13747","weight":15,"external":false,"sectionHead":false}]},{"key":"3793","name":"FB Recruiting\n","url":"","weight":10,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"3794","name":"Prospects\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/[YR_CFB_RECRUITING]-football-prospects","weight":2281,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"3795","name":"Visits\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/[YR_CFB_RECRUITING]-football-visits","weight":2282,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"3796","name":"Commits\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/[YR_CFB_RECRUITING]-football-commits?minimumInterest=SoftVerbal","weight":2283,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"3797","name":"Team Rankings\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/a.z?s=[SiteID]&p=9&c=14&yr=[YR_CFB_RECRUITING_TM_RANK]","weight":2284,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"3798","name":"State Rankings\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/story/1696363-scout-2017-rankings-directory?s=[SiteID]","weight":2285,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"3799","name":"Eligibility\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/a.z?s=[SiteID]&p=9&c=16&yr=[YR_CFB_RECRUITING_ELIG]","weight":2286,"external":false,"sectionHead":false}]},{"key":"13287","name":"Basketball\n","weight":15,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"13288","name":"Stories\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/news?type=stories&sortBy=Date&site=[DomainName]&tag=[MBASKETBALLNAME]%20-%20Basketball","weight":0,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"13289","name":"Roster\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/a.z?s=[SiteID]&p=8&c=2&nid=[MBASKETBALLID]&yr=[YR_NCB_ROSTER]","weight":5,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"13290","name":"Schedule\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/blip/bbschedule","weight":10,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"13291","name":"Team Stats\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/a.z?s=[SiteID]&p=3&blipid=13754","weight":15,"external":false,"sectionHead":false}]},{"key":"3801","name":"BK Recruiting\n","url":"","weight":20,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"3802","name":"Prospects\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/[YR_NCB_RECRUITING]-basketball-prospects?team=[MBASKETBALLNAME]","weight":2289,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"3803","name":"Visits\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/[YR_NCB_RECRUITING]-basketball-visits?team=[MBASKETBALLNAME]","weight":2290,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"3804","name":"Commits\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/[YR_NCB_RECRUITING]-basketball-commits?team=[MBASKETBALLNAME]","weight":2291,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"3805","name":"Team Rankings\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/a.z?s=[SiteID]&p=9&cfg=bb&c=14&yr=[YR_NCB_RECRUITING_TM_RANK]","weight":2292,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"3806","name":"Eligibility\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/a.z?s=[SiteID]&p=9&c=16&cfg=bb&yr=[YR_NCB_RECRUITING_ELIG]","weight":2293,"external":false,"sectionHead":false}]},{"key":"3808","name":"News\n","url":"","weight":25,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"3809","name":"All\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/news?type=stories&start=0&sortBy=Date&site=[DomainName]","weight":2296,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"3810","name":"Football\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/news?type=stories&sortBy=Date&site=[DomainName]&tag=[FOOTBALLNAME]%20-%20Football","weight":2297,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"3811","name":"FB Recruiting\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/topic/[YR_CFB_RECRUITING]-football-prospects?type=stories","weight":2298,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"3812","name":"Basketball\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/news?type=stories&sortBy=Date&site=[DomainName]&tag=[MBASKETBALLNAME]%20-%20Basketball","weight":2299,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"3813","name":"BK Recruiting\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/topic/[YR_NCB_RECRUITING]-basketball-prospects?type=stories","weight":2300,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12795","name":"Upcoming Events","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/blip/upcoming-events","weight":9999,"external":false,"sectionHead":false}]},{"key":"12241","name":"Shop","url":"http://scout.fanatics.com/COLLEGE_Illinois_Fighting_Illini/?utm_source=scoutcom_nav&utm_medium=bm_referral&utm_term=kw--scout_NAV|cpn--no_coupon|offer--no_offer","weight":100,"external":true,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"9052","name":"Tickets\n","url":"http://tickets.[NETWORKHOST]/[SITEALIAS]-tickets?sid=[SUBDOMAIN]","weight":200,"external":true,"sectionHead":false}],"siteId":"169"},"networkMenu":{"key":"11863","name":"Network Menu","weight":-10,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"11864","name":"NCAA","url":"","weight":0,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"11881","name":"Teams","weight":0,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"12395","name":"Network - NCAA - Teams - Picker","weight":0,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"type":"team-picker","league":"ncaa"}],"index":0,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11882","name":"NCAA Football HQ","url":"http://www.scout.com/college/football/","weight":1,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":1,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11883","name":"FB Recruiting","url":"http://www.scout.com/college/football/recruiting/","weight":2,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":2,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11884","name":"NCAA Basketball HQ","url":"http://www.scout.com/college/basketball/","weight":3,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":3,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11885","name":"BK Recruiting","url":"http://www.scout.com/college/basketball/recruiting/","weight":4,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":4,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11886","name":"Tailgating","url":"http://www.scout.com/home/tailgating/","weight":5,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":5,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"12740","name":"Stadiums","url":"http://www.scout.com/stadium-journey/ncaa-football-stadiums?sortBy=rating","weight":6,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":6,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false}],"index":0,"menu":"primary","isActive":false},{"key":"11865","name":"NFL","url":"","weight":1,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"11878","name":"Teams","weight":0,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"12396","name":"Network - NFL - Teams - Picker","weight":0,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"type":"team-picker","league":"nfl"}],"index":0,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11877","name":"NFL HQ","url":"http://www.scout.com/nfl/","weight":1,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":1,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11887","name":"Draft Rankings","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST]/nfl/[YR_NFL_DRAFT]-nfl-draft-rankings","weight":2,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":2,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11888","name":"Fantasy","url":"http://www.scout.com/fantasy/","weight":3,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":3,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11889","name":"Tailgating","url":"http://www.scout.com/home/tailgating/","weight":4,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":4,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"12741","name":"Stadiums","url":"http://www.scout.com/stadium-journey/nfl-stadiums","weight":5,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":5,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false}],"index":1,"menu":"primary","isActive":false},{"key":"11866","name":"MLB","url":"","weight":2,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"11891","name":"Teams","weight":0,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"12397","name":"Network - MLB - Teams - Picker","weight":0,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"type":"team-picker","league":"mlb"}],"index":0,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11890","name":"MLB HQ","url":"http://www.scout.com/mlb/","weight":1,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":1,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11892","name":"Transactions","url":"http://www.scout.com/mlb/rumors/","weight":2,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":2,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11893","name":"Scouting","url":"http://www.scout.com/mlb/scouting/","weight":3,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":3,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11894","name":"Top Prospects","url":"http://www.scout.com/mlb/a.z?s=243&p=9&c=12&nid=287&lnid=287&pid=88&yr=[YR_MLB_DRAFT]","weight":4,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":4,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"12742","name":"Stadiums","url":"http://www.scout.com/stadium-journey/mlb-stadiums","weight":5,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":5,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false}],"index":2,"menu":"primary","isActive":false},{"key":"11867","name":"Recruiting","weight":3,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"11896","name":"FB Recruiting HQ","url":"http://www.scout.com/college/football/recruiting/","weight":0,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":0,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11897","name":"FB Prospects","url":"http://www.scout.com/college/football/recruiting/[YR_CFB_RECRUITING]-football-prospects","weight":1,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":1,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11898","name":"FB Commits","url":"http://www.scout.com/college/football/recruiting/[YR_CFB_RECRUITING]-football-commits","weight":2,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":2,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11899","name":"FB Team Rankings","url":"http://www.scout.com/college/football/recruiting/a.z?s=73&p=9&c=14&yr=[YR_CFB_RECRUITING]","weight":3,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":3,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11900","name":"JC Football","url":"http://www.scout.com/junior-college-football/","weight":4,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"12430","name":"JUCO Rankings","url":"http://www.scout.com/junior-college-football/2017-football-prospects?league=JUCO","weight":0,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12431","name":"JUCO Commits","url":"http://www.scout.com/junior-college-football/2017-football-commits?league=JUCO","weight":1,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12432","name":"JUCO Visits","url":"http://www.scout.com/junior-college-football/2017-football-visits?league=JUCO","weight":2,"external":false,"sectionHead":false}],"index":4,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11902","name":"BK Recruiting HQ","url":"http://www.scout.com/college/basketball/recruiting/","weight":5,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":5,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11903","name":"BK Prospects","url":"http://www.scout.com/college/basketball/recruiting/[YR_CFB_RECRUITING]-basketball-prospects","weight":6,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":6,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11904","name":"BK Commits","url":"http://www.scout.com/college/basketball/recruiting/[YR_CFB_RECRUITING]-basketball-commits","weight":7,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":7,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11905","name":"BK Team Rankings","url":"http://www.scout.com/college/basketball/recruiting/a.z?s=75&p=9&c=14&cfg=bb&yr=[YR_CFB_RECRUITING]","weight":8,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":8,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"12423","name":"High School Sports","url":"http://www.scout.com/high-school/blip/front","weight":9,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":9,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false}],"index":3,"menu":"primary","isActive":false},{"key":"11868","name":"More Sports","weight":4,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"11879","name":"NBA","weight":0,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"12399","name":"Network - More Sports - NBA - Picker","weight":0,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"type":"team-picker","league":"nba"}],"index":0,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11880","name":"Golf","url":"http://www.scout.com/golf/","weight":1,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":1,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"12718","name":"Stadium Journey","url":"http://www.scout.com/stadium-journey","weight":3,"external":false,"description":"The authority for stadium reviews, rankings, and ratings.","sectionHead":false,"index":2,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"12533","name":"Cleveland Sports","url":"http://www.scout.com/cleveland-sports","weight":6,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":3,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false}],"index":4,"menu":"primary","isActive":false},{"key":"11869","name":"Fantasy","weight":5,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"12406","name":"Rankings","weight":0,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"12433","name":"2016 Top 200","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST]/fantasy/[YR_NFL_FANTASY]-fantasy-football-rankings","weight":0,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12407","name":"QB Rankings","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST]/fantasy/[YR_NFL_FANTASY]-fantasy-football-quarterback-rankings","weight":1,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12408","name":"RB Rankings","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST]/fantasy/[YR_NFL_FANTASY]-fantasy-football-running-back-rankings","weight":2,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12409","name":"WR Rankings","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST]/fantasy/[YR_NFL_FANTASY]-fantasy-football-wide-receiver-rankings","weight":3,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12410","name":"TE Rankings","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST]/fantasy/[YR_NFL_FANTASY]-fantasy-football-tight-end-rankings","weight":4,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12411","name":"K Rankings","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST]/fantasy/[YR_NFL_FANTASY]-fantasy-football-kicker-rankings","weight":5,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12412","name":"DEF Rankings","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST]/fantasy/[YR_NFL_FANTASY]-fantasy-football-defense-rankings","weight":6,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12413","name":"DL Rankings","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST]/fantasy/[YR_NFL_FANTASY]-fantasy-football-defensive-lineman-rankings","weight":7,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12414","name":"LB Rankings","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST]/fantasy/[YR_NFL_FANTASY]-fantasy-football-linebacker-rankings","weight":8,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12415","name":"DB Rankings","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST]/fantasy/[YR_NFL_FANTASY]-fantasy-football-defensive-back-rankings","weight":9,"external":false,"sectionHead":false}],"index":0,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11876","name":"Fantasy HQ","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST]/fantasy/","weight":1,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":1,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"12400","name":"Tools","weight":2,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"12403","name":"Depth Charts","url":"http://fftoolbox.scout.com/football/depth-charts.cfm","weight":0,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12402","name":"Bye Weeks","url":"http://fftoolbox.scout.com/football/byeweeks.cfm","weight":1,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12401","name":"All Tools","url":"http://stage.scout.com/fantasy/story/1554317","weight":2,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12404","name":"Strength of Schedule","url":"http://fftoolbox.scout.com/football/strength_of_schedule.cfm","weight":3,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12405","name":"Mock Draft Simulator","url":"http://fantasymockdraft.scout.com/simulator/","weight":4,"external":false,"sectionHead":false}],"index":2,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"12416","name":"Daily Fantasy","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST]/fantasy/news?type=stories&sortBy=Date&site=ScoutFantasy.com&query=DFS","weight":3,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":3,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"12417","name":"Forums","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST]/fantasy/forums","weight":4,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":4,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"12418","name":"Play","url":"http://www.playscoutfantasy.com/lobby.php","weight":5,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":5,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"12419","name":"Join","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST]/fantasy/story/1557795-join-us-at-scout-fantasy","weight":6,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":6,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false}],"index":5,"menu":"primary","isActive":false},{"key":"14495","name":"#DREAMFEARLESSLY","url":"http://www.scout.com/AmFam/","weight":6,"external":false,"sectionHead":true,"index":6,"menu":"primary","isActive":false},{"key":"11870","name":"Military","weight":7,"external":false,"sectionHead":true,"children":[{"key":"11913","name":"Warrior","url":"http://www.scout.com/military/warrior/","weight":0,"external":false,"description":"The latest news and tech from the field of combat.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/sites/warrior.png","index":0,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11914","name":"Sniper's Hide","url":"http://www.scout.com/military/snipers-hide/","weight":1,"external":false,"description":"The #1 source of information for the world of long-range shooting and precision marksmanship.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/sites/snipershide.png","index":1,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11917","name":"Deadliest Blogger","url":"http://www.scout.com/military/deadliest-blogger/","weight":4,"external":false,"description":"Military history from ancient battles to modern warfare.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/04/26/deadliestblogger.png","index":2,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false}],"index":7,"menu":"primary","isActive":false},{"key":"11872","name":"Fishing","weight":8,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"11921","name":"North American Fisherman","url":"http://www.scout.com/outdoors/fishing/","weight":0,"external":false,"description":"Fishing news and video from NAF.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/04/26/fisherman.png","index":0,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11922","name":"Wired2Fish","url":"http://www.scout.com/outdoors/wired2fish","weight":1,"external":false,"description":"Gear reviews, guides, and how-to videos for serious anglers.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/sites/wired2fish_1.png","index":1,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"12546","name":"Fishhound","url":"http://www.scout.com/outdoors/fishhound/","weight":2,"external":false,"description":"Tracking all things fishing...all the time.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/08/08/fishhound_tile.png","index":2,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11924","name":"Fishulo","url":"http://www.scout.com/outdoors/fishulo","weight":3,"external":false,"description":"Where to go and what to use to catch more fish in Canada.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/02/01/fishulo_gold.png","index":3,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11980","name":"YakFishTV","url":"http://www.scout.com/outdoors/kayak-fishing/","weight":5,"external":false,"description":"Showing the world what kayak fishing is all about.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/01/02/YakFishTV%20Icon.png","index":4,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false}],"index":8,"menu":"primary","isActive":false},{"key":"11871","name":"Hunting","weight":9,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"11918","name":"North American Hunter","url":"http://www.scout.com/outdoors/hunting/","weight":0,"external":false,"description":"Hunting news, video, and gear reviews from NAH.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/sites/hunter_square_v2.png","index":0,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11919","name":"The Buck Advisors","url":"http://www.scout.com/outdoors/whitetail-deer/","weight":1,"external":false,"description":"Expert advice for whitetail deer hunters.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/sites/hunting_generic.png","index":1,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11920","name":"Backwoods Life","url":"http://www.scout.com/outdoors/backwoods-life/","weight":2,"external":false,"description":"The official home of the Backwoods Life® Crew.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2015/12/30/backwoodslife_icon.png","index":2,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false}],"index":9,"menu":"primary","isActive":false},{"key":"11873","name":"Living","weight":10,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"11927","name":"Gear","url":"http://www.scout.com/gear/","weight":0,"external":false,"description":"News and reviews on the hottest gear, fastest cars, and latest tech.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/sites/gear2.png","index":0,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11928","name":"Build","url":"http://www.scout.com/home/build","weight":1,"external":false,"description":"Gear reviews and how-to guides for the handyman.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/sites/handy.png","index":1,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11931","name":"Tailgate","url":"http://www.scout.com/home/tailgating/","weight":2,"external":false,"description":"Recipes, games, and guides for American's fastest-growing sport.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/sites/tailgater.png","index":2,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"12719","name":"Stadium Journey","url":"http://www.scout.com/stadium-journey","weight":2,"external":false,"description":"The authority for stadium reviews, rankings, and ratings.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/04/30/icon.png","index":3,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11930","name":"Garden","url":"http://www.scout.com/home/gardening/","weight":3,"external":false,"description":"Tips and tricks for landscaping and lawn care.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/sites/gardening.png","index":4,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11929","name":"Cook","url":"http://www.scout.com/home/cooking/","weight":4,"external":false,"description":"Recipes and tutorial videos.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/sites/cooking.png","index":5,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false}],"index":10,"menu":"primary","isActive":false},{"key":"12398","name":"Membership","url":"http://www.scout.com/membership","weight":11,"external":true,"sectionHead":true,"index":11,"menu":"primary","isActive":false},{"key":"11874","name":"Tickets","url":"http://tickets.scout.com/","weight":12,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":12,"menu":"primary","isActive":false},{"key":"11875","name":"App","url":"https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/scout.com/id969228328","weight":13,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":13,"menu":"primary","isActive":false}]},"taxonomyInfo":{"id":"413","name":"Illinois","description":"","weight":0,"vocabulary":"scout","classificationNodes":[680,405],"forumIds":[405,1095,2616,2617,2618,2619,3823,2621,2622,2623,2620],"parentIds":["412"],"ancestorIds":["413","412","5"],"descendantIds":["9868","413","9867"],"mobile":true,"mobileType":"DoubleLevel","siteIds":["169"],"sites":[{"id":"169","name":"illinois (s=169)","domainName":"IlliniInquirer.com","description":"

Powered by Illini Inquirer

\n","smallLogo":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/illinois_fighting_illini.png","appDfpHierarchy":"299643/ScoutApp/Sports/College/illinois/","siteDfpHierarchy":"299643/Scout.com/Sports/College/illinois/","siteBrand":"Illini Inquirer"}]},"noteConfigMap":[["TrendingForumSubThread",{"id":"4","containerType":"TrendingForumSubThread","width":{"to":1},"height":2,"indexDateTimeUTC":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","tags":[],"statusCode":0}],["StorySummary",{"id":"0","containerType":"StorySummary","width":{"to":1},"height":1,"indexDateTimeUTC":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","tags":[],"statusCode":0}],["ForumSubThread",{"id":"1","containerType":"ForumSubThread","width":{"to":1},"height":1,"indexDateTimeUTC":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","tags":[],"statusCode":0}],["AdUnit",{"id":"2","containerType":"AdUnit","width":{"to":1},"height":1,"indexDateTimeUTC":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","tags":[],"statusCode":0}],["TrendingStorySummary",{"id":"3","containerType":"TrendingStorySummary","width":{"to":1},"height":1,"indexDateTimeUTC":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","tags":[],"statusCode":0}]]}; var nyneveErrors = []; if (console && console.error) { try { var errors = nyneveErrors; for (var i=0; i < errors.length; i++) { var error = errors[i]; console.error('Nyneve Request Error: ', error); } } catch (e) { console.error('JSON parse error. Nyneve Request Errors.', e); } }