Illini Basketball News and Notes

<P> It's October so that means college basketball is right around the corner. Read here for more details.

Midnight Madness is October 17, the doors to Huff Hall will open at 10 p.m. the team should start working out at 12:01 a.m. The Illini will be one of the nations top 15 teams again this year led by All American point guard Dee Brown. Midnight Madness will be a great opportunity to see maybe one of the most athletic teams ever assembled at the U of I.

This years Illini will pose problems for opposing teams with their size, speed and scoring ability. This group could have five player's average double figures by the time Big Ten season rolls around.

Coming soon the Illini-Nations' Top 25 poll and our predication on the teams to beat in the Big Ten. The Orange and Blue scrimmage is set for November 1st. @ 7:00 p.m. at Assembly Hall. Men's basketball coach Bruce Weber will host a coaches clinic November 7th and 8th, with guest speakers former Peoria Manual coach Dick Van Scyoc, Peoria Central High School coach Chuck Buescher and S IU coach Matt Painter. For more information, call 1-800-843-5945. Come visit us here Monday for my day with head coach Bruce Weber on 10/4/03.

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