Brad Underwood Sets Foundation At Illinois With Signing Of Mark Smith"To get Mr. Basketball, in this state, we have to be the option, not an option," Underwood says.
Central Florida Beats Illinois 68-58 In NIT QuarterfinalsJamall Walker went 2-1 as the interim coach after replacing John Groce, who was fired after the Big Ten Tournament.
Illinois' Brad Underwood On Scheduling Illinois State: 'I'm Just About Open To Everything'Illinois State has made its plea to play a school like Illinois.
Hershkovich: Capitalizing On In-State Talent Key For Brad Underwood's Goal Of Illinois Resurgence“Winning a national championship is something that can happen here," Underwood says.
Bernstein: Brad Underwood's Tall Task At IllinoisUniversity power brokers want sustained national prominence and for Chicago players to be a big reason why.
Illinois Rolls Past Boise State 71-56 In 2nd Round Of NITBrad Underwood, who became the 18th coach in program history for the Illini, was in attendance.
After 1 Season At Oklahoma State, Brad Underwood Settles In At Illinois"I felt this was an elite program," Underwood says.
Brad Underwood On Illinois: 'This Program Should Be Elite -- That's Why I'm Here'"We're one of the best programs in the country," Underwood said. "We got to start acting like that, we have to start thinking like that."
Gruen: Brad Underwood's Past Accomplishments Bode Well For Future At IllinoisForget the circumstances of Underwood's hiring and look at his resume.
Illinois Hires Brad Underwood As New Basketball CoachUnderwood spent this past season at Oklahoma State after three years at Stephen F. Austin.
Illini Beats Valpo 82-57 In NIT OpenerJamall Walker picked up a win in his debut as the interim coach for Illinois.
Bernstein: Illinois Misses On Top CandidateAthletic director Josh Whitman is in uncharted territory.