Xavier Rathan-Mayes

Deron Williams. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Wisch: ‘D-Will’ Could Show A New Way For Illini Recruiting

These days, “D-Will” – he of the two Olympic gold medals and the current Sports Illustrated cover – has given the University of Illinois a brand-name star that Illini fans can be deeply proud of.

CBS Chicago–10/13/2012

John Groce. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Wisch: Groce Getting Close With Elite Recruits Bodes Well For Illini

Back in July, after Simeon superstar Jabari Parker left the Illinois of his Top 10 list of potential college pitstops, I wrote that when it comes to basketball recruiting, second place truly is the first loser.

CBS Chicago–09/29/2012