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College basketball beat writer — and AP voter – Scott Richey weighs in on the sports he loves.

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    • 4.2 • 44 Ratings

College basketball beat writer — and AP voter – Scott Richey weighs in on the sports he loves.

    Episode 167: Pursuing new options

    Episode 167: Pursuing new options

    Brad Underwood's intent by casting a wide recruiting net? Having some backup options — as in multiple — when primary targets head elsewhere. Beat writer Scott Richey breaks down why that's a topic of conversation now and takes a look…

    • 29 min
    Episode 166: All recruiting, all the time

    Episode 166: All recruiting, all the time

    Early September marks the last "slow" time for Illinois basketball after a busy offseason and before the 2021-22 campaign begins. Recruiting, of course, never stops. Beat writer Scott Richey has the breakdown on some names to know in this week's…

    • 32 min
    Episode 165: Title chances, recruiting and renovations

    Episode 165: Title chances, recruiting and renovations

    Kofi Cockburn's return thrust Illinois back into the thick of Big Ten title contention. In this week's Inside Illini Basketball, beat writer Scott Richey takes a look at just how big a favorite Illinois might be while diving into recruiting…

    • 33 min
    Episode 164: All eyes on the weekend

    Episode 164: All eyes on the weekend

    It's game week for ... Illinois football. But that holds some importance for Brad Underwood's basketball team, too. A home football game means recruits on campus, and Underwood and Co. are expecting some important ones. Beat writer Scott Richey dives…

    • 35 min
    Episode 163: A chat with Loren Tate

    Episode 163: A chat with Loren Tate

    Legendary conversation. Special guest Loren Tate, a USBWA Hall of Famer, weighs in on everything from Ayo's role in the NBA Summer League to Kofi Cockburn's legacy to Brad Underwood's future at Illinois to his favorite gyms to watch Illini…

    • 35 min
    Episode 162: Schedule talk and more

    Episode 162: Schedule talk and more

    Illinois released its full nonconference schedule Monday, making for an easy topic of conversation in this week's Inside Illini Basketball. Beat writer Scott Richey also hits on recruiting and the Big Ten as a college basketball entity.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

illini483636 ,

Great Illini insight

Scott and Jim make a great pair. Always interesting to hear the thoughts of an AP top 25 voter.

DAA1964 ,

Sound quality

This podcast would get four or five stars for me, because I’m a lifelong a addict to Illini basketball. I love the content and the banter, and the inside information from Scott. I listen to the episodes, and it takes me back to Champaign. But Scott Richie, you have GOT TO speak up man. Frequently I have to rewind to try and catch what you said, especially when answering questions from your podcast partners. You’re a big guy, with a big voice, use it so we can hear you.

Drew2290 ,

February 15th episode

This episode with Jeff was BY FAR the best of this podcast! Very insightful chat and questions. More my speed than the usual weekly ribbing and banter. In any case, would love to see more of these with Jeff! Either way, I’m always listening every week to get my Illini fix- thanks to all of you for your effort and dedication. So nice to be able to consume content despite living in warm SoCal

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