Tuesday roundup: Illini lose two more, basketball triangle, Sampson’s recruiting

Ernie KentIt’s a slow time of the year for sports news and it’s even slower on the basketball front. However, that doesn’t mean you should have to go without your daily fix.

Alas, I’ve scoured the Web and have come away with a few items of interest:

- Two standouts from the Chicagoland area, Michael Dunigan and Matthew Humphrey, have spurned Illinois for greener pastures out west with coach Ernie Kent and the Oregon Ducks. Dunigan was an IU target with an offer, but the Hoosiers were never really a serious contender for his services. The important thing here is that Bruce Weber continues to prove that he can’t bring talent to Urbana-Champaign. Check out this quote from Humphrey on Illinois:

“They waited too long to show me how much they were interested,” Humphrey said. “Other schools like Oregon didn’t. And really, [Illinois] had first dibs. My mom and my father went there.”

Ouch. Not good news for Bruce and the Illini Krush. For some reason, I’m not feeling any sympathy.

- John Clay of the Lexington Herald Leader had a nice piece concerning the Kentuckiana triangle of schools and their return to prominence. For those of you not familiar with the term “Kentuckiana triangle”, he’s referring to IU, Louisville and Kentucky. Of course I would never advocate combining the great state of Indiana with Kentucky, but hey, to each his own.

- Finally, there’s a column in the Ft. Wayne News-Sentinel by Pete DiPrimio discussing Kelvin Sampson’s recruiting and his restoration of the IU program. There’s some Devin Ebanks, Bud Mackey and Deshaun Thomas name-dropping included, so it’s worth a gander.

  • Newt

    I hate Illinois fans more than KY fans and I live in Louisville. that’s saying a lot….

    Weber moves on in 2 years…I’m calling it now….

  • Newt

    I hate Illinois fans more than KY fans and I live in Louisville. that’s saying a lot….

    Weber moves on in 2 years…I’m calling it now….

  • Bootsie White

    Word is that Weber tried to get in on the Arkansas job last year, but had no run in him.

    he knows the clock is ticking, but if he has another mediocre year, he’s cold product.

    Of course, i will also say this: Recruiting in Chicago is dirty business. Maybe Bruce doesn’t want to play the game. Sad, but certainly possible.

  • Bootsie White

    Word is that Weber tried to get in on the Arkansas job last year, but had no run in him.

    he knows the clock is ticking, but if he has another mediocre year, he’s cold product.

    Of course, i will also say this: Recruiting in Chicago is dirty business. Maybe Bruce doesn’t want to play the game. Sad, but certainly possible.

  • http://www.insidethehall.com PostmanE

    “Moves on” is an awfully polite way of saying “resigns”, which is a polite way of saying “gets canned.” We’ll see how much longer Weber can hold on relying merely on the ability to coach defense.

  • http://www.insidethehall.com PostmanE

    “Moves on” is an awfully polite way of saying “resigns”, which is a polite way of saying “gets canned.” We’ll see how much longer Weber can hold on relying merely on the ability to coach defense.

  • Newt

    He is Tubby Smith part II. He can’t recruit either….

  • Newt

    He is Tubby Smith part II. He can’t recruit either….

  • Big A

    Wonder if the guy in this article had anything to do with Dunigan and Humphrey going to Oregon…

    http://men.style.com/gq/features/full?id=content_5735

  • Big A

    Wonder if the guy in this article had anything to do with Dunigan and Humphrey going to Oregon…

    http://men.style.com/gq/features/full?id=content_5735

  • Boomer64g

    Has another mediocre year? he won 23 games last year, and is tied with coach K for best record of any coach over the last four years…..

  • Boomer64g

    Has another mediocre year? he won 23 games last year, and is tied with coach K for best record of any coach over the last four years…..

  • Big A

    I wouldn’t call last year mediocre, but I wouldn’t call it great either. Couple that with off the court disasters like Jamar Smith, sub-par recruiting and I think it might be time for Bruce to move along.

  • Big A

    I wouldn’t call last year mediocre, but I wouldn’t call it great either. Couple that with off the court disasters like Jamar Smith, sub-par recruiting and I think it might be time for Bruce to move along.

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