Bruce Weber Archive

Around the Hall: Early signing period begins

  • Staff 11/11/2009 11:00 pm  

Around the Hall is recommended reading from the Inside the Hall crew. Send us your links to [email protected]. + Chris Korman writes that signing day went off without much excitement in Bloomington. (The Hoosier Scoop) + Tom Izzo is excited ...

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Jack Keefer takes a jab at Bruce Weber

  • Alex Bozich 09/02/2009 8:11 pm  

It’s been a while since we’ve had the opportunity to have a little fun at the expense of Bruce Weber. So it was with great enjoyment that we learned of comments made by Lawrence North coach Jack Keefer regarding Weber ...

The Morning After: Illinois open thread

  • Eamonn Brennan 01/12/2009 8:19 am  

After the massive disappointment last week against Michigan, I didn’t expect much out of Saturday’s game at Illinois — that’s a tough place to play, and Illinois has sneakily been really good this year. Their tempo-free numbers belie a team ...

Good, Bad and Ugly: Illinois

  • Alex Bozich 01/10/2009 5:06 pm  

THE GOOD (HEY, WE HAD TO LIST SOMETHING, RIGHT?): Nick Williams. That pretty much sums it up. On a day when the Hoosiers came out with far less fight than needed to win in a hostile environment, Williams was the ...

Know Thy Opponent: Illinois Fighting Illini

  • Alex Bozich 01/10/2009 9:30 am  

Expected to be a middle of the pack team in the Big Ten, Bruce Weber’s Illinois club is off to a 13-2 start and owns the most impressive conference win to-date: A 71-67 upset at Purdue in overtime. A big ...

A lesson in motivational speaking: The fist

  • Alex Bozich 01/09/2009 9:58 am  

As the Hoosiers prepare to take on Illinois tomorrow afternoon, it’s the perfect time to relive one of the most moving speeches ever delivered. Let me set the scene: It’s the 2005 National Championship game at the Edward Jones Dome ...

Crean Big Ten teleconference audio

  • Alex Bozich 01/05/2009 6:36 pm  

Courtesy of the Big Ten Network, here is the audio from this morning’s teleconference with Tom Crean: Related: John Beilein teleconference audio Bruce Weber teleconference audio

Jamar Smith violates probation, now a wanted man

  • Alex Bozich 07/29/2008 1:25 pm  

Jamar Smith, the Illinois guard (and convicted felon) who wrecked his car into a tree while driving drunk early in 2007, had his probation revoked and is being sought by police in Champaign County. Here’s the scoop, according to The ...

Bruce Weber: ‘Indiana Will Suck’

  • Eamonn Brennan 06/20/2008 11:57 am  

Bruce Weber gave an oh-so-hilarious speech to a bunch of Illinois fans yesterday, and he closed with this gem: – Weber, on the Big Ten race: “The league should be wide open and we can be right in the middle ...

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The Morning After: Illinois

  • Eamonn Brennan 02/08/2008 2:22 am  

Come again, Bruce? Something about fisting? As my victorious, gloating post just demonstrated, I am incredibly happy to have won tonight. At some level, it’s not about winning in a quality way, or looking good while doing it; it’s just ...

Sampson and Weber audio from Big Ten teleconference

  • Alex Bozich 02/06/2008 7:13 pm  

Better late than never, here is audio from Monday’s conference call with Indiana coach Kelvin Sampson: Also, everyone’s favorite coach, Bruce Weber of Illinois:

The Morning After: Illinois

  • Eamonn Brennan 01/14/2008 8:00 am  

As R’s headline yesterday said — phew. I was hoping for a rout, though I won’t say I expected it; Illinois under Bruce Weber is, if good at anything, good at keeping games close with stifling defense. They did that ...

ITH Super Happy Fun Time Big Ten Preview: Illini of Illinois

  • Eamonn Brennan 12/31/2007 1:22 am  

The Hoosiers are finished with their cupcakes and the New Year is nearly upon us, which can mean only one thing: It’s Big Ten Preview Time! Here’s a look at the teams that will challenge the Hoosiers for the conference ...

Bruuuuce loses an assistant and a recruit

  • Alex Bozich 09/07/2007 12:31 pm  

Under the category of “I’m glad that didn’t happen to IU” comes the news that Mason County (KY) wing Darius Miller has committed to Kentucky. Miller had been heavily recruited by Illinois and their former assistant coach, Tracy Webster. At ...

Around the Hall: Friday Links

  • Alex Bozich 08/24/2007 12:59 pm  

I usually wouldn’t throw a link dump at you, but since it’s Friday and there is quite a bit of good information floating around the Web today, here goes: 6’7″ forward Kevin Jones from Mount Vernon, NY is setting up ...

Jamar Smith (convicted felon) will redshirt and stay with Illini program

  • Alex Bozich 08/24/2007 9:08 am  

Jamar Smith, whom you may remember nearly killed a teammate in a drunk driving accident earlier this year, will remain with the Illinois basketball program. Smith will redshirt the 2007-2008 season and will be allowed to return to the team ...