The word “ayo” translates to “joy” in the West African language of Yoruba — and joy is exactly what Ayo Dosunmu has been bringing to the United Center.
You can’t tell by looking at the box score that Chicago Bulls star Zach LaVine is playing in pain.
Cloudy days are ahead for Chicago sports fans, but there still are many things to look forward to in November.
"They've been here since the onset, since it was rough," coach Brad Underwood said.
With the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team officially announcing its 2021 recruiting class Wednesday, here's a look at the newest …
Illinois has high expectations for the 2021-22 season and the Associated Press Top 25 preseason poll reflects that.
"I want to be the best player to leave Illinois basketball. I want to come here, and I want to break as much records as a I can. I want to win as much games as I can." — Kofi Cockburn at Big Ten Media Days
"It's exciting to get started with this group," Illinois coach Brad Underwood said. "I've been anxious. I've been looking forward to it for a long time."
The Big Ten released its men's basketball conference schedule Wednesday, completing the Illini's 2021-22 regular-season schedule.
"I just want to get better each and every game and try to learn from each game," Ayo Dosunmu said. "I think as the games are progressing, I’m definitely achieving that."
The Bulls chose the 6-foot-5 guard with the 38th overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft following a stellar three-year college career with the Illini.
“For us to be able to sweep in the quarters, in the semis and in the finals, I think it just shows how locked in we were and how ready we were.”
"I committed to Illinois, I played for my home state, and now I'm rewarded with playing for my home city."
"He’s a gritty defender who can handle the ball, and would provide another playmaking presence on the (Milwaukee Bucks). But he may not even make it to the second round."
"This is where I'm going to cement my legacy. This is why I came."
Anderson, a Chicago native, rounds out a staff overhaul for the Illini, who saw all three of their full-time assistants from last season leave for other programs this offseason.
Former Illini Ayo Dosunmu and Giorgi Bezhanishvili worked out for NBA teams this week, while another former Illinois player, Malcolm Hill, is headed back to the NBA Summer League.
Kofi Cockburn could be coming back to college basketball. The question is: Will the star big man return to Illinois?
The reality is that the college athletes who stand to benefit the most are those who compete in revenue sports like football and men's basketball.
"To my teammates, my brothers, and all of Illini Nation, I want to say thank you for being part of this special journey," Frazier’s announcement read. "We have created memories that will last forever."
Illinois junior Ayo Dosunmu on Tuesday announced what has been hinted at all season: He will forgo his remaining eligibility and hire an agent as he enters the NBA draft.
Illinois’ future after Ayo Dosunmu became murkier Thursday when starting guard Adam Miller entered the transfer portal, a team spokesman confirmed to the Tribune.
In the closing seconds of an extinguished dream, Illinois star guard Ayo Dosunmu reached across the key at Bankers Life Fieldhouse to hug teammate senior Da’Monte Williams between Loyola free throws. The inevitable was coming.
The Loyola Chicago defense had the Illinois offense out of rhythm the entire game as the No. 8-seeded Ramblers upset the No.1-seeded Fighting Illini 71-58 on Sunday at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.