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Ricky Widmer brings you daily coverage of the Illinois Fighting Illini with the Locked On Fighting Illini Podcast. Locked On Fighting Illini brings Illini fans the latest news and comprehensive coverage when it comes to the Illinois football and basketball programs as well as a look at the other teams in the Illinois athletic department. Ricky gives you his unique insights about the Illini all year long. Locked On Fighting Illini is proud to be part of the Locked On Podcast Network.
 
Home of TWO terrific podcasts: 1) PAINLESS PODCAST Connect with Interesting people, jobs and places to work in and around sports, events, start-ups and cause marketing world. Featuring Painless Networking (https://www.Painless.Network) members, hosted by Chris Hartweg. 2) THE FADEAWAY WITH DEON & ERIC Join former Illinois Fighting Illini basketball star Deon Thomas and Xfinity Game of the Week reporter Eric Schmidt for their podcast focusing on the Illini, hoops, and life. Painless on... Lin ...
 
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Illini Inquirer's Jeremy Werner, Derek Piper and Joey Wagner react to the stunning news of UCLA and USC potentially joining the Big Ten conference, and who else might be on the horizon. Later, the guys catch up with former Illini star and new Roosevelt University head coach, Dee Brown. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Let's talk about Bret Bielema, what his program is and what it has yet to become. The early returns are fine, but not enough to guarantee future success. Are the ingredients there to take another step, or are we marking time? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoicesBy SB Nation
 
Illini Inquirer's Jeremy Werner and Joey Wagner break down Illinois Athletic Director Josh Whitman's annual "state of the Illini" media roundtable session, where he hit on trending topics such as NIL, the future of the NCAA, the success of men's basketball, and more. The guys also touch on Illinois men's gymnastics coach Justin Spring leaving the p…
 
Illini Inquirer's Jeremy Werner and Derek Piper discuss the impact and skillset of international forward Zacharie Perrin committing to Illinois basketball, and how he fits in the rotation. Later, the guys zoom out on what's been a crazy offseason of attrition for Brad Underwood's program. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoic…
 
Illini Inquirer's Jeremy Werner is joined by Mike LaTulip to discuss the NBA Draft, which teams were the biggest winners and losers, and former Illini big man Kofi Cockburn landing a free agent deal with the Utah Jazz. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy 247Sports, Illinois, Illinois Football, Illinois Basketball
 
Jeremy Werner chats with University of Illinois NIL Director, Kam Cox, who describes what has and hasn't surprised him about the growth of NIL, and where he thinks the program is headed after its inaugural year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy 247Sports, Illinois, Illinois Football, Illinois Basketball
 
Illini Inquirer's Jeremy Werner and Derek Piper break down Illinois basketball's top recruiting targets following a jam-packed weekend of events at the Riverside-Brookfield Summer Shootout. Later, the guys discuss Kofi Cockburn's draft night possibilities ahead of this Thursday's NBA Draft. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adcho…
 
Illini Inquirer's Jeremy Werner and Joey Wagner discuss Illinois adding two commitments to the Class of 2023: K David Olano and DB Jaheim Clarke. Then the guys discuss what's next in the Class of 2023 and how they sit with their top targets. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
That is indeed the question, is it not? Mike Locksley has gotten some high end talent to Maryland, but not evenly across the whole roster. What possible paths forward exist for the Terps? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoicesBy SB Nation
 
Illini Inquirer's Jeremy Werner and Mike LaTulip discuss the best and worst moves of the Big Ten basketball offseason, where Illinois and Indiana stack up in the Big Ten title race, if Kofi Cockburn will hear his name called on NBA Draft night, and much more on a jam-packed basketball episode. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/ad…
 
Illini Inquirer's Jeremy Werner and Derek Piper break down the biggest remaining positions of need and question marks for Illinois basketball, including some recruiting target updates for the Class of 2023 and beyond. Later, Joey Wagner and Trevor Vallese join Jeremy for another edition of Rapid Fire Friday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit …
 
Illini Inquirer's Jeremy Werner and Joey Wagner discuss the impact of the four latest football commits, including DL Jamarrion Harkless and QB Cal Swanson, and what's next for Bret Bielema after a big weekend of visitors. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy 247Sports, Illinois, Illinois Football, Illinois Basketball
 
Illini Inquirer's Jeremy Werner chats with Isaac Trotter about the latest Big Ten basketball picture, now that more pieces like Matthew Mayer and Kris Murray are falling into place. The guys discuss which teams aren't being talked about enough, which teams are getting too much hype and everything else Big Ten hoops. Learn more about your ad choices…
 
Illini Inquirer's Jeremy Werner and Joey Wagner discuss the impact of 3-star New Jersey offensive lineman Zach Aamland committing to the Illini, and preview a crucial month of June for Bret Bielema's program. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy 247Sports, Illinois, Illinois Football, Illinois Basketball
 
Illini Inquirer’s Jeremy Werner, Joey Wagner and Derek Piper discuss Illinois landing Baylor top-5 transfer Matthew Mayer, and welcome in Mike LaTulip to break down what Mayer brings to the roster and his impact on the rest of the rotation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
We welcome Nebraska correspondent Jesse Collins to the show to discuss Scott Frost's last stand, whether or not Nebraska has run out of ways to lose, where the fans are with Scott Frost and why Nebrasketball deserves better. Listen as Jesse does his best to resist Andrew's assertion that Nebraska should be able to win the division! Learn more about…
 
Illini Inquirer's Jeremy Werner and Joey Wagner catch up on the latest Illini basketball and football news, plus discuss new NIL amendments in the state of Illinois, and the NCAA modifying the blue-shirt rule. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy 247Sports, Illinois, Illinois Football, Illinois Basketball
 
It's time to talk about the 'Cats, baby. Is there a new hope after a coordinator shuffle under Pat Fitzgerald? What of Chris Collins? It was said that he would bring the Nerncats into a new age, but is he not the chosen one? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoicesBy SB Nation
 
Bret Bielema enters his second season in Champaign as he continues rebuilding Illinois Football. With returning starters on both sides of the ball as well as a renewed focus on in-state recruiting, things are looking up for the Illini in 2022! Host: Lance Glinn Guest: Illinois HC Bret Bielema Follow or Subscribe to The College Football Daily on Spo…
 
Joey Wagner and Derek Piper catch up with Illini assistant coach Chester Frazier, who recaps his first year back in Champaign, his thoughts on the transfer portal, and looking ahead to next season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy 247Sports, Illinois, Illinois Football, Illinois Basketball
 
Jeremy Werner catches up with former Illini and BTN personality Trent Meacham, who discusses the state of college hoops with the transfer portal, Illinois' offseason thus far and an inside scoop on Pete Nance! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy 247Sports, Illinois, Illinois Football, Illinois Basketball
 
Esteemed Indiana expert BuffKomodo joins us to break down what happened to the Hoosiers in 2021, how long of a leash Tom Allen has, how the offense might be fixed and what to expect from Indiana as they look to rebound from an absolute disaster of a season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices…
 
Jeremy Werner is joined by brand-new father Derek Piper to break down the Illinois basketball offseason, including the addition of Terrence Shannon Jr. and what the next move might be. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy 247Sports, Illinois, Illinois Football, Illinois Basketball
 
Illini Inquirer's Jeremy Werner breaks down what might be next for both Illinois basketball and football on the recruiting/portal front. Later, he chats with Illini golf's Piercen Hunt, who discusses another Big Ten title run and how the program is preparing for the postseason. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Illini Inquirer's Jeremy Werner is joined by Isaac Trotter, who discusses the addition of Terrence Shannon Jr and what the rest of Illinois' offseason could look like, plus the Big Ten and national landscape in general. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy 247Sports, Illinois, Illinois Football, Illinois Basketball
 
Illinois basketball secures another big commitment, this time from the transfer portal: Terrence Shannon Jr., a 6'6" wing who can fill it up and play lock down D. Mike Carpenter reacts to the news, compares the Underwood era to Self's tenure, and digs into the delicious rivalry that's developed between the Illini and Michigan basketball programs.…
 
Illini Inquirer's Jeremy Werner and Joey Wagner discuss the impact of top-10 transfer Terrence Shannon Jr. committing to Illinois. The guys discuss what he brings to Brad Underwood’s roster, what his strengths are, and where the offseason goes from here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Illini Inquirer's Jeremy Werner catches up with All-American LB J Leman following Illinois' spring scrimmage. J gives his thoughts about both sides of the ball, and details what he's most intrigued to see from Year Two under Bret Bielema. The guys also discuss what other Big Ten teams are poised to have strong seasons. Learn more about your ad choi…
 
Illini Inquirer's Jeremy Werner talks with Joey Wagner about Bret Bielema's second spring practice season coming to a close, and how much can actually be learned from the scrimmage. The guys discuss a potential QB battle between Tommy DeVito and Art Sitkowski, and some surprise emergences on the defensive side of the ball. Learn more about your ad …
 
Kofi Cockburn announces his decision to go pro, leaving as an all-time Illini great. Mike Carpenter reflects on Kofi's three seasons in Champaign, his immediate impact on the fortunes of Illinois basketball, and how his legacy stacks up against other legends. Also, he discusses the likelihood of Kofi getting drafted, the puzzling aspects of the dec…
 
Illini Inquirer's Jeremy Werner talks to Joey Wagner and Mike LaTulip about Kofi Cockburn's decision to leave Illinois for professional opportunities and what it means for Illinois. The guys discuss Cockburn's legacy at Illinois, the risk/rewards of his decision and how it impacts Illinois basketball moving forward, including how it will change sty…
 
Illini Inquirer's Jeremy Werner and Joey Wagner react to Illinois basketball landing a commitment from 2024 guard ZZ Clark, 2022 signee Skyy Clark's brother. The guys discuss what ZZ Clark adds to the Illini long-term, assistant coach Tim Anderson's impressive first year of recruiting, the Illini's great start in the Class of 2024, needs and target…
 
Illini Inquirer's Jeremy Werner and Derek Piper discuss the latest with Illinois basketball's offseason, including Skyy Clark's signing, Brandin Podziemski enter the transfer portal, Kofi Cockburn's impending decision and transfer portal possibilities. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Illini Inquirer's Jeremy Werner and Joey Wagner discuss the latest transfer portal movement for Illinois basketball and football. The guys discuss LSU transfer Brandon Murray's commitment to Georgetown and what it means for Illinois' transfer pursuits, and the guys discuss the potential fits of transfers Terrence Shannon Jr., Courtney Ramey, Jarod …
 
Illini Inquirer's Jeremy Werner and Derek Piper react to 5-star guard Skyy Clark's commitment to Illinois basketball. The guys discuss how Illinois landed the former Kentucky commit, how he'll fit into the Illini's guard makeover with fellow 2022 recruits Jayden Epps and Sencire Harris and what's next for Illinois in building its 2022 roster, inclu…
 
Illini Inquirer's Jeremy Werner chats with Mike LaTulip to put a bow on the 2021-22 Illini basketball season and preview an already eventful offseason. The guys start by discussing the aftermath of a 2021-22 season that saw Illinois win its first share of the Big Ten regular-season title in 17 years but also another disappointing second-round NCAA …
 
Illini Inquirer's Jeremy Werner discusses Illinois basketball coach Brad Underwood's contract extension before chatting about Illinois football recruiting with 247Sports national recruiting analyst Allen Trieu, who gives thoughts on Kaden Feagin, Antwon Hayden, Brandon Henderson, Pat Farrell, Roderick Pierce, Malik Elzy and Jyaire Hill. Learn more …
 
Transfers, portals, commits . . . oh my! With so many things to keep track of, Mike Carpenter takes a dive into all the offseason storylines, beginning with the transfer of Andre Curbelo. Later, he discusses names that should excite any Illini basketball fan, and why there are few (if any) programs in the Big Ten in better shape going forward.…
 
Illini Inquirer's Jeremy Werner and Joey Wagner discuss a busy week to start the college basketball and spring ball offseason, Illinois football's latest commitment and spring ball. The guys start by giving their thoughts on Andre Curbelo's transfer, the latest news on five-star 2022 guard Skyy Clark and the transfer portal. Then the guys discuss t…
 
Illini Inquirer's Derek Piper and Jeremy Werner look ahead to what could be a very busy Illinois basketball offseason of comings and goings for the program. The guys first break down the current roster and big decisions for some key players, including Kofi Cockburn. Then the guys break down potential offseason targets, including five-star guard Sky…
 
Illini Inquirer's Jeremy Werner and Joey Wagner discuss Illinois football landing 4-star Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond running back Kaden Feagin, how the Illini beat out Notre Dame and Iowa, what he brings to the program and what his commitment could mean for the rest of the Class of 2023. The guys then share some thoughts on new Illinois women's…
 
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