Illinois assistant coach Jamall Walker has received a two-game tournament suspension and a public reprimand from the Division I men's basketball committee for his misconduct following the Illini's loss to Miami in the NCAA tournament last season.
Whitney Young center Jahlil Okafor, ESPN's No. 1-ranked junior in the country, will hold in-home visits for Baylor, Duke, Kansas and Michigan State next week and already has hosted Ohio State, according to Okafor's father.
Illinois announced a one-year contract extension and salary raise for men's basketball coach John Groce on Saturday. The contract would keep Groce with the Illini through the 2017-18 season and raise his annual salary by $200,000 to $1.6 million.
Morgan Park coach Nick Irvin and Simeon coach Robert Smith have each been suspended four games due to their conduct following their game on Jan. 16, according to a Chicago Public Schools spokesperson on Wednesday.