Illini Wonk
Friday, October 14, 2005
  Let the Illini Madness Begin!
Today is Illini Basketball Madness - the first day of the 2005-2006 Fighting Illini basketball season. Media day press conferences will be carried live on the official web site. To watch, click on the link at There was an online chat with Dee Brown earlier today and a transcript is available.

The Decatur Herald & Review is reporting that prized recruit Derrick Rose will be in attendance.

Lindsey Whillhite has a preview for the Daily Herald. The Daily Illini reports on this year's move to Assembly Hall.

UPDATE: In his media day press conference, Bruce Weber had a lot to say about this year's team. A few excerpts:
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