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Abrams Out For Season

The University of Illinois Basketball team will be without a key starter for the entire season.

Point guard Tracy Abrams tore his right ACL during a preseason practice earlier this week.

Illinois says because of the injury, Abrams will redshirt this season, giving him an extra year of eligibility.

Abrams started all 35 games for the Illini last season and was th ... READ MORE >>

Eastern Illinois 2014-15 Men's Basketball Schedule is out

Eastern Illinois has announced the Panthers men's basketball 2014-15 schedule which includes a season opener at Missouri State.

Eastern will see a couple new opponents this season, including Northern Illinois University and Ball State.

This is Jay Spoonhours third season as EIU's head coach.

Last season Eastern held an eleven and nineteen overall record.

Eastern Slides in the Polls

Even with losses to Minnesota and Southern Illinois, the Panthers are still in the FCS Top 25.

The Coaches Poll and Sports Network Poll have Eastern Illinois at 24 and 25, respectively, possibly taking into account the difficulty of the Panthers' opponents.

Minnesota is an FBS team, the level above FCS and Southern Illinois is ranked higher than the Panthers at 14.

High School Wrap-up

After a win in week one against Rantoul for the Charleston Trojans, they hit a wall against Mt. Vernon.

Charleston kept it close, only down six entering the 4th quarter, but the Rams scored 22 in the final frame to bury the Trojans 28-o.

Matoon did not fare as well, losing by 32 to Civic Memorial High School.

Charleston is 1-1 on the year while Mattoon drops to ... READ MORE >>