(Madison-cf)-- The NCAA voted last month to allow seniors in spring athletics an extra year of eligibility due to the pandemic canceling all spring sports. The University of Wisconsin will be the first confirmed power 5 university to not seek waivers for seniors in spring sports whose seasons were cut short. In the vote from the NCAA last month, the board of governors left it open to the universities to seek those waivers.
(Champaign-cf)-- The Fighting Illini are adding more depth to the wide receiver position. Graduate Transfer from New Mexico State Desmond Dan committed to Lovie Smith and company last night to the Fighting Illini. Dan in 2018 tallied 37 receptions for 491 yards and three touchdowns. Dan suffered a season-ending broken forearm last season-ending his redshirt JR. season.
(Champaign-cf)-- The latest NBA Mock Draft released by ESPN showed zero Illini being drafted. Sophomore guard Ayo Dosunmu is testing the waters of the NBA draft again this offseason, while Freshman big man and Freshman of the year Kofi Cockburn declared for the draft earlier this week. Both still have the possibility to return to Champaign next season.
(WPXN-cf)-- In a poll ran by Seton Hall on Thursday, 73% of Americans said they won’t attend sporting events until there is a vaccine to fight the COVID-19 Pandemic. The poll had 762 correspondents, only 12% said they would attend if there would be social distancing practices implemented in stadiums without a vaccine.