Team preview: Illinois

Blue Ribbon Yearbook previews the 2009-10 season, exclusively on Insider

Updated: October 30, 2009, 12:43 PM ET
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(Information in this team report is as of Oct. 1.)

COACH AND PROGRAM

In late August, Bruce Weber was at a local health care center for a routine checkup. "I'm getting a physical and the lady in the hospital is excited and talking about recruiting and the freshmen and boom, boom, boom!" Weber said later that day.