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Linkers gonna link: Illinois Edition

It's time for your weekly serving of links. Illinois is on the menu this week, and we have enough links to satisfy your cravings. Your first stop for all Illini bball info should be our fellow SB Nation site, Hail to the Orange. Using our own advice, our first link is from Hail to the Orange.

Where is Illinois' Place in College Basketball?
Joe Kutsunis compares the last 15 years of Illini hoops with the previous 15 years. He also takes a look at where UI fits in the heirarchy of big-time college basketball.

Djimde Signs with Illini - FIGHTINGILLINI.COM
The 6-foot-9, 250 lb. big man from Africa will be one of seven new players on the Illini roster next season.

Illini to play in Italy this August - FIGHTINGILLINI.COM
NCAA teams regulations allow teams one foreign trip every four years. You can follow the team in Italy for the low price of $6,600.

AD Ron Guenther to retire at month's end -
A search committee has been formed and they except to have a replacement named by the end of the summer.

Jereme Richmond talks about leaving for the draft - ESPN Chicago
Richmond says that he left UI because he thought he was ready for the draft, and not becuase he was in any trouble or had any problems with the coaches or other players.

NBA Draft Prospect Pages: Jereme Richmond Demetri McCamey
Richmond is being projected as a late first round or early second round pick. McCamey looks to be selected in the second round.

Bruce Weber and the future of Illinois - Delany's Dozen
DD raises the question about whether Weber should stay on as head coach, but don't provide any clear-cut answers.

Goodbye to the Illini basketball Class of 2011 - Chillini Blog -
From the tone of this article, the writer is glad to have a fresh start next season with so many seniors departing.