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Three-star RB Michael Warren commits to Toledo over Illinois, Kentucky, Iowa State

Welcome to the Orange Minute for Tuesday, September 13.

One of Fighting recruiting targets committed to his hometown team on Monday night. High three-star running back Michael Warren (OH) announced plans to join Toledo, picking the Rockets over the likes of Illinois, Kentucky, and Iowa State. The 5-foot-11 prospect is rated as the No. 446 overall player in the country.

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Illinois Fighting Illini Links

- Illinois Basketball hosts several recruits for weekend visits (The Daily Illini)

Saturday’s game was the most crowded and electric atmosphere the stadium has had since its last sellout in 2011. The recruits stood in awe as the crowd chanted "I-L-L-I-N-I" when the football team ran onto the field.

- Top Three Questions for Illinois Basketball (BT Powerhouse)

There hasn’t been much champagne flowing in Champaign since they made it to their last Final Four and National Championship game over a decade ago. As the season looms, let’s take a look at the biggest questions for a team looking to redeem themselves after a tumultuous year last season.

- Highlights from Illinois Basketball’s Reunion Weekend (Illinois Athletics)

Over 100 former Fighting Illini basketball student-athletes, coaches and staff members were back on campus over the weekend for the annual Varsity "I" reunion festivies.

- Back and Forth: Illinois vs. North Carolina Recap (Illini Board)

I talked to a few fans who were #illinirage after the game, but for the most part, I think the fanbase accepted the loss for what it is: Year One team loses to Year Five team with better athletes.