Maryland's opponent in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge will be without one of their starters. Illini coach Bruce Weber announced that guard Jamar Smith will miss this coming season. Smith is still dealing with legal issues arising from the bizarre drunk driving accident he was involved in last year. The Illini lost two of their top three scorers off of a team that wasn't all that great on offense anyway. The loss of Smith can't help.
The 2007-8 schedule for the men's basketball team should be released in the coming days.