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Old Oct 10, 2017, 09:21 PM   #151
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Extremely disappointed that no gifs showed up.
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Old Oct 11, 2017, 12:43 AM   #152
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McColley’s most painfully awkward interview will be with Matic
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Old Oct 11, 2017, 04:03 AM   #153
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Illini media day in 11.5 hours! cant wait to hear from the staff,freshmen, and McColley can star
Don't get your hopes up. Normally this is his big day but might be plain vanilla today.

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Old Oct 11, 2017, 07:33 AM   #154
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everything we've heard leads me to believe he will significantly outplay his ranking.
Well, considering his ranking was outside the top-500, that shouldn't be much of a hurdle.

I'm not sure what our expectations for him should be, but IMO they should be pretty low. His athleticism should help a lot on defense and working in transition, but I have a hard time believing he has much of a developed game based on the expert rankings. We're going to need him either way....
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Old Oct 11, 2017, 07:36 AM   #155
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Don't get your hopes up. Normally this is his big day but might be plain vanilla today.
Why might it be plain?

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Old Oct 11, 2017, 07:55 AM   #156
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Anyone have anytime or a site or a streamline as to where the Media Day can be watched?
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Old Oct 11, 2017, 08:35 AM   #157
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Why might it be plain?
The well might have run dry.

Sources

I love leaving cryptic messages!

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Old Oct 11, 2017, 08:36 AM   #158
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Anyone have anytime or a site or a streamline as to where the Media Day can be watched?
btn2go at 1:30 est I believe.

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Old Oct 11, 2017, 10:21 AM   #159
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Anyone with Dish having trouble with BTN2Go? The app won't let me watch anymore, tells me I am not authorized.
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Old Oct 11, 2017, 10:40 AM   #160
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Anyone with Dish having trouble with BTN2Go? The app won't let me watch anymore, tells me I am not authorized.
I was having the same problem trying to watch the Iowa game. Didn't matter which browser I used.
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Old Oct 11, 2017, 10:49 AM   #161
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Media Day press conference links-

http://fightingillini.com/watch/?Live=1270&type=Live
https://www.btn2go.com/game/illinois-media-day
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Old Oct 11, 2017, 11:12 AM   #162
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Anyone with Dish having trouble with BTN2Go? The app won't let me watch anymore, tells me I am not authorized.
I have another cable provider I can use and it worked fine so it has to be something with Dish

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Old Oct 11, 2017, 12:24 PM   #163
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I have another cable provider I can use and it worked fine so it has to be something with Dish
Got mine through fire stick
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Old Oct 11, 2017, 01:22 PM   #164
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also AJ is going to get his shot
Yep, he singled him out as having the green light even when contested. I love the way BU talks about this team. Can't wait to see them in action.
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Old Oct 11, 2017, 01:26 PM   #165
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I love the way BU talks about this team. Can't wait to see them in action.
If you don't get excited for the season to start after watching that, there's something wrong with you!
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Old Oct 11, 2017, 01:56 PM   #166
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Brad Underwood Media Day Press Conference







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Underwood: Practice has gone how I thought it would.. Minus an injury or two that has set us back.

Underwood: Freshmen truly are going through a big adjustment. But their energy has been off the charts.

Underwood: I feel like we've established our culture. Guys are coming in for extra work. Extra shots. Haven't had a bad day.

Underwood: Leron Black has helped reinforce how good I think he can be. He's an All-B1G type of player. Told him that.

Underwood: Leron is showing leadership qualities. Going to be at the top of everyone's scouting report.

Underwood: Still awaiting Te'Jon's return from concussion. Had a collision with Mark Smith. He's in concussion protocol.

Underwood: Starting to work on some different things now. Zone offense. Out of bounds plays. Mixing up our defense.

Underwood: I feel really good. I like this group.

Underwood: Tremendous value in the veterans' leadership and experience. Have a base knowledge despite change in the particulars.

Underwood: Had some unbelievable segments in practice in transition. Very pleased. Also playing very unselfish.

Underwood: Brought officials in on Saturday. Seeing what it looks like with game flow.

Underwood: If I have a surprise, it's Da'Monte. Terrific, terrific feel. Chance to be an elite defender.

Underwood: See the instincts of Frank Williams in Da'Monte. Monte is a more explosive jumper. Still finding confidence in that.

Underwood: The feel, the passing.. Da'Monte sees a lot out there that few see.

Underwood on Finke: Going to have some big nights. Going to have a big year. Fits the system so well. Consistent day to day.

Underwood: Matic is extremely skilled. Can expect him to play more on perimeter. Can catch & shoot. One of best passers.

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Old Oct 11, 2017, 02:36 PM   #167
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https://twitter.com/IlliniMBB/status/918207986203611138



Interesting that Finke is listed at 6'10", while Vesel is listed at 6'9". Sure looks like Vesel is just as tall, if not taller. Excited to see what he brings.

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Old Oct 11, 2017, 02:39 PM   #168
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Interesting that Finke is listed at 6'10", while Vesel is listed at 6'9". Sure looks like Vesel is just as tall, if not taller. Excited to see what he brings.
He totally looks like the tallest guy on the team in that picture.
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Old Oct 11, 2017, 02:48 PM   #169
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Interesting that Finke is listed at 6'10", while Vesel is listed at 6'9". Sure looks like Vesel is just as tall, if not taller. Excited to see what he brings.
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Old Oct 11, 2017, 03:01 PM   #170
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Soph PG Te’Jon Lucas told me there’s a good chance he may be cleared to practice tomorrow. Watching practice has its advantages too.
https://twitter.com/KedPrince4/statu...19076949901313


Video: Freshman @_Trentfrazier1 talks pickup games on campus and showing up some of his fans. No worthy competition yet.
https://twitter.com/Schuster_Elias/s...88149607723009
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Old Oct 11, 2017, 03:06 PM   #171
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Interesting that Finke is listed at 6'10", while Vesel is listed at 6'9". Sure looks like Vesel is just as tall, if not taller. Excited to see what he brings.
Quiz: Which one of the standing players just met Mr. Fletch?
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Old Oct 11, 2017, 03:08 PM   #172
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Quiz: Which one of the standing players just met Mr. Fletch?
Easily Greg, that looks like 23 pounds of muscle there
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Old Oct 11, 2017, 03:16 PM   #173
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November can't get here soon enough.
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Old Oct 11, 2017, 03:33 PM   #174
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Quiz: Which one of the standing players just met Mr. Fletch?
Emphasis on just means Vasel

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Old Oct 11, 2017, 04:15 PM   #175
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Anyone with Dish having trouble with BTN2Go? The app won't let me watch anymore, tells me I am not authorized.
I had same problem. Fixed it by changing dish login and password.
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