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Old Jan 27, 2012, 10:31 AM   #251
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Old Jan 27, 2012, 01:11 PM   #252
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NO, NO, NO, NO!! Unless the ILLINI want to become part of the IVY League.


IMO, you (Will-Ini) has probably the best concept without using the chief.
I was kidding. I suppose I should use an emoticon on posts like that. I honestly didn't expect someone to realize that putting the Alma Mater is a polar opposite of the M1917 Howitzer I would like to see grace the helmet of the FIGHTING Illini.
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Old Jan 27, 2012, 02:33 PM   #253
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I was kidding. I suppose I should use an emoticon on posts like that. I honestly didn't expect someone to realize that putting the Alma Mater is a polar opposite of the M1917 Howitzer I would like to see grace the helmet of the FIGHTING Illini.


I commend, respect, and hold every soldier, past and present in very high regard. Not a lover of the Howitzer tho. The PC police will most likely have objections also, promotes violence you know.

Sorry about not knowing you were kidding.
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Old Jan 27, 2012, 02:50 PM   #254
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As much as I like the visual of the tomahawk or even railsplitter logos, I think that opens us up to a name change from the Fighting Illini to the Railsplitters (or worse)--which is the ultimate goal of the PC police, regardless of the known reference of "Illini" to the WWI vets.
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Old Jan 27, 2012, 02:56 PM   #255
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I commend, respect, and hold every soldier, past and present in very high regard. Not a lover of the Howitzer tho. The PC police will most likely have objections also, promotes violence you know.

Sorry about not knowing you were kidding.
PC Police? I thought we were pandering to the recruits, in which case any sort of weaponry from Halo 2 should suffice if you don't care for a WWI era howitzer.
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Old Jan 27, 2012, 03:04 PM   #256
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PC Police? I thought we were pandering to the recruits, in which case any sort of weaponry from Halo 2 should suffice if you don't care for a WWI era howitzer.

It just reminds me of the Abingdon HS Commandos. Maybe a zipgun would work?
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Old Jan 27, 2012, 03:22 PM   #257
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I would be willing to bet big money that the redesigned helmet will have some new stylized "I" or the word "Illini".

the word illinois is old and boring, and there would be so much resistance to just about any symbol, since it cant be native american related. From what I read, we cant have feathers, arrows, tomahawks, etc. that leaves us with just about nothing, except what I suggested above.
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Old Jan 28, 2012, 11:58 AM   #258
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I've been a little disappointed with Beckman's visibility so far, but maybe he's out there doing appearances and media stuff and I've just missed it. I'm in the Chicago area, I haven't seen him on TV here, has anybody? I don't really listen to sports radio during the week, has he been doing that? Is he out there and visible in C-U, or elsewhere in the state? Just wondering, really.
You live in Chicago as do I, enough said. We do not get equal coverage.
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Old Jan 29, 2012, 06:45 PM   #259
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taken from Facebook . I think this is what the new staff has been showing the recruits as to what might be possibilities:
metallic orange
matte blue
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Old Jan 29, 2012, 06:50 PM   #260
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taken from Facebook . I think this is what the new staff has been showing the recruits as to what might be possibilities:
metallic orange
matte blue
Blue with Block I all the way
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Old Jan 29, 2012, 06:51 PM   #261
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Like the two on the left, but will take either one of those (I'm over the moon that the insipid Illinois helmets are gone!) And, yes, the middle one is a BLUE matte helmet.
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Old Jan 29, 2012, 06:57 PM   #262
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Like the two on the left, but will take either one of those (I'm over the moon that the insipid Illinois helmets are gone!) And, yes, the middle one is a BLUE matte helmet.
I agree. I'd really like to see the Blue matte one on game days.
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Old Jan 29, 2012, 07:05 PM   #263
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Looks like there might be some new uni combos too. There's a sheet on the right with some layouts.
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Old Jan 29, 2012, 07:07 PM   #264
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With a better look at the middle helmet, it appears to be very similar to the blue on the tablecloth. Still hard to tell though.
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Old Jan 29, 2012, 07:11 PM   #265
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That paper on the table looks a lot like wILLINI's mock-ups. I could be wrong, but look at the navy pants, that looks a lot like it. Those orange helmets need a white and navy stripe on them. I definitely like the orange on the left.

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Old Jan 29, 2012, 07:12 PM   #266
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I would like to add a metalic blue with ILLINI on it.
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Old Jan 29, 2012, 07:13 PM   #267
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IMO, the all blue uni's would look pretty cool.
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Old Jan 29, 2012, 07:13 PM   #268
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Is that wILL-INI's designs on the lower right? I can kinda make out the zig zag (feather) design on the pants. Love the arched "ILLINI" helmets but I think the one of the right is better.
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Old Jan 29, 2012, 07:15 PM   #269
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Is that wILL-INI's designs on the lower right? I can kinda make out the zig zag (feather) design on the pants. Love the arched "ILLINI" helmets but I think the one of the right is better.
That arched ILLINI is exactly like wILLINI's helmet.

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Old Jan 29, 2012, 07:18 PM   #270
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I also see an orange jersey orange pants combo on the card.
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Old Jan 29, 2012, 07:21 PM   #271
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YES YES YES!!!!! THANK YOU MT AND TB FOR DOING THIS!!!!
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Old Jan 29, 2012, 07:21 PM   #272
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Looks like the staff is looking at public designs . I think wILLINI's design is sharp, traditional yet modern. w, have they called you in yet?
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Old Jan 29, 2012, 07:27 PM   #273
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Is that wILL-INI's designs on the lower right? I can kinda make out the zig zag (feather) design on the pants. Love the arched "ILLINI" helmets but I think the one of the right is better.
I'm guessing those are wILL-INI's uniform designs because that is his ILLINI logo on the helmets. The font is exactly the same. I assumed they were switching to his concept since the first picture came out. That was also the helmet logo he designed.
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Old Jan 29, 2012, 07:28 PM   #274
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The paper on the bottom is wILLINI's design. See in the middle where it says OPTIONS? Compare them. Also the outline on the page is the same.


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Old Jan 29, 2012, 07:29 PM   #275
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I am geeked for Wednesday, cant wait to meet the staff, and now I see new uni options and I cant wait for them to show off the final product AAAHHHHHHH
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