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Old Feb 12, 2013, 08:08 AM   #1
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Question of the day: Is it appropriate for Illini fans to rush the Assembly Hall court if they beat Purdue on Wednesday night?

Let me answer concretely: no. This is me drawing a line. No.

No. No. No. No.

Now let us never speak of this again.

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Old Feb 12, 2013, 08:18 AM   #2
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I totally agree. How about a nice "good-bye" chant if we are ahead? Or a "drive home safely" chant?
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 08:23 AM   #3
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What has Loren Tate been drinking latelly? The guy keeps making gaffes left and right. The News Gazette got to be getting tired of the bad press.
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 08:24 AM   #4
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I bet on the pregame Tate says he was being sarcastic.
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 08:27 AM   #5
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It's odd that the question was even asked. Of course you don't rush the court after Purdue.

I still don't see why people get so annoyed by fans rushing the court in a big win. Illinois beat the #1 ranked team on a last second shot. If fans shouldn't rush the court in that situation, when can they? What's the big deal? Fans are enjoying themselves and they're very passionate and excited. The NBA wishes they had that kind of fan excitement.
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 08:30 AM   #6
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It's odd that the question was even asked. Of course you don't rush the court after Purdue.

I still don't see why people get so annoyed by fans rushing the court in a big win. Illinois beat the #1 ranked team on a last second shot. If fans shouldn't rush the court in that situation, when can they? What's the big deal? Fans are enjoying themselves and they're very passionate and excited. The NBA wishes they had that kind of fan excitement.
Especially when we beat the #1 team on a buzzer beater. Its in the moment true excitement. Now if we were up all game or won by 7 or 8 then I can understand people griping.

Obviously you dont do it against Purdue, they arent that good. But in big games ala Indiana, I agree WHO CARES?
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 08:31 AM   #7
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Whether or not you like Tate, I'm sure he was being sarcastic. Anytime you beat the #1 team on a last second shot, you deserve to rush the court.

“It’s an admission the other team is better,” Cowherd said. How so? It's the students who rush the court due to the excitement of the game, not something the team plans in advance.
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 08:37 AM   #8
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I've been a supporter of court rushing on this forum many times. Absolutely in no way should we rush the court against PU! I do think Tate asked the question in jest for what it's worth.
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 08:49 AM   #9
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Maybe next year Krush should have a mandatory court storm after every win. Let it be a sarcastic demonstration of how ridiculous it is that grown men debate the actions of charged up (intoxicated) 20 year olds.

Obviously, I think that is a horrible idea but I bet it would get us some press.
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 08:50 AM   #10
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I thought that rushing the court after beating #1 on Thursday night was the most appropriate court-storming I had seen in a long time.

Meanwhile, Miami rushed the court after beating Duke by 30. I didn't really see the point in that. It happens too much anymore.

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Old Feb 12, 2013, 08:56 AM   #11
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Maybe next year Krush should have a mandatory court storm after every win. Let it be a sarcastic demonstration of how ridiculous it is that grown men debate the actions of charged up (intoxicated) 20 year olds.

Obviously, I think that is a horrible idea but I bet it would get us some press.
I'd like to see a Zombie storming of the court, which would be less "storming" and more unrhythmic shuffling. I think the pace would well emphasize the implied sarcasm.
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 08:57 AM   #12
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What has Loren Tate been drinking latelly? The guy keeps making gaffes left and right. The News Gazette got to be getting tired of the bad press.
He led off the article with a rhetorical question and then proceeded to talk about Cowherd's comments. He never once tries to justify rushing after Purdue. Sure, he could have started with "When is it all right to rush the court?" Instead, he gave a real life scenario to enter the discussion.

I suppose I have my problems with Tate. But some of the criticisms are just so ridiculous. This wasn't a gaffe. It was writing.
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 08:58 AM   #13
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all we need is a rock-chalk-jay-hawk chant. problem solved.
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 09:06 AM   #14
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I thought that rushing the court after beating #1 on Thursday night was the most appropriate court-storming I had seen in a long time.

Meanwhile, Miami rushed the court after beating Duke by 30. I didn't really see the point in that. It happens too much anymore.
This! I am normally an "act like you have been there" type guy, but the storming of the court against Indiana was about as deserving a court storming as there is.

I think we should storm the court in Evanston after beating Northwestern next weekend.

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Old Feb 12, 2013, 09:11 AM   #15
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I rushed the field at Memorial Stadium when we beat MTSU in 98 to break the 17 game losing streak lol:laugh:

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Old Feb 12, 2013, 09:13 AM   #16
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This! I am normally an "act like you have been there" type guy, but the storming of the court against Indiana was about as deserving a court storming as there is.
Agreed. I think it is nearly always tired and silly looking. That said, if you could draw up the ideal situation where it was totally warranted "Beating your nemesis on a buzzer beater when they are #1" is pretty much it.

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Old Feb 12, 2013, 09:13 AM   #17
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I rushed the field at Memorial Stadium when we beat MTSU in 98 to break the 17 game losing streak lol:laugh:
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 09:24 AM   #18
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I just hope the students don't see this and think, "challenge accepted!"
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 09:40 AM   #19
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What has Loren Tate been drinking latelly? The guy keeps making gaffes left and right. The News Gazette got to be getting tired of the bad press.
The Gazette has no shame, it's a poorly run company these days as well.

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Old Feb 12, 2013, 09:41 AM   #20
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Tate was being tongue-in-cheek with Cowherd's comments. Cowherd says they shouldn't storm the court because it admits that they are/were better than you. Well, from a logic standpoint, that means you SHOULD rush the court for teams that are clearly better than you, and Purdue has been the last few years since they've won 8 straight.

Clearly, Cowherd is saying he doesn't like court-rushing at all, but his logic in supporting that argument left him open to some hits, I think.

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Old Feb 12, 2013, 09:42 AM   #21
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I thought that rushing the court after beating #1 on Thursday night was the most appropriate court-storming I had seen in a long time.

Meanwhile, Miami rushed the court after beating Duke by 30. I didn't really see the point in that. It happens too much anymore.
Agreed. And look at the circumstances of our program right now. That win could very easily be a turning point for the program.

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Old Feb 12, 2013, 10:20 AM   #22
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My response to Loren Tate: http://www.hark.com/clips/jhhjwdvjcp-boozing

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Old Feb 12, 2013, 10:32 AM   #23
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all we need is a rock-chalk-jay-hawk chant. problem solved.
You are dismissed. Turn in all your gear on the way out the door.

btw- there will be no court storming after blowing out PU.
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 10:33 AM   #24
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I think fans should take the court after every game win or lose. Some fans should be naked. Just don't jump on the team or band. I like fan anarchy!
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 10:35 AM   #25
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I would settle for chanting "Boiler Down" repeatedly while showing thumbs down.

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