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    Illinois Loyalty Location Census

    Grew up in Springfield, IL. Spent one year at UIUC before transferring to another university but I always root for my first love. Currently live in North Africa.
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    1/10 Games

    Groce is exactly where he belongs, in the MAC.
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    Illinois 71, Wisconsin 70 POSTGAME

    Great road win! :illinois:
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    Game Thread: Illinois at Maryland

    You can see where he braced his arm for contact and leaned into Trent. Yeah, that's intentional.
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    Arizona 90, Illinois 69 POSTGAME

    This right here! ☝️ There are 3 five-star players on that team. Maybe more but I didn't look it up. One of those, Mannion, is the #1 PG in his class. That's a pretty decent team.
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    Italy Tour

    I don't post much because I'd rather just read the comments but I'll tell you that getting visas is not always easy. I studied at a French language school for a year. My family and I had six months to get visas and I missed the first week of classes because I was at the mercy of the French...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (May 2019)

    I think this one is better. That describes the majority of the posters on this board, "nuts" with "unrealistic expectations".
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    Coaching Carousel

    Don't feel bad for Drew. His teams got successively worse each year. O-fer in conference play this year.
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    Pregame: Illinois at Wisconsin, Monday, February 18th, 7:00pm CT, FS1

    I'll settle for another one of these. He's got ice in his veins. Check out @IlliniMBB’s Tweet:
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    Pregame: Illinois vs Missouri, Saturday, December 22nd, 7:00pm CT, BTN

    It could be the extra year of maturity or the different system or a combination of the two.
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    11/10 games

    Watching Central Connecticut vs. Georgetown. GT is up 33-22 with 2:00 to go in the 1st half. Govan is a beast in the middle.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (April 2018)

    I was thinking the same thing. Lol! It's like saying, "naan bread". Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
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    Pregame: Illinois at Michigan, Saturday, January 6th, 11:00am CT, BTN

    Changes are coming to the starting lineup. Expect to see at the start of the Michigan game. "The change in second-half starters also appears to be a precursor of what’s to come for the Illini when they return to action Saturday against Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich. “We’re not going to stick...
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    Aaron Jordan

    3 is the magic number! Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk