Recent content by alaskaillini

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    Coronavirus Pandemic

    I am concerned there could be a problem with having the college basketball season before effective therapeutics or a vaccine that not many are talking about. I have read about several anecdotal indications that Covid-19 may cause lung damage to people who have had very mild cases. A...
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    Looking ahead to 2020-2021

    Coach Antigua podcast interview from yesterday: https://fightingillini.com/sports/2019/11/5/inside-fighting-illini-athletics-podcast.aspx
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    Tevian Jones enters transfer portal

    I wish Tev the best of luck, but he was destined for the transfer portal once he got in trouble for a second time. His deal with UI was to play basketball in exchange for a scholarship. When you don't hold up your part by getting in trouble for two consecutive years, then you don't get...
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    NCAA Tournament Simulation

    Was watching with a friend from Michigan here in AK. Kept waiting for the Illinois run that never came. Was especially hard to take as our local D2 team had also beaten Michigan that year.
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    Brad Underwood, Josh Whitman Press Conference

    I think one real problem would be the effect on other players, including incoming freshmen. They are going to be denied opportunity if we give an entire class another go around. Do we give those players another year because some fifth year senior took their playing time. It is bad enough that...
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    2020 Illinois Basketball Appreciation Thread

    Ayo's last second heroics were awesome. Trent, Giorgi, Kofi, AG, DMW all had their moments. But Andre's fearlessness defined this team for me.
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    NCAA Tournament Canceled

    Loved this team. Wanted to see them get the chance to make some noise in the BTT and the NCAAs. Sad that they won't be getting the chance. Not the first time this has happened at the UI. Gene Vance was a high school classmate of my aunt and uncle. IIRC it was his 1943 team (Whiz Kids) that...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (March 2020)

    Not a big NBA fan, so no great insight. But Ayo seems slight of build to me. When you look at the players in the NBA, they are men. Ayo is still relatively young. I think the gain in physical maturation by staying another year would be worthwhile.
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    Looking ahead to 2020-2021

    First name is Connor.;)
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    NCAA Tournament Bracketology

    As I watched Ayo highfiving fans today, I was thinking that just what we need is for one or more of our players to be affected over the next few weeks. Illinois staff should be isolating our players on a social basis for the next few weeks. It would suck to not make a decent showing because...
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    Illinois #23 in AP Poll

    If Feliz qualifies for 6th man, he should be a shoe in. Never get tired of watching that clip.
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    NCAA Tournament Bracketology

    Don't want to fear monger, but I guess I will. My wife's best friend from her youth lives less than a mile from the nursing home in Kirkland and Seattle is the gateway to Alaska, so I have been paying a lot of attention to what is going on in Seattle. Estimates through DNA analysis by a...
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    Pregame: Illinois at Ohio State, Thursday, March 5th, 6:00pm CT, ESPN

    We may or may not win, but I am pretty sure we won't crumble.
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    B1G Tournament Forecasting Thread

    Odd that everyone picked a different team, and that no one picked Izzo and his Spartans.