Recent content by BirdDog9048

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    NCAA Tournament Canceled

    This was inevitable, and given the situation, the correct choice. Overall, I think people are being a bit overzealous and overly cautious, given the nature of the disease; however, since all the other American sports leagues have cancelled/suspended play, the NCAA had to follow suit. If any...
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    Illinois Loyalty Location Census

    Grew up in the buffer zone between the South suburbs and Central Illinois, 4 years at UIUC, 5 years in Cincinnati, and now a few years in Chicago (North Side).
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    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    Yeah, that was brutal to try to watch.
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    Illini Football 2019

    I'm really hoping to see Whitman make use of his law degree with this one and really go after the NCAA.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (May 2019)

    Wait, who's Jack? Is he in the portal, or is he a prep?
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    Illini Football 2019

    Are there any Power 5 schools remotely close to a 100 mile radius from Carterville? I can't come up with any. Discriminating against kids that come from rural and/or remote areas is ridiculous.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (April 2019)

    Uhhh... Leron Black says "Hello"...
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    Alma Otter

    Yeah, but that gave us this gem:
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    Mark Smith cleared to play for Missouri this season

    I'm really hoping this comes down to Mizzou making a mistake and reading something incorrectly. Really lean into the MizNoz reputation.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (October 2018)

    Winning definitely creates recruiting. It's how the blue bloods remain blue bloods. They win because they recruit well, and they recruit well because they win. It's a perfect chicken and egg metaphor though. People are arguing over which one is the egg.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (October 2018)

    Well that shouldn't be too difficult...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (September 2018)

    I'm pretty sure he was joking...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (September 2018)

    Shaw is an extreme case of that happening. He was almost immediately a lost cause. I think DJ could thrive with the right coach and system. Unfortunately for us, John Groce was not that coach.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (September 2018)

    Roughly, but they took a very different path to getting there. DJ started very highly ranked and dropped some over his last 2 years in school. Shannon has done the exact opposite.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (September 2018)

    I would guess that those kids would want to go to Walter Payton now.