Recent content by BirdDog9048

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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

    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.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (September 2018)

    It's important to note Lincoln Park High School vs. Lincoln Park the neighborhood. Demographics are completely different.
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    FBI College Basketball Corruption Investigation

    With Illinois getting the death penalty?
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (September 2018)

    And now he has a contract with a team in a different Oakland...
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    Test your Illini chops

    The Man on the Moon
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (September 2018)

    There are actual rankings for this kind of thing (top party schools), and we are routinely in the top 10 nationally every year. There have been a couple years in the past decade with us at #1. So, no, not "literally every school save a select few" can make the same case we can.