Recent content by Bucktown

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    Illini Basketball 2020-2021

    I think those are both accurate. I believe Liberty only started when Gill was hurt, and Lowell, while undersized, played the role of center most often. His turnaround was money.
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    The G League

    You forgot some things. NCAA Get a degree so you can do something with your life after you're done with basketball (especially if you get injured) Meet and socialize with a broad group of lifelong friends your own age Gain maturity in a structured environment and strong support system
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    Illinois #21 in AP Poll

    I think Kruger was the coach in 1997. That would better explain Lou Henson being let go after six years of mediocre performance.
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    Pregame: Illinois vs Maryland, Friday, February 7th, 7:00pm CT, FS1

    I am still partial to a Bacon Mega Cheeseburger from Murphy's.
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    1/27 Games

    So which is the worse offense Davidson's or Griffin's? And, if Griffin was suspended for 2+ games what should the league to Davidson?
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    Pregame: Illinois at Michigan, Saturday, January 25th, 11:00am CT, FS1

    Jeff Sagarin's site does take recent games into account. His rating that emphasizes recent games with more importance has IL at 9th. His overall rating has IL at 20th. http://sagarin.com/sports/cbsend.htm
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    Illinois Loyalty Location Census

    Live in Chicago in...Bucktown, of course. Grew up in Southern Illinois part of the original South Seven. Lucky to sit in Krush (I think we spelled it with a “C”) on the floor at the free throw line for the 1988-89 season.
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    Pregame: Illinois vs Hampton, Saturday, November 23rd, 7:00pm CT, BTN+

    I believe Hampton was the landing spot for Austin Colbert after transferring.
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    Illinois 66, Hawaii 53 POSTGAME

    He did but is still is a big defensive liability. He stands too upright on the perimeter and several times he had his back to the ball.
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    NCAA says athletes may profit from name, image and likeness

    It is an notprofit association of colleges and universities. The members schools (sometimes conferences) get the excess funds.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (September 2019)

    Because there is more to life than college athletics, and there is more to learn from college athletics than winning at all costs. There are rules and if you agree to be abide by those rules you should. That is the moral reason. Just because others cheat doesn't mean we should. Didn't we...