Recent content by Butkus68

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    Illinois vs Baylor, Wednesday, December 2nd, 9:00pm CT, ESPN

    Could be my memory has conflated events, but didn’t Walton homer-call a certain tourney game? And wasn’t Illini Nation more than a little put out with him at the time?
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    Illinois-Ohio State Game Cancelled

    Ge We get that you’re asking a legit question, Ethan. The thing is, the death rate is minimal among the demographic that includes college athletes. The problem with COVID (and why football being played, even at the pro level, was always a bad idea) is the spread to vulnerable populations.
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    Game Thread: Illinois at Nebraska

    UILaw71 had it 35-30 Illini on Robert’s SOC this morning.
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    Coaching Discussion/Carousel

    Unlike you, I actually know Dick. And the answer is that he fully supports Lovie.
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    Coaching Discussion/Carousel

    Just wondering if the Lovie haters noticed the outcome.
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    Wisconsin-Nebraska game cancelled

    Lovie‘s take:
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    Illinois postpones high school basketball season

    On the contrary, both your son, his family, and anyone he would have touched are safer because the IHSA made a responsible choice. There is nothing benign about this disease.
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    Pregame: Illinois at Wisconsin, Friday, October 23rd, 7:00pm CT, BTN

    Florida is shut down until further notice. MLB season was played in a bubble. There’s a reason Camp Randall is closed, even to families. Let’s hope the BIG has gotten it right, and we are the one major conference to complete its season as scheduled. If so, 6-3 and a good bowl, 7-2 if we...
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    Illini Football & CFB 2020

    This from today’s Detroit News has me thinking: what if all conferences postpone to spring, and reinstate their original schedules?
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    Illini Football & CFB 2020

    Good grief, we are bookended by Ohio State and Peen State. And we open in less than a month, as a Thursday prime time game.
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    Illini Football & CFB 2020

    My guess is that only the SEC and maybe ACC actually try to play, and with disastrous consequences. Until there is an effective and AVAILABLE vaccine, this is all a craps shoot for college kids. High school too, by the way.
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    Anyone impressed by how the Lovie haters are spinning these developments?
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    And for those complain that Lovie is whiling away his time in Arizona, here’s a little bit of truth:
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    Just wondering - how many wins will it take for the Lovie-haters in this group to change their tune? Will he still be a poor recruiter and bad coach if we win 7 this year? What about 8? And the good Lord forbid, what if we finish the regular season at 9-3?
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    Illinois 64, Michigan 62 POSTGAME

    My favorite part of the whole day - reactions from the Doubting Thomases on this board who already had BU on the chopping block not even a month back.