Recent content by cagney1965

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    NCAA Tournament Canceled

    So few are being tested that they cannot guarantee the players’ safety. If this was golf and the players could be kept separate, playing could be considered. This is not the case here when using a common ball, bench/chairs, water bottles, rim, backboard, etc.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (September 2019)

    Reminds me of Anthony Welsh.
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    Italy Tour

    I am not proud of my adopted country. That is all I will say.
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    Italy Tour

    Italy is being extra diligent on visiting tourists from countries requiring visas.
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    Game Thread: Illinois at Iowa

    Every ref at an Iowa game is a homer. Never watch the game to see who wins; only how close Illinois can play them.
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    2016 Illini Golf - Road to the Championship

    There is a large advantage in knowing a course's greens, knowing wind patterns, knowing contours of the fringe around the green, and fairways. This is also match play where knowledge is more important because you know more than your opponent about his upcoming shot. An opposing team can catch up...
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    2016 Illini Golf - Road to the Championship

    You do not want to sound like sour grapes. It is not Oregon's fault it is playing at home. It is the NCAA that does not think about anything about itself. Can you believe Hossler's putt with a dislocated shoulder!!! Most likely he does not play tomorrow. Texas may play its sixth player, and...
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    2016 Illini Golf - Road to the Championship

    Putts, not puts. Wrong sport.
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    2016 Illini Golf - Road to the Championship

    Congrats to Oregon though. The team still has to make the shots and puts under pressure and it did. The coach was generous in his graciousness as well. He caused quite a stir many years back when he tried to play in the PGA due to an injury which would not allow him to walk. Texas match is...
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    2016 Illini Golf - Road to the Championship

    What is even worse is that it puts Oregon's run in question. Would they have won if not at home. Reminds me of UK vs Illinois in 84. I am sure the fools of the NCAA will change the rules for the tourneys not currently scheduled.
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    2016 Illini Golf - Road to the Championship

    I agree. Individual National champ (who is a great player) plays on his home course and 20th ranked team possibly going to the finals because it plays on its home course. This is a greater advantage than Ryder Cup for certain. There is no home state advantage because crowds are sparse, but why...