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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (June 2020)

    My long deceased father in law knew a person who constantly complained about one physical ailment after another. After the ailing individual walked away one time my father in law looked at me and said "He enjoys poor health". That element is on every message board. They are not happy...
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    Tony Yates passes away

    Saw him play against St Louis U in 62. Didn't look to score, good point guard, cat quick. It was always 5 on 4 and you had the 4 because Yates would take your best player and stone cold shut him down. Great defensive player.
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    Transfers Thread

    Reliving the heartbreak he gave us in the hall 2 years ago, I'd take him in a heartbeat. When he out hustled Kipper to the ball and went in and slammed it, I remember thing "why don't we get payers like him".
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (May 2020)

    As Collinsville grads ourselves, my wife and I think you can't have enough Kahoks!
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (May 2020)

    Constantly finishing 2nd for recruits tends to fast track you to the unemployment line
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (May 2020)

    JG is a good human being but he was in the right spot at the right time (tOSU with Matta) to parlay that into a P5 head coaching job with a short stop at Ohio U.. However he is NOT a top shelf P5 coach and that became apparent as time went on. Again good guy but not in the same talent level as...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (May 2020)

    Blue bloods aren't recruiting 2 players who played on the same high school team. Blue bloods can tell the 5 star that he is the alpha and the other 4-5 stars they are recruiting are just spear carriers. Not that bluntly of course, you know, spin it.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (May 2020)

    Underwoods first 2 top shelf recruits were Orlando and Chin and they look to be 5 stars. I remember 20 years ago Loren Tate saying that Self's assistants of Norm Roberts and Billy Gillespie being the 2 best recruiting assistants Illinois had ever had. After eliminating Wake, Deron choose...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (May 2020)

    The real question is how seriously are they looking at him.
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    Coronavirus Pandemic

    If there is no vaccine to control Covid 19 there will be no BB season at least not with fans present, pro or college. Beaches are absolutely spacious compare to having 16,000 in the hall, yelling, screaming, and coughing on each other. Fauci said the soonest we could reasonably expect a vaccine...
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    Shot multiple times but survived.
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    Off topic a bit, but remember Kraig Appleton who Zook chased a little bit before he went off to Wisc for one year. Well, he just got arrested today for first degree murder. As Garth Brooks would say "Thank God for unanswered prayers".
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    Transfers Thread

    SLU's problem has always been an administrative one. SLU was part of the old old valley, Cincinnati, Bradley, Wichita State, etc, good conference. The 10,000 pound elephant in the room was facilities, they had none. Games were played at depression built Kiel and the neighborhood was getting...
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    Looking ahead to 2020-2021

    Watch the last play of the Iowa game. The play was not designed to go to Garza but rather to Fredrick to shoot a 3 for the win from in front of the Iowa bench. Trent is on Fredrick. Iowa has their 3 biggest players on the floor to set screens and Trent blows up all 3 screens. Watch the Iowa high...
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    Illini great & HOF Bobby Mitchell has passed away

    My second memory of Illinois football. Bobby Mitchell ran for 186 yards and Illinois upset #1 Michigan State on homecoming. Two of the runs were for 80 plus yards. Man I'm getting old.