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    Chicago White Sox 2019

    General consensus from Sox fans is that this is a negative? Genuinely curious. Being as unbiased as possible here, seems like they could've done much worse, regardless of his age. He obviously wont be there for more than a decade (and that's really stretching it), I dont know how much influence...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

    I'm fully behind Giorgi playing 20+ minutes at the 5 as a senior. Getting a competent transfer to gobble the rest (or have someone internally develop) doesn't seem like such a far fetched idea. To me giving the ultimatum having needed a top 50 4/5 next year seems a little bit over the top. Of...
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    Illini Basketball 2020-2021

    I personally dont care who we play, I just want to see this team compete for a championship. Thats something I can say without being thrown in an insane asylum for the first time in a decade and half. As long as there is buy in and general safety amongst the team, I'm in for whatever they throw...
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    NFL Thread 2020-2021

    Not to mention McCoy and Fournette were hurt too.
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    Wisconsin 45, Illinois 7 Postgame

    I would agree, but tests are never 100% accurate, and if he contracted it at the game, that might make this even worse, though I doubt the virus would show up that quickly. They have another test to confirm that it wasnt a false positive, not sure if/when those result will be shared, though...
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    Wisconsin 45, Illinois 7 Postgame

    Not to mention he was in close contact with the rest of his teammates., who were in turn close to the rest of our team.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

    Groce had many faults. Class/position balance being one of them. He was also incredibly unlucky here, WRT to injuries, but definitely something that recruiting correctly would've alleviated and also not something that cost him his job. he'll get another shot at a P6 job, his recruiting chops are...
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    Pregame: Illinois at Wisconsin, Friday, October 23rd, 7:00pm CT, BTN

    People seem really up in arms about the line. I dont disagree to an extent, but it makes total sense from a money perspective, which is all Vegas cares about. You've got two programs, historical polar opposites, one that is already top 15 by the media/coaches, the other not sniffing the top 25...
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    Pregame: Illinois at Wisconsin, Friday, October 23rd, 7:00pm CT, BTN

    I'd love Lovie to spice up the defense, but he's clearly content with the bend dont break style he's coached basically his entire career. I could be wrong, but I expect some bland defensive playcalling.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

    Not by any means trying to say if BU were to land a top 15 class after the track record he's already had that it wouldnt be impressive, but Groce had some solid overall rankings for recruiting in the beginning. 2013: 13th overall, 2nd in the B1G 2014: 56th overall, 8th in the B1G (Leron Black)...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

    There have been a few that have been right in the past. Whether it be dumb luck, or actual inside knowledge, impossible to know. That being said I believe some people here actually do have some sort of connection to the program, I believe them. I'd say some people have lost a lot of...
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    Pregame: Illinois at Wisconsin, Friday, October 23rd, 7:00pm CT, BTN

    I would agree, though I dont think I'd spot us less than 14ish to feel comfortable. First off, Wisconsin has proven they can win with mediocre/bad QB play. The rookie QB you speak of was the 3rd best pro style QB in his class, 65th overall. Rankings are not everything, but thats someone who...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

    I think the general consensus is officially: soon. Given the mystery and misdirection around the recruitment, I expect them to set it up soon, with a runway of somewhere between a couple days and a week.
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    Pregame: Illinois at Wisconsin, Friday, October 23rd, 7:00pm CT, BTN

    Yup, but their backup AKA new starter was the 65th ranked prospect in his class, FWIW.
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    Poll: Who does Bryce Hopkins pick?

    Did both IU and us have full staff meetings? I'm assuming you're strictly talking about us. I'll hang up and continue reading between the lines :)