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    ILLINOIS 24, WISCONSIN 23 POSTGAME

    Hey Bucky:
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    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    I'm as big of a three-pointer evangelist as you will find, so no argument there. Regardless of how marginal shooters react to the new line, they'll adapt in about three years or so and the point will be moot. If the rule change and added space keeps teams like MSU from body-checking cutters...
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    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    I think that the spacing will make life difficult on any defense, but my initial thoughts are that pressure defenses will fare better than more conservative ones. There will be more long passes, more players in space that they're not used to playing in, and perhaps less of a penalty for leaving...
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    Pregame: Illinois vs Wisconsin, Saturday, October 19th, 11:00am CT, BTN

    Wisconsin could cover a 29-point spread in this game with Jonathan Taylor Thomas at RB.
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    Game Thread: Illinois vs Michigan

    That was something.
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    Game Thread: Illinois vs Michigan

    Fire Lovie at the next break and let Butkus coach the rest of the game
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (September 2019)

    I apologize for letting the thread drift in this direction, and hope it doesn't deflate things around here.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (September 2019)

    It would be horrible if we got hit with recruiting violations again. Can you imagine not going to the tournament for the better part of a decade while the team rebuilds?
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (September 2019)

    lol, no, just making a joke. I don't know of any other balloon festivals in Central Illinois...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (September 2019)

    Solid pickup. The Lake Shelbyville baloon festival was clearly a huge selling point.
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    2019-20 Coaching Discussion/Carousel

    I would go one step further and say that taking away Lovie's authority over his staff would likely be more damaging to our subsequent coaching searches than firing him outright. Firing a guy who was 13-35 makes sense, but micromanagement from your AD is a nightmare scenario.
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    2019-2020 Predictions Thread

    I'm more bearish on this team than most in this thread, but if losing Aaron Jordan is your biggest issue you can't feel too bad about things. Not bagging on the kid as your points above are well taken, but it's much, much easier to replace a role player than a star. To return to your original...
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    2019-20 Coaching Discussion/Carousel

    Don't worry, when Urlacher, Briggs, Peanut and Hester all show up, he'll be fine. All this talk about the option. I know that it's a great system, because I once beat my roommate in a rematch of BC-Miami '84 on NCAA '99 by running nothing but the option with Bernie Kosar and his 6.3 40 at the...
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    2019-2020 Predictions Thread

    11/5 - Nicholls State W (1-0) 11/8 - at Grand Canyon W (2-0) 11/10 - at Arizona L (2-1) 11/18 - Hawaii W (3-1) 11/20 - The Citadel W (4-1) 11/23 - Hampton W (5-1) 11/26 - Lindenwood W (6-1) 12/2 - Miami W (7-1) 12/7 - at Maryland L (7-2, 0-1) 12/11 - Michigan W (8-2, 1-1) 12/14 - Old Dominion W...