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    David Williams inducted into CFL Hall of Fame

    When I was a kid, the guy who sat behind my family at games would shout "THROW THAT BALL TO DAVID WILLIAMS" roughly eight times a game. Glad to see that he got his due.
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    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    Not sure where to file this, but Ken Pomeroy looked at his data going back to 1997 and ranked the 353 D-I programs based on his rating system. I think that it's behind his paywall, but the B1G teams shook out as follows: Michigan St.: 6 Ohio St.: 11 Maryland: 14 Wisconsin: 16 Indiana: 18...
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    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    Yeah, the sporting press didn't appreciate his decision to go to UK. I think that Illinois may have had a guy or two win Mr. Basketball for the same reason...
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    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    When a player threatens to pass Calvin Murphy's record number of kids does he sit in the maternity ward trying to jinx the mother?
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    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    I think that Shawn Kemp was a consensus HS All-American and may have been a first-round pick had he jumped to the NBA. (He predated the wave of guys jumping straight from high school by about five years, but he was that good and physically ready). If Kofi were Shawn Kemp in a 7-foot, 290 pound...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (July 2019)

    All youse guys who said that nothin' would come of the FBI investigation at KU needs to eat a big ol' plate of crow right about now.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (June 2019)

    Use it or lose it, indeed. For all of the hand-wringing about OVs on this board, I feel like it would be negligent if they didn't use all of them in a given cycle. Also, if an OV is the way we can get Kouma on campus and in contact with staff in advance of NCAA clearance, IMO it's not a waste.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (June 2019)

    Ohio State lost a CJ to graduation this year but added a DJ and EJ. If there's a guy named FJ in the class of '20, I'm assuming he's an OSU lock.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (June 2019)

    As a counterpoint, I think that his hire of Phil Martelli separates him from the other guys on your list. It's a signal that he both knows his limitations as a game coach at this point of his career, and also that he might be willing to check his ego and get help where he needs it. The latter...
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    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    The further move away from teams taking long 2's is a big part of why I think that space will be opened up on the inside as a result of this change. The other thing is that I don't think there's a material difference in the way teams guard a guy who hits 33% of his threes as opposed to 35%...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (May 2019)

    It's almost like top-tier kids are focused on going to the NBA, and playing for someone who's been there is somehow attractive. I fully expect Fred Hoiberg to be a pain in our semprini for as long as he sticks it out in Lincoln.
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    Illini Football 2019

    Wait, this guy?
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (April 2019)

    My first thought was Joe Weiskamp, lol. How about Darrell Brown from Bradley? Seems redundant with Frazier, but whatever.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (April 2019)

    That is the question, and God bless the person willing to put in the effort to finding out. What I will say is that if you have a relatively high washout rate -- say, half of the guys ranked 31-100 hit and the other half don't -- you can have pretty wild swings in what looks like relative...