Recent content by Dren1

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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    Interesting that we are apparently getting a visit from Dual-threat quarterback Gregory Spann this weekend. Given some previous comments regarding the uncertainty of CJ Dixon making it to campus, Spann would be a nice pickup. I would think that it has to be a tough sell to get anyone to jump...
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    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    I know, I know, practice reports, but I thought there were some interesting tidbits in here: https://247sports.com/college/illinois/Article/Illinois-Fighting-Illini-basketball-Brad-Underwood-2019-20-preview-media-day-136790528/ Most interesting to me: Freshman forward Benjamin Bosmans-Verdonk...
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    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    Ayo comes in at #6 in this list of the 10 best point guards in college basketball for the 2019-20 season: https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/news/ranking-the-best-10-point-guards-in-college-basketball-entering-the-2019-20-season/ 6. Ayo Dosunmu, Illinois 2018-19 stats: 13.8 PPG, 3.3...
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    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    The attached article lists Haarms as one of the top players in the conference, but not the best. ;) https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/news/nba-draft-prospects-evaluating-the-top-11-players-in-the-big-ten-ahead-of-the-2019-2020-season/
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    NCAA Issues/Scandals/Corruption

    Looks like you are correct, a bill has already been introduced in Illinois: Illinois legislator introduces bill to let college athletes be paid, saying he wants to stay competitive with California
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (September 2019)

    Piper with a Crystal Ball pick for the Illini for Coleman Hawkins...
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    2019-20 Coaching Discussion/Carousel

    I am not sure if anyone want to give clicks to Teddy Purplestein, but Chip Long and Bret Bielema are his initial replacement suggestions if Lovie is let go...
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    Antonio Doyle is scheduled for an official visit on Oct. 19 for homecoming. I believe most think he is destined for Texas A&M, but he would be a great get. https://247sports.com/college/illinois/Article/Illinois-Fighting-Illini-football-recruiting-Antonio-Doyle-official-visit-135477682/
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    Illini Football 2019

    I am not sure if this has been posted yet, but I thought the attached rankings of composite talent were interesting. The Illini are 8th, ahead of Iowa, Minnesota, and Northwestern in the Big 10 West. Hopefully the upgraded talent will result in more wins...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (August 2019)

    I don't think this is correct. It looks like they made the NCAA Tourney as a 10 seed in 2014 and lost in the Sweet Sixteen to Dayton. That said, it was their lone appearance since 2008, so it is a pretty futile stretch.
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    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    Update on Kouma (as well as Verdonk): https://247sports.com/college/illinois/Article/Illinois-Fighting-Illini-head-coach-Brad-Underwood-talks-Bernard-Koumas-status-Were-planning-on-him-being-an-Illini-134583648/ “Bernard’s in a situation that is really beyond our control,” Underwood said at...
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    Illini Football 2019

    That would be great news! Hopefully Bobby can continue recovering and have some semblance of a normal life.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (July 2019)

    Not Illini related, but anytime Chrissy Collins takes one on the chin, it makes me smile a little. :p https://247sports.com/Article/Joe-Bamisile-flips-Northwestern-Virginia-Tech-133915911/