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    Lou Henson dies at 88

    What a great coach and even better person. Hard to argue that he is anything but the best ever for Illinois. So sad to lose his presence in CU and around Illini Basketball. Prayers for Mary and the family in their time of loss.
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    Illinois Alumni Team in TBT

    Great game for the good guys and so nice to take out the #1 seed. Just a big bonus that it ended AC's basketball career prematurely (as far as he is concerned). Love to see these guys attract some attention.
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    Illinois Alumni Team in TBT

    So you suppose that AC will whine to someone when his patients die? I don't think he gets to live the privileged life of impunity once he puts on the MD and goes to work.
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    Coronavirus Pandemic

    It is sad to see this trend but I see no way that any of the sports get a season in this year. USC just announced that all classes will start online for the fall. That is happening in a number of smaller schools too. With the skyrocketing infections and the trend toward younger people getting...
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    Does anybody have a dead horse gif??
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    Illini Basketball 2020-2021

    I don't think even Fletch can put 1800 pounds on that frame. Should block up the lane very well...
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    It's a positionless thread...
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    Illini Basketball 2020-2021

    Every time I see high school highlights I just keep seeing that what passes for defense in high school just isn't. These guys all look great and they will find their way to the basket but it is going to be a real awakening when they start to drive against veteran college players. You can...
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    Illini Basketball 2020-2021

    From everything I see Lieb is not counting on playing immediately. He was looking at the prep route to develop further. There is no better place to develop than in a university with great resources and a monster big man to practice against. Not only can he practice against Kofi, he has Georgi...
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    SMH Lowering standards already... /s
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    2020 Big Ten Football Recruiting: How do the Illini stack up?

    Thanks for adding those data. It can be depressing but will have to be assessed against results as we move forward. It we keep improving WL and move past some of these teams then there is a flaw in the analysis or the assumptions upon which they are based. It is a tricky business predicting...
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    2020 Big Ten Football Recruiting: How do the Illini stack up?

    It appears to me that most writers are referring to transfer recruiting as the wave of the future. Hopefully that is not like Dots, the "ice cream of the future." Certainly it seems that the transfer market is growing and has been rather successfully used by Lovie and company. I don't know how...
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    NCAA Issues/Scandals/Corruption

    Williams is pretty much the definition of a teflon coach. He arrived at Kansas for a probation year based on Larry Brown's activities. He survived the academic sham at UNC without so much as a smudge.
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    NCAA Issues/Scandals/Corruption

    I have to think the smart money is on nothing happening to Self and the program in general. So long as the boosters and money men are willing to testify under oath that Self didn't know anything the NCAA will have a very hard time showing that he did. They may get a slap on the wrist but Self...
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    Looking ahead to 2020-2021

    And thank goodness for that!