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    Big Ten Cancels Fall Football (CFB Thread)

    This decision makes no sense to me. Players are just as likely to get Covid if the season is canceled as if it goes on. Why hasn't anyone asked the players what they want? For many of these players, football is all they have. It's the only thing they do well. It's their entire identity. You...
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    15th Anniversary of the Illini Elite Eight comeback vs. Arizona

    Dude, I totally noticed this last night while watching the game! On Deron's tying 3-pointer in regulation, everyone was going crazy, but he was just standing there emotionless. Very bizzare.
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    Ayo Dosunmu has big decision to make about NBA

    I think Ayo's gone... and good for him. I hope he goes in the first round of the draft. If he goes second round, some team is getting a GREAT value. I think it's good for all parties for him to go pro now. For the Illini program, they need to get used to having great players who leave for the...
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    Coaching Carousel

    Will the Big Ten have any firings? Maybe Pitino, but no others I would think.
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    NCAA Tournament Canceled

    I hear you. I always thought a 6 seed would give us a legit shot at the Sweet 16. Because you're right, the potential 3-seeds would be very beatable for Illinois. I just figured a 6 seed was unrealistic for us... but we'll never know. ;(
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    NCAA Tournament Canceled

    I hate to sound negative or pessimistic, but... chances are, the Illini would have gotten a 7 or 8 seed, so their odds of getting past the first weekend would have been fairly slim. They would have had to beat a tough team in round 1, then beat a team like Duke, Kentucky, or Florida State to...
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    NCAA Tournament Canceled

    I'm bummed particularly for guys like Feliz and Kipper, even Tyler and the other walk-on -- seniors who were about to get their one shot at playing in the tournament. Bummer for all the other players, too. The coaches will be fine; they'll have many more opportunities to coach in the dance...
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    Big Ten Tournament Canceled

    If that's the case, maybe you should cancel the practice.
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    Big Ten Tournament Canceled

    I'm hoping they still announces brackets too. I'm interested to see where Illinois was going to be seeded.
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    Big Ten Tournament Canceled

    Really bad luck, but what can you do? Ayo and the rest of the Illini had a great, satisfying season!
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    No fans at NCAA Tournament, B1G Tournament

    I have non-refundable Final Four tickets, so this is bad news to me. :(
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    Big Ten Tournament

    I hear what you're saying. Garza scored 28, they made 50% of their FGs, plus 50% of their 3s, slightly outrebounded us, Trent Frazier was ice cold again, yet Iowa still lost. That said, all Iowa needs is for someone other than Garza to have a big game. If we let up on defense, we'll get beat. If...
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    Big Ten Tournament

    I think the gameplan needs to be to not let other guys go off and have big games. Just assume that Garza is going to get his 25 or so points. The focus, once again, should be on defending the three point and winning the rebound margin, particularly offensive rebounds. I think it's also important...
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    Illinois 78, Iowa 76 POSTGAME

    Kipper was great tonight. Ayo is a SPECIAL player. Have to give Garza's dad credit. After the game he gave Ayo a high-five as he went through the crowd. That was classy.
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    2020 NBA Draft

    And I think that's why he does it. But in doing so, he becomes very easy to take the ball from. I think he has the ability to bounce right up off the floor after catch an entry pass. If he does that, no one has time to rotate over. And if he keeps the ball high, no one's taking it from him. He...