Recent content by Illini1429

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    Game Thread: Illinois vs Iowa

    Old school Big 10 basketball, I love it!!!! Go Illini....I L L....I N I !!!!!
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    Game Thread: Illinois vs Northwestern

    I love the uniforms today! Cockburn flexing is muscle in the paint. Finish off the pesky Wildcats!!!!
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    Looking ahead to 2020

    I'll use the Wisconsin & Oregon examples, two schools playing today that were once consistently bad & mediocre. They have built programs that are now consistently good. It takes time. I lived in Oregon in the 1990s and heard many jaded Ducks fans scoff that they'll never be consistently good! I...
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    Looking ahead to 2020

    I'll use the Wisconsin & Oregon examples, two schools playing today that were once consistently bad & mediocre. They have built programs that are now consistently good. It takes time. I lived in Oregon in the 1990s and heard many jaded Ducks fans scoff that they'll never be consistently good! I...
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    Redbox Bowl Game Thread: Illinois vs Cal

    Getting away from us, that targeting call didn't help. Don't agree with the ejection, at this point I guess it is all mute.
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    Redbox Bowl Game Thread: Illinois vs Cal

    Good answer before the half considering Cal has outplayed us to pull within one score. Wake up defense!!!! Go Illini!!!!
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    Illinois 37, Michigan State 34 POSTGAME

    Wow!!!! Biggest come back in school in history against a very good defense on the road. Going to a bowl game for the first time in the Lovie Smith tenure. Congratulations Fighting Illini, coach Smith and the whole staff on what many thought wouldn't happen this season. We still got...
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    Illinois 24, Purdue 6 POSTGAME

    Love the execution & better discipline today. We looked good out of the blocks. This team has played hard for a month now, it is paying off with wins finally. Quiet the "fire Lovie Smith" crowd. Way to follow up the big upset win last week. Congratulations coach Smith & his staff & the Fighting...
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    Illinois 24, Wisconsin 23 POSTGAME

    GREAT WIN!!!!! Shocked the world, great game Fighting Illini & coach Smith!!!!
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    Game Thread: Illinois vs Wisconsin

    Loving the effort against number 6 Wisconsin. Bad call on that fumble recovery by the refs. Shocked that wasn't overturned!!!! Unfortunate call on our 73 yard touchdown pass. I wish we had this effort in the Eastern Michigan game, we would be 3 and 3 instead of our current 2 and 4.. The Purdue...
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    Game Thread: Illinois at Minnesota

    No Mike Epstein a big loss considering last years upset win over the Gophers, he could have made a difference in the Nebraska game. Corbin had a field day running over Minnesota last year. I have many friends who are Gopher fans. They play down to their competition at times (sorry to the more...
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    Nebraska 42, Illinois 38 POSTGAME

    Despite the loss, I loved the effort against a much more talented Nebraska team. Watched the game with a Husker fan, it was nice to see him sweat for most of the game. If we would of had this effort last week we'd be 3 and 1. Minnesota can be fickle at times so we'll see what happens next week!
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    Game Thread: Illinois vs Nebraska

    Looking good & playing inspired so far. Keep it up Fighting Illini!!!!
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    Eastern Michigan 34, Illinois 31 POSTGAME

    Strongly agree!!!!!