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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    Not sure where you're getting your numbers from but if opposing teams did not travel well our average attendance would be under 30,000. It's pretty sad to be at games and have opposing fans cheer louder than the home team. The marketing dept. and the powers that be need to get people in the...
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    It's difficult to get kids to come to Illinois compared to other power 5 schools, especially Big 10 schools, when they come for a visit and see a lackluster crowd of 30,000 people, a half empty student section and a crowd that dwindles down to about 7,000-10,000 or so by the end of the third...
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    Kofi Cockburn declares for NBA Draft

    The real question is, are both Ayo and Kofi keeping up with their classes or are they really leaving themselves with only one option which is leaving?
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    Kofi Cockburn declares for NBA Draft

    One big aspect I don't think has been considered is his emotional maturity. I think right now he would become easily discouraged going up against seasoned men if he's not guaranteed a roster spot and he is competing for their livelihood. And not getting enough playing time means he would need to...
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    Cal 35, Illinois 20 POSTGAME

    It's 2 hours if they live in the stadium but if they have to fly to get to the game and then fly back that's about 24 hours. So even at $1500 divided by 24 equals $62.50 and hour before taxes!!!!! Pure gravy job!
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    Miami 81, Illinois 79 POSTGAME

    As of today Ayo will not be drafted in the first round. He would not start on any Euroleague team! This is year 3 if we can't efficiently run this offence, which I think needs too many successful components to be successful, then Brad needs to adjust his philosophy or move on. They looked like...
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    2019-20 Coaching Discussion/Carousel

    https://www.news-gazette.com/sports/illini-sports/football/whitman-memorial-stadium-may-undergo-upgrades/article_a1dc9853-e00b-5821-8166-847865787f93.html
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    2019-20 Coaching Discussion/Carousel

    Just a thought to be considered. Did Josh announce the +$100 mil stadium upgrades to (1) entice a new coach or (2) keep the fan base off of him because he plans on keeping his wagon hitched to Lovie or (3) coincidence???!!!
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    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    I saw Samba and Chew in Chipotle a few nights before the article hit and Chin was trying to explain somethings and Samba's body language was real bad! The little bit I heard it had something to do with someone outside the program getting in his ear about his situation and Chin was trying to...
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    Football Coaching Staff / Coaching Carousel Thread

    Reading these responses is like reading the story of Job. He was in a real bad place and his friends kept trying to share with him some wisdom about the situation but in the end even though it sounded good they were all wrong! šŸ˜‚ lol
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    Notre Dame 76, Illinois 74 POSTGAME

    I think we were going on a bit of an important run in the first half and then Kipper got that tech that gave them to foul shots and the ball! The momentum stopped and we never got it back!
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    Mark Smith transferring from Illinois

    Really Now How many of you selling the idea that it is appropriate to embarrass a student athlete because he is not performing well, 1) Ever played D1 sports and was coached like that in front of thousands of spectators and 2) have raised children with that same mindset. Probably none! Trust me...
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    Mark Smith transferring from Illinois

    Also I know people that have attended multiple practices and they said Bobby Knight and Gene Keady look soft compared to BU. Some people can thrive under that style, I for one could not! Some athletes go in a shell and lose confidence when that happens. I think that is part of the "don't fit...
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    Mark Smith transferring from Illinois

    I think this has been brewing for the last 1/2-1/3 of the season. Every postgame interview BU had he was always praising Mark Smith. I think there has been on going discussions going on trying to encourage him but it just didn't work. For multiple reasons I believe he just wants to put this...
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    Maryland 92, Illinois 91 OT POSTGAME

    ? My assessment is a lot of what has been said is true but to me the main problem is the weakness of out interior defense and the fact that Finke has pretty much disappeared from the arc the last few games! If he makes a few of those attempts the game looks a whole lot different!