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    Big Ten Football to Start October 23-24 (CFB Thread)

    So far Weeks 2, 3, 4 very winnable. Wisconsin going to be gunning for us in Week 1, but our boys have shown they can beat them.
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    Ayo Dosunmu, Kofi Cockburn return for 2020-2021 season

    The 2000 & 2001 teams were stacked 1-10. Thought this team may have better top level talent, but that team had multiple NBA players too. Would be really fun to watch that team against this team, they had the big boys and toughness to throw at Kofi and had guards that could score. Not sure who...
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    Ayo Dosunmu, Kofi Cockburn return for 2020-2021 season

    C'mon Kofi. Starters Ayo Trent Damonte Giorgi and Kofi I'm thinking I like these groupings though in sub patterns Ayo Miller Kofi Curbelo Trent Giorgi Gives teams two different looks and hard to prepare for.
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    Illini Basketball 2020-2021

    The NCAA needs to get rid of this deadline. August 3rd is an arbitrary date in the grand scheme of things and deadlines should be set by the coaches on whether they want to keep a scholarship open (hint: Underwood would for both guys). Players would be required to be enrolled and attend...
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    Illinois Alumni Team in TBT

    Would’ve won going away if it wasn’t for the refs. Missed Goaltending, Fouling Diebler on a half court shot, Craft riding Feliz, 6 points in 5 seconds on two made threes with away from the ball foul, Craft moving on charge call, and that’s what I can remember.
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    Illinois Alumni Team in TBT

    Sweet sweet victory. I know this is just a fun tournament, but still enjoyable to beat the Buckeyes in Columbus and send Aaron Craft home for good with a loss. Game shouldn’t even been that close with the home cooking though.
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    Illini Basketball 2020-2021

    As long as we have Antigua, I'm confident any big will exceed expectations. Track record for bigs has been pretty good since he got here.
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    2020 NBA Draft

    The way this is looking, thinking both should be back. Covid is not doing them any favors. Now if the draft gets moved back (which I think is a possibility with the NBA still wanting to finish the season, who knows if things could change. Playoffs could be moved back to the Fall and draft to...
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    The G League

    Don't disagree on the $500k, but I can see the NBA making a move at the NCAA right now and trying to get a ton of players that aren't quite NBA ready, but are minor league ready. I hope it doesn't happen, but the NBA may be looking at the MLB and decide that's a model they want to go with.
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    The G League

    Jalen Green getting $500k to play in the G League makes me think there's a lot better chance Kofi is gone. If he gets $200k and doesn't have to focus on classes and can focus 24/7 on hoops, not sure if there's any incentive to stay outside of degree.
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    Kofi Cockburn declares for NBA Draft

    Any word on if Kofi would go play in Europe next year if the league doesn’t work out? I’m sure he could be making six figures next year overseas and maybe that’s all he wants ala Leron. I’m sure he could get a spot in the G League too, but money isn’t there.
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    Kofi Cockburn declares for NBA Draft

    I think getting his name in there and getting feedback is a move that makes a lot of sense. If he gets good feedback, he's gone and making lots of money. If he gets critical feedback and decides to come back, he gets to work on it with maybe the best big man coach in the NCAA with Antigua and I...
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    Alan Griffin transfers to Syracuse

    He was going to shine here, he's going to shine there. Best of luck. Still hurts.
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    Ayo Dosunmu has big decision to make about NBA

    Something that has me hopeful that Ayo is returning is that we haven't seen many point guard recruits being mentioned. PG depth chart next year is two strong PGs in Frazier and Curbelo and then nothing else. If one were to get injured, we'd be hurting there. Probably nothing, but makes you...