Recent content by Ironman89

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    Illini Football & CFB 2020

    Even if what Dan Patrick was reporting was just a polling of opinions, I really hope he got the names/schools wrong. I speculate that when summer workouts started, there was a conversation between the coaches/administration and the players. The players were sold on what the school would be...
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    Illini Football 2020

    I assume the "uncertainty" has to do with the UI task force statement yesterday about the fall semester. Basically listing guidelines for students to return to campus but stating the there would be no in-person class if Pritzker's Phase 4 is not implemented.
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    Pregame: B1G All-Conference Awards
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    Illinois 31, UConn 23 POSTGAME

    Don't feel great, but don't feel bad. We won on the road with depleted DB's and depleted RB's. We won on the road with multiple undisciplined penalties. We won on the road with 3 score changing turnovers (2 fumbles in FG territory and throwing a pick 6). The following is just rambling...
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    FBI College Basketball Corruption Investigation

    Absolutely amazing that ESPN was able to write an entire article about possible recruiting violations at Auburn and not mention Bruce Pearl's name, even just to reference who the head coach is. There is no low they won't stoop to, to protect their own. They slipped Gottfried in at NC State, but...
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    Illinois Football Performance Center

    This is not accurate. Here is the link to UofI's 2019 budget.
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    Austin Clark story, LA Times

    Anymore, being able to graduate a year early is not all that difficult. Especially if you are not aiming for a difficult degree. Most high schools have dual-credit or AP classes. Both of my sons started college with over a semester's worth of gen ed credits and they weren't even trying.
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    Pregame: Illinois vs Rutgers, Saturday, February 9th, 3:00pm CT, BTN

    I agree with you concerning McColley (not a big fan). This may simply be a "Blind Squirrel" situation for him, but I believe the question/underlying statement is legitimate. Question -- What possible gain are you or Samba possibly getting from 49 seconds on the court, but the underlying...
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    Pregame: Illinois vs Rutgers, Saturday, February 9th, 3:00pm CT, BTN

    I actually don't have a problem with this question. There are lots of times as a fan where I would like for someone to ask the coach, "Are you stupid?" It seems like there have been several times where Underwood needed to be asked this question. My favorite (and I think, the turning point of...
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    Michael Porter Jr. to have back surgery, likely out for rest of season Some interesting background.
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    Pregame: Illinois vs Southeast Missouri State, Friday, November 11th, 8:00pm CT, BTN

    Doesn't look the the players left last year. Looks like the coach said they depressed him and asked them to leave.