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    Chicago Cubs 2019 Season

    Good lord, that strike 3 call on Kemp was one of the worst I've ever seen. The ball was practically at his shoulder level. It likely wouldn't have changed the outcome of the game, but still frustrating nonetheless. Not the first time a blown call has hurt the Cubs in the 9th inning this year.
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    Illini Volleyball 2019

    Illini ranked #6 in the national preseason poll. Season starts in just over two weeks with a home-and-home vs #19 Tennessee.
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    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    I hate to be that guy, but you're setting yourself up for disappointment. We were 4-14 in conference last year so expecting us to suddenly be on top might be a bit much. Do I think they'll have a much better season? No doubt. Can they make the tournament? I think so. Top 4 might be this team's...
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    Chicago Cubs 2019 Season

    For real. We’ve been REALLY good at home this year, but just brutal on the road. Though to be fair, most of our road games have been against good teams. A 7 game stretch at Colorado and LA would be rough for almost any team. We really need to take advantage as our schedule eases up.
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    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    B1G/ACC Challenge just announced. We’re at home (finally) against Miami on December 2.
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    Illini Volleyball 2019

    Holzman will most likely redshirt this season. She’ll be a stud for us, but this year there’s just way too much depth at OH especially with the addition of Vrancovic.
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    Illini Softball 2019

    I watched most of it, first game I watched this season. There was one point at the top of the 7th when we had runners on 2nd and 3rd with one out. The batter was not a power hitter, and they chose to have her swing instead of go for the squeeze even though a good hitter was on deck. That baffled me.
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    Illini Volleyball 2019

    The outlook is very good. We lose two All-Americans in Poulter and Bastianelli, but return one in Jacqueline Quade and we return pretty much everyone else. Poulter was probably the best setter in the country last year and the best to ever play at Illinois, so losing her REALLY hurts. However, we...
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    Illini Volleyball 2019

    https://fightingillini.com/news/2019/5/7/volleyball-welcomes-in-three-additions-for-2019.aspx Boom! After not being cleared to play last year, former Croation pro Bruna Vrankovic will officially be eligible. She could be a massive difference maker. Poulter is irreplaceable, but if one of our...
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    Illini Football 2019

    I’ll be honest, I haven’t followed the off-season at all and know very little. How important was Ford expected to be for our season? Is not having him likely to cost us wins?
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    Virginia 85, Texas Tech 77 OT

    Should be an exciting Final Four, all four teams have a very real chance of winning it. Just don’t be Auburn please.
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    3/22 Games

    Am I the only one who roots against the Big Ten teams? I know them winning is good for the conference and all, but man do I love seeing our rivals lose.
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    3/22 Games

    It’s early, but Virginia is down 12 to 16 seed Gardner-Webb. If they lose this game, they should probably just shut down their basketball program.
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    The Bracket

    What did Kelvin Sampson do? I see a lot of people on here hate him, what did I miss?
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    Blackhawks '18-'19

    At least we picked up a point on Arizona tonight. Still, we need all the points we can get.