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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    I swear I'm a committed and loyal Illinois fan/alum but at this point I actually enjoy the schadenfreude of it all
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (November-December 2018)

    This isn't extremely relevant but last night I had the chance to attend the Brewster Academy v. New Hampton School game in NH, saw Jalen Lecque, Kai Jones, Alonzo Gaffney, Anthony Walker, Joel Brown, Mika Adams-Woods, Jamal Mashburn Jr., Trey Hall, and Terrence Clarke (!!) all in one game. I...
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    Basketball Coaching Staff / Coaching Carousel Thread

    Fred Hoiberg fired by the Bulls, going to be the hottest name in the coaching carousel for a while
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    Gonzaga 84, Illinois 78 POSTGAME

    Be prepared for a long season when it comes to the other team being in the bonus early and often. Our youth + our pressure defense = all sorts of fouls
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    Gonzaga 84, Illinois 78 POSTGAME

    Said it in the game thread and I know its a futile exercise but imagine if we had Leron this year!
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    Gonzaga 84, Illinois 78 POSTGAME

    AJ did have had a tough stretch there at the end, but IMO we aren't even in that position to tie the game if it wasn't for his play in the first half and his rebounding overall. Not sure where the hell the rebounding came from but I can't complain considering the state of our front court depth
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    Game Thread: Illinois vs Gonzaga

    I'm greatly enjoying this style of play and can't get over Giorgi, but I must say it would have been really nice to have Leron Black on this team
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    Game Thread: Illinois vs Gonzaga

    The other announcer might actually dislike Walton more than this board does
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    Game Thread: Illinois vs Gonzaga

    Would be very cool if Samba could learn basketball at halftime
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    Game Thread: Illinois vs Gonzaga

    Any chance someone could summarize what Walton said about what the Illini have to offer? I was watching the end of MNF and saw on Twitter that I missed something great
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (November-December 2018)

    I'm not seeing anything on Twitter/Google about Whitney not signing, anyone know where this information can be found?
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    Illini Basketball 2018-2019

    https://www.thechampaignroom.com/2018/10/11/17965284/at-big-ten-media-day-frazier-and-jordan-set-to-lead-illini-fighting-illini-ncaa-trent-aaron “Last year, we had a couple situations where guys didn’t want to be here,” said sophomore guard Trent Frazier on Thursday at Big Ten Media Day. “Some...
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    Pregame: #8 Illinois vs #9 Michigan, Thursday, March 12th, 11:00am CT, BTN

    Anyone see this? Hoping the quails predict a couple upsets for us https://twitter.com/IlliniQuails/status/575475897026809856
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    Oregon 77, Illinois 70 POSTGAME

    Couple points 1. I've noticed a couple people questioning this teams leadership on the court...seems to me like we should been more concerned after learning who the team voted (and more importantly, didn't vote) for to be captains this year. 2. Also seeing posters commenting on dwindling fan...
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    Illini Basketball 2014-2015

    I dont like this mentality that it's illegal to say anything negative to taper expectations...I have always found it more effective to be cautiously optimistic rather than overly confident. It's a long season and anything could happen, but there is no denying that Groce has the team in a great...