Recent content by oleoleahy51

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    Illini Football 2019

    Poor Marquez. Need him. Hope the unofficial diagnosis is wrong. Get well and come back even stronger, Marquez. I just wish things could go smoothly for the Illini for once, but injuries, bad luck happen to every program, it seems; maybe more so for Illini. Yes, I wish we had more info on...
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    Illini Football 2019

    Thanks to you, too. But Cavey's and Chuck's are still fairly close to East Hartford, especially Cavey's in Manchester. I don't have a fond memory about East Hartford, unfortunately, except some classic diner that was open 24 hours a day. Still, Beat the Huskies!
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    Illini Football 2019

    Nostalgia City. I'm an Illinoisan, but I lived near Storrs in the 70s in my wild 20s. I recommend two restaurants near Storrs if anyone is going to the UCONN game: Cavey's In Manchester (pricey French cuisine downstairs; upstairs is Italian-American and less expensive; always has been rated...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

    I (Illinois native) was existing in CT when I heard Audie was an Illini. The name was something special to me: as in Audie Murphy. Thanks to both Audies! Where is Illini Audie now? Check out "The Unforgiven" moive - Burt, Audie, Audrey - a great job by Audie Murphy. I hope Illini Audie is well.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

    But I think Illinois Wesleyan's gym is very nice. I was there for Special Olympics basketball tournaments. Good-looking place - that Sikma Center. And when I first visited, I had no idea Jack was an alum. How did Illinois miss out on him? Geesh. Welcome, Austin! I agree with previous poster...
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    Clever. Like it. And I thought I was one of the very few who could play on words. Well done.
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    That should be "Dre Brown ... speedster!" Sorry. for screw-up.
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    I also love orange and black, the colors of DeKalb High School and the home of Dre Brown. May you be healthy this season, speehe otherdster. His high-school QB is first-string at Dartmouth College. I hated orange and black in high school: colors of Ritenour High School in St. Louis (MO) County...
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    It's summer, and I figured there wouldn't be much football news. Boy, was I wrong! CJ Dixon, courted by virtually most major programs, commits to Illinois. Wowee! Somehow I'm reminded of the movie "Field of Dreams". Ray Kinsella's brother-in-law, after finally seeing the light and Shoeless Joe...
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    Wouldn't that be something! I doubt it happens, but it's great to dream.
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    Old Timers Thread

    How do we revive this thread? I just love reading these past posts. Maybe a little trivia: re: Halas Orange and Blue connection, 1963 NFL Championship game. What does Y.A. as in Tittle stand for and what school did he play for? I watched a documentary about the Eastland disaster of 1915? in...
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    Illini Football 2019

    I just love BTN. I was watching football media day coverage today. There's Lovie! And graphics show stats of 2018. Key returners for 2019: Corbin and Bobby Roundtree! I wish. Wake up, BTN. How is Mr. Roundtree doing, by the way? I hope big-time improvement. God bless you, Bobby. Get well...
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    Illini Golf 2018-2019

    West Point? I hope Mr. Bardgett gets the Illini marching to yet another final four. Funny? Not. But I welcome the new coach and wish him the very best serving under Gen. Small. One of the enemies now is Barlow at Michigan. Been watching way too many war documentaries. Peace with honor -...
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    Illini Golf 2018-2019

    Coach Small, Illini golf program and American college golf as a whole already have the contacts: videos, rankings, recent performances, word of mouth, etc. They don't have to travel overseas to land recruits. I'm just trying to think of a former Illini golfer who'd want to get into coaching...