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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

    Color me surprised...but as I said, no ill will. Kentucky is the Harvard of CB...you get an offer, how can you refuse? I hope he does well, because if he doesn’t, I truly will feel sorry for the opportunity he passed up. No matter how well he does, he will never be remembered by the UK fans...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

    I feel ya, but maybe this one is really an outlier: The feeling is he would love to go to Illinois but just can’t turn UK down...thus the yo-yo factor.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

    I did teach at B-CC until three years ago, and my best friend still does, but I transferred to WJ because it‘s my home school and my youngest goes there. I did love B-CC, but man does it fit that profile. It can be so tough on kids. Not just B-CC, just the need to prove yourself via school...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

    I teach high school in the Maryland suburbs of DC: The culture here is so rife with kids going to “status” schools that we are on alert during the time when kids get in for mass depression even leading to the unimaginable. To think that a kid who plays basketball feels any less pressure to sign...
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    Wisconsin 45, Illinois 7 Postgame

    I would love to see a post game presser where a coach doesn’t say the team they played ”was a good team,” but is honest and says “sure, we looked great, but they have issues.”
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    Game Thread: Illinois at Wisconsin

    Honestly, Ethel Mertz could have torched us tonight...direct from my AARP Comedy Special on VHS...exclusively at Walmart
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    Game Thread: Illinois at Wisconsin

    Did they dial up this Mahomes spot on purpose?
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    Game Thread: Illinois at Wisconsin

    A guy who looks like the “king of the baddest rollercoaster in the park”...in the 1980’s...is running the ball down our throats.
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    Game Thread: Illinois at Wisconsin

    Someone check the math on that
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    Game Thread: Illinois at Wisconsin

    When a team says ”you need an a** whoopin’” and you respond with “go ahead and whoop our a** then,” there may be an issue with the program.
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    Game Thread: Illinois at Wisconsin

    D is way too tired now
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    Game Thread: Illinois at Wisconsin

    I stand corrected.
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    Game Thread: Illinois at Wisconsin

    So, Chicago isn’t far...can Mertz be ready for the next Bears game?
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    Game Thread: Illinois at Wisconsin

    Time to buy a horse and become a singing cowboy
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    Game Thread: Illinois at Wisconsin

    It’s a very fair statement...but watching it, you see why we are so far away from #14...and that’s disheartening...I’ll keep hoping for a second half turnaround though.