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    Looking ahead to 2020

    I'm with most seeing between 4 and 8 wins next year. I am looking to repeat 6-6 or move up to 7-5, depends how toss ups go. Illinois State - healthy W, sorry Redbird fans Connecticut - W, bigger win than 2019 Bowling Green - W, touch fight from a MAC school @ Rutgers - W, it's Rutgers @...
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    Coaching Carousel

    I've always wished we would have gotten Dantonio all those years ago. He's put together some great teams but this isn't his year, it's ours.
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    @djkirkpatrick22 is correct, the 309 area code covers the Illinois side of the Quad Cities, Peoria, Bloomington-Normal, and many parts between. Do we know who they're visiting?
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    D1 Hockey at Illinois

    I would be in favor of adding women's lacrosse as the counter-balancing sport, if the logistics work out. B1G already has 7 women's lacrosse teams - Johns Hopkins, Maryland, Michigan, Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn State, and Rutgers - and the sport uses can use the soon-to-be updated soccer...
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    D1 Hockey at Illinois

    rbachhuber, I think Joel is correct. I've heard minor gain to revenue neutral.
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    6th Street Demolition

    Drove by there yesterday afternoon. It was weird not the corner store, Firehaus, and Clys. The articles below tell about the 17 story building going in and the project starting back in November...
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    GOT HIM!!! Got Cooper!
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    D1 Hockey at Illinois

    South Farms, things have been pretty quiet. I agree with you that women's lacrosse would be a good offset to men's hockey. If we then add men's lacrosse one day, maybe go with women's hockey or field hockey.
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    A Josh Whitman Gem

    +1 to this. I would love to see Josh reprising his role with the faculty member being Chan. Jones or Pres. Killeen.
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    The Best Trophies In Sports

    Below is the list of college football rivalry games and trophies. There are some interesting ones out there but I gotta say some unique ones include the $5 Bits of Broken Chair (Minnesota-Nebraska), Jeweled Shillelagh (ND-USC), Platypus Trophy (Oregon-Oregon State), and the Keg of Nails...
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    What's in a name?

    Old college nickname, a mashup of my last name and Chief
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    Seeking feedback from #ILLINI football fans

    1. When you attend #ILLINI football games in person, so you listen to the games on the... C. Just listen to the game noise at the stadium 2. When you are not at the game, do you follow the action via... A. Television B. Radio (when not near a tv) 3. In Champaign-Urbana, who has the better...
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    Visiting Illinois for Nebraska game

    Drew is correct, Champaign's do charge on Saturdays but University's are free. Almost all roads west of Wright and north of Armory are Champaign meters. Also some parts of the Champaign campus have assigned parking, so watch out.
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    Visiting Illinois for Nebraska game

    1. I think most people have covered the hotel options pretty well. 2. Yes 30-40 is probably a fair price. 3. As for bars everyone has hit the main campus ones but I'll expand a little. -Kams - like IlliniSox said, the typical dirty/junky college bar. -Joes - not a bad spot. -White Horse...
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    University of Illinois Campus Tour [Photos]

    Great job thus far. I hope you'll eventually get to the twins, David Kinley and Mumford Halls (Ag Engineering major). Looking forward to many more posts.