Recent content by SKane

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    Wisconsin 45, Illinois 7 Postgame

    Just a note to all of you young people here tonight. In 40 years, when you are sitting by the fireside with your grandson on your knee, and he asks you "Has Illinois football always been terrible?", you can tell him about the historic Illini football season when the team made it to the Redbox Bowl.
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    Lou Henson dies at 88

    The Lou Henson teams are one of my favorite memories from living in C-U. The two that top the list would be The Eddie Johnson shot to defeat MSU and Magic Johnson to make the Illini the Number One team in the country. The Nick Anderson buzzer beater to defeat Indiana at Indiana. Lou - legend.
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    Tony Yates passes away

    Tony's work helped re-start the basketball program. One the many smart things Lou Henson did was keeping Tony on staff after Lou was hired to replace Gene Bartow.
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    Kofi Cockburn declares for NBA Draft

    It totally makes sense to do what Kofi is doing. I could see a team wanting to draft him based on his potential alone - he will be at least a starter in the NBA sooner or later. If the draft is not deep, I could see a team wanting Kofi instead of another player who may be better now but has a...
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    Coaching Carousel

    https://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/28973013/w-illinois-hires-rob-jeter-head-men-basketball-coach Rob Jeter hired at Western Illinois.
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    2/15 Games

    https://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/scoreboard Pearl called for technical foul in Auburn's loss to Missouri today. Too bad that Missouri had to be the one to beat him but you have to take what you can get.
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    NET Rankings / Bracketology

    I can't see ILL losing to Northwestern, with or without Ayo. Beat NW gives a 12-8 and conference and a probable win in the first BTT game. All the ingredients are still there for a seven or higher seed in the tournament.
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    Maryland 75, Illinois 66 POSTGAME

    Missed FT's are momentum murderers. I expect IL to win two of the next three though.
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    Illinois 79, Purdue 62 POSTGAME

    "More mindful in the future" seems weak, I would have felt better if he had said that it would never happen again.
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    1/21 Games

    A fight is bad. Picking a chair up takes things to a lethal level. Looked like De Sousa threw the first punch.
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    Illinois Loyalty Location Census

    Lived in Indiana, then Champaign, then Chicago-area, southern California and now Tennessee. First fandom started right before the slush fund.
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    Michigan State 76, Illinois 56 POSTGAME

    I think that the problem is that they have to shoot faster in a game than they do any other time. If they have any flaws in their shooting form, shooting fast makes it worse.
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    Coaching Carousel

    I suppose they think that Urban is desperate to live in Starkville..
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    Michigan State 76, Illinois 56 POSTGAME

    I thought the team would lose. But I thought the team would be competitive.
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    Game Thread: Illinois at Michigan State

    Team did well to keep it close. Sixteen FTs for MSU and three FTs for IL. 0 -11 EFTs for IL. Make even 1/3 of them and ILL leads this game.