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    Pregame: Illinois vs Minnesota, Thursday, January 30th, 6:30pm CT, FS1

    This is the most worrying in this stretch to me besides Iowa, maybe because neither I nor Illinois has seen Minny before. Don't get me wrong, I think Illinois can win. But I don't feel as good about it as I did Purdue & Mich. Holy hell though, this is just fun.
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    Redbox Bowl Game Thread: Illinois vs Cal

    Burn it or frame it—just never wear it again!
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    Redbox Bowl Game Thread: Illinois vs Cal

    Man, every officiating crew in the country should be forced to watch that "targeting" side by side with the non targeting at Iowa. Amazing how inconsistently its officiated.
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    Redbox Bowl Game Thread: Illinois vs Cal

    Hooo boy, can't believe they're calling all those DPIs but not a single one of the dozen holds today. On both sides.
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    Redbox Bowl Game Thread: Illinois vs Cal

    All streams have delays, there's just no way around it.
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    Redbox Bowl Game Thread: Illinois vs Cal

    Pretty bad. Cal is doing a solid job muddying up the LBs (who've always been bad in coverage) and mixing route depths on the same side and its eating the safeties alive.
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    Imagine you could guarantee a few sacks a game by force-tossing an OL directly into the QB. That said, stamina would be very low—definitely not an every down type.
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    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    Watching our B1G “peers” demolish solid-good ACC teams is not exactly heartening.
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    Northwestern 29, Illinois 10 POSTGAME

    Biggest long-term concern/frustration with Lovie and his staff is always how unmotivated/flat the team so often looks out of the gate. Can’t recall a game where the team started off hyped up and flying around, including the obvious ones like Senior Day and Homecoming.
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    Looking ahead to 2020

    If you can’t manage at least 6-6 against this schedule, especially in Year 5, you gotta go.
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    Northwestern 29, Illinois 10 POSTGAME

    Just absolutely miserable. Washes away all of the goodwill from the previous run and doesn’t give fans a whiff of confidence heading into next year.
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    Game Thread: Illinois vs Northwestern

    Illinois...back?! This is the team that started the season, except with a much worse quarter and a bunch of the players worth watching are out.
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    Game Thread: Illinois vs Northwestern

    I think we've all seen plenty of Matt Robinson.
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    Game Thread: Illinois vs Northwestern

    Also, what the hell is up with these spots?