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    Pregame: Illinois vs Michigan, Thursday, January 10th, 7:00pm CT, FS1

    Present results would indicate we could say that about most teams we play against.
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    Basketball Coaching Staff / Coaching Carousel Thread

    Par for the course for this athletic department. Always keep a coach 2 or 3 years too long to screw the next guy
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    Illini Volleyball 2018

    It’s Illinois something will always go wrong in the end.
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    Game Thread: Illinois at Nebraska

    I think 25 years is very generous.
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    Game Thread: Illinois at Notre Dame

    The only positive to the present situation is that virtually all expectations of success are long gone. Watching has become much more stress free in a weird way. I still care but they are so bad it isn’t worth getting mad.
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    Lovie Smith receives 2-year contract extension through 2023

    No idea if this is going to work but Frank Beamer went 24-40-2 in his 1st six seasons. And then won at least 7 every year til he retired. At least that is what I will place my hope in. There was some improvement this year on offense. Maybe a slow build is the thing that finally “fixes”...
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    Gonzaga 84, Illinois 78 POSTGAME

    Watched the 1st half. Too late to make it to the end. The beginnings of real progress appear to be under way. Will do us favors to have a Chicago kid as one of the faces of the program as program turns around.
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    Football Coaching Staff / Coaching Carousel Thread

    Blaming the fans is just a waste of oxygen. This fan base has been subjected to decades worth of few highlights & mostly garbage. Even the great moments (2001, 2007) are virtually immediately wiped out. Went from Sugar Bowl to a 1 win team in 2 years. This has created a very apathetic fan...
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    Football Coaching Staff / Coaching Carousel Thread

    I wanted Babers like 5 years ago. He could have been had and should have never been allowed to leave the state. Program is such a disaster and has been for a long time. Lovie inherited a train wreck but 3 years in the pile of wreckage is getting deeper.
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    Lou Dorsey no longer with the Illini

    Hell with it. It’s time to just go all in on golf and volleyball. Train wreck unfolding at MS
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    Purdue 46, Illinois 7 POSTGAME

    Today was everything that Illinois football has been since the mid 90’s. Every hint of momentum in the program is followed by a huge turd of a performance. Typically at home.
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    Pregame: Illinois at Wisconsin, Saturday, October 20th, 11:00am CT, FS1

    I think I’ll do yard work. Will be ugly
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    Pregame: Illinois at Rutgers, Saturday, October 6th, 11:00am CT, BTN

    The 4 most winnable games left on schedule define the level of progress imo. Rutgers Purdue Minn and NW are the games that if we can win say 3 of 4 it marks notable progress. 2 is some progress and 1 or 0 is not good. Maybe they can spring an upset somewhere else but these are the type of...
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    Illinois 31, Kent State 24 POSTGAME

    As to the atmosphere, it is very dead in MS these days. Have been to lots of games & seen some really good crowds when the team is good. 2000 vs Michigan (though a crappy ending) was the best sporting event atmosphere I have ever seen. Crowd stood virtually the whole game. The place can rock...
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    Indy 500 to begin airing on NBC in 2019

    This seems to be a really good move. NBC really does a good job with their "big events" like the Kentucky Derby. They present the Derby as a spectacle (which it is). I'd suspect they will handle the Indy 500 the same way. ESPN seems to just do it as a one off in the midst of all of it's...
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    FBI College Basketball Corruption Investigation

    So how far back do we have to go to the last “legit” champ? The 90’s? 80’. Maybe Maryland in 2002. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    FBI College Basketball Corruption Investigation

    What he said!! Izzo is a sanctimonious jag and probably always has been. Great coach yes but a jag. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    FBI College Basketball Corruption Investigation

    If the irs ever gets a hold of this some of the families will sing like a bird. I’m assuming none of this $ was declared as income. This may go on for years. I’m thinking what is going on now is just the beginning Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    FBI College Basketball Corruption Investigation

    Find it hard to believe that coaches who have 2 commas in their salary aren’t at least tacitly if not directly aware of how the talent is acquired that keeps their seven figure salary rolling in. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    FBI College Basketball Corruption Investigation

    Sean please put your personal belongings in this box and then turn in your keys. He gone. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    FBI College Basketball Corruption Investigation

    Full agreement with this. Burn it down and then figure out if it is gonna be legit student athletes or semi pro sports going forward so everyone knows the rules. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    FBI College Basketball Corruption Investigation

    I am of the mind on this that it needs to go 1 of 2 directions. Air all the dirty laundry of all programs. If Illinois is implicated in it, it's not ideal, but so be it. From that point forward, the sport either needs to return to being about student athletes (get rid of the 1 and done types...
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    OTL Report on Michigan State

    Everything is viewed in a different light now. The pr optics on that kind of stuff looks awful now Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    OTL Report on Michigan State

    Would seem Dantonio is in some serious trouble. One might think of Izzo had spent more time monitoring his own program instead of pontificating on Illinois’ handling of Bruce Weber’s termination he might be seen in a better light. Just another example of how corrupt the big time sports...