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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.
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    Illinois State Redbirds Football

    I grew up 25 miles north of Bloomington-Normal, several of my friends and high school classmates attended ISU. Add me to the list as an ISU well-wisher.
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    The return of Illinois-Missouri series?

    I would be in favor of a home-and-home set up going forward. I agree with KBLEE that it probably shouldn't be first game but a last non-conference game would be good. I'd love to see my Illini be my cousin's Tigers!
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    Cornhole/Bags Board

    DanvIllini great job! I could use a set of boards like that!
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    The 2014 Illini Nike Uniforms and Rebrand

    The online store shows it pretty well, plus my pictures don't due it any justice. The sleeves have the column motif but the front and back are just flat material. I am happy with my purchase. Be warned these are not cheap. The word, straight from the horse's mouth, is that...
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    The 2014 Illini Nike Uniforms and Rebrand

    Just got back with my orange jersey, looking forward to the season.
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    The 2014 Illini Nike Uniforms and Rebrand

    Heard about this earlier today, getting mine tomorrow!
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    IHSA boys basketball state finals staying in Peoria

    I believe when Blagojevich was governor he proposed consolidating schools so that the minimum high school size would be around 750. My junior year in HS my small school (~125 HS, ~350 district) consolidated with our larger neighbor creating an HS with about 700 (~2000 district), we still would...
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    The 2014 Illini Nike Uniforms and Rebrand

    Great helmets! Blue looks a drab though. I was kind of hoping that the football uniforms would have more flash to them like the men's basketball ones but I may have missed something. Men's basketball uniforms, love the zigzags ;) :chief:
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    The 2014 Illini Nike Uniforms and Rebrand

    I could be wrong but i thought the orange and blue helmets were slightly reflective or minor metallic
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    The 2014 Illini Nike Uniforms and Rebrand

    Just drank an Orange Crush, I am ready!
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    Naperville legislator wants Big Ten to add another Illinois school

    I have no problem with legislators wanting to keep more instate students at instate institutions but you do not need to have the college(s) join the Big Ten to be attractive. If NIU, SIU, and ISU raise their student capacity and academic profile students will follow. All three school have...
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    Awesome news, welcome Dre.