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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

    Problem is his defense has been candyland so far. If it can make a modest improvement, to something like uno or battleship, we will be greatly improved.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

    If it's actually true that the staff will only accept a commitment from their "top tier" targets at this time, it would go a long way in explaining why we always have so many open scholarships going into the season. The staff could take commitments from a few solid 3 star prospects now and...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

    Maybe a reason we have 3 open scholarships for this upcoming season.
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    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    I think we could certainly achieve that if some things go right. We should have an easier schedule and hopefully a year of experience will help everyone improve. However, given our recent rate of success, it's hard to guarantee anything going right with this team. There is always the possibility...
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    Pregame: Illinois vs Iowa, Thursday, March 14th, 8:30pm CT, BTN

    Because they still remember Andy Kaufmann!!!
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    Illini Football 2019

    I have had several groin injuries since I started rooting for the Illini.
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    Illini Football 2019

    so do we essentially have the same WR corp we had last year after Dudek went down?
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (March 2019)

    Apparently Tyronn Lue is the favorite for LA next year, but he wants big money to put up with Lebron again. If LA doesn't want to pay him hopefully their next choice is Cal.
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    If I was an athlete trying to be immediately eligible, I would present the Mark Smith case as precedent for the NCAA granting hardship waivers due to literally any reason whatsoever.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (January 2019)

    this is HUGE!!!! If we can keep a mass exodus from occurring again this offseason, things might FINALLY start looking up for the program. Great news.
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    Basketball Coaching Staff / Coaching Carousel Thread

    Give BU 7 B1G games and they will have identical records.
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    2018-2019 Predictions Thread

    Mark me down as a 14-17 vote. Wish I could predict more wins, but I just don't see it unless our bigs majorly outperform their rankings. Thu, Nov 08___Evansville W Tue, Nov 13___Georgetown W Mon, Nov 19___Gonzaga (Maui Invitational) L Tue, Nov 20___Arizona or Iowa State (Maui Invitational) L...
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    Ohio State: Urban Meyer suspended 3 games

    Yup. It's disgusting that just like Izzo, he'll still be looked upon as a role model because his team wins games. It's absurd to me that in 2018, institutions can get away with covering up blatantly obvious cases of abuse, and yet it happens all the time. Wake me up if anything happens other...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (August 2018)

    Love Blackthorn, Dewey's is one of my favorites too. Just stay away from Imo's or any "St Louis" style pizza
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    Illini Football 2018

    This x infinity
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    2 players arrested

    stupid, but if they're getting arrested, better it was something like this and not any sort of violence/abuse. I'm sure the hours will be a good lesson for them. Also how do I get in on mounting that statue for $1150?
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    Illini Football 2018

    I would argue that pro sports teams should have an easier time turning things around. With revenue sharing, all teams can offer the same type of money and have the same salary cap, so talent can be persuaded to come to a losing franchise. Worse teams also get better draft picks so in theory they...
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    Update: Grad transfer WR Jalen Greene to Utah State

    Weird. I just did a google search and found the utah state message board talking about him coming there. People on there were asking for a link as well but nobody had provided one. The guy's a mystery.
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    Illini Basketball 2018-2019

    Nice. I want to see how Mac Mcclung does for them next season. He was committed to Rutgers for a while. His highlight tapes are pretty ridiculous.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (April 2018)

    hahaha. I was hoping I'd be around when Cuonzo came by yesterday so that I could spit on him, but he must have had the in home earlier in the day.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (April 2018)

    Saw a car full of basketball coaches leaving Ramey's house on Monday. Pretty sure it was Texas as they were wearing orange. I know Ok State is still on him, but it looked like Texas orange to me.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (April 2018)

    OSU and Texas are definitely still recruiting Ramey.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (April 2018)

    Hahaha I wish. None from the beloved though. All were Big 12 schools.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (April 2018)

    So turns out Courtney Ramey is my next door neighbor. I bought this place a few months ago and have been fixing it up. I met his parents and knew they had a son in high school, but didn't put it all together until a bunch of recruitment letters showed up in my mailbox today by mistake. There...
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    2018 Off Season Thread

    I like how it was always JFG, but after a few years FJG was much more appropriate