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  1. JIllini

    Chicago Cubs 2019 Season

    For real. We’ve been REALLY good at home this year, but just brutal on the road. Though to be fair, most of our road games have been against good teams. A 7 game stretch at Colorado and LA would be rough for almost any team. We really need to take advantage as our schedule eases up.
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    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    B1G/ACC Challenge just announced. We’re at home (finally) against Miami on December 2.
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    Illini Volleyball 2019

    Holzman will most likely redshirt this season. She’ll be a stud for us, but this year there’s just way too much depth at OH especially with the addition of Vrancovic.
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    Illini Softball 2019

    I watched most of it, first game I watched this season. There was one point at the top of the 7th when we had runners on 2nd and 3rd with one out. The batter was not a power hitter, and they chose to have her swing instead of go for the squeeze even though a good hitter was on deck. That baffled me.
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    Illini Volleyball 2019

    The outlook is very good. We lose two All-Americans in Poulter and Bastianelli, but return one in Jacqueline Quade and we return pretty much everyone else. Poulter was probably the best setter in the country last year and the best to ever play at Illinois, so losing her REALLY hurts. However, we...
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    Illini Volleyball 2019

    https://fightingillini.com/news/2019/5/7/volleyball-welcomes-in-three-additions-for-2019.aspx Boom! After not being cleared to play last year, former Croation pro Bruna Vrankovic will officially be eligible. She could be a massive difference maker. Poulter is irreplaceable, but if one of our...
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    Illini Football 2019

    I’ll be honest, I haven’t followed the off-season at all and know very little. How important was Ford expected to be for our season? Is not having him likely to cost us wins?
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    Virginia 85, Texas Tech 77 OT

    Should be an exciting Final Four, all four teams have a very real chance of winning it. Just don’t be Auburn please.
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    3/22 Games

    Am I the only one who roots against the Big Ten teams? I know them winning is good for the conference and all, but man do I love seeing our rivals lose.
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    3/22 Games

    It’s early, but Virginia is down 12 to 16 seed Gardner-Webb. If they lose this game, they should probably just shut down their basketball program.
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    The Bracket

    What did Kelvin Sampson do? I see a lot of people on here hate him, what did I miss?
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    Blackhawks '18-'19

    At least we picked up a point on Arizona tonight. Still, we need all the points we can get.
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    3/15 Weekend Games

    Lmao Bill Walton straight up left the announce table to use the bathroom during the start of OT in the ASU/Oregon game. Even funnier thanks to this gem from Dave Pasch. “Hopefully Bill will be back. Although I’m sure some of you at home are hoping he doesn’t come back.” In other news, GCU wins...
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    Blackhawks '18-'19

    Sure, it wasn't pretty, but it's a road win over a very good team. Let's see if the Hawks have one more big run in them. Another road win at Montreal tomorrow would be huge.
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    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    @Arizona and @GCU I believe?
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    Game Thread: Illinois vs Iowa

    It's exactly like last night, giving up tons of wide open 3s. We just got lucky last night that Northwestern was cold. Not the case tonight. Also those offensive rebounds are killing us. Hopefully Kofi can help solve that problem next year. Also, I've never seen an Illinois team that so...
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    Illinois 74, Northwestern 69 OT POSTGAME

    And the next day. And the next day. And the next day.
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    Illinois 74, Northwestern 69 OT POSTGAME

    Well, at least we avoided the worst possible ending to the season. Losing on Wednesday to a last place Northwestern team would have been rock bottom. May not have been the same result had Vic Law played, but I'm just happy we won. Hopefully this win can get the guys fired up and playing better...
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    3/10 Games

    I didn't watch, but I'd be shocked if he didn't.
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    Pregame: Illinois vs Northwestern, Wednesday, March 13th, 8:00pm CT, BTN

    Please. We've beaten 7 of the other 13 Big Ten teams. I know we're playing awful lately, but this team has already shown they're capable of beating good teams when they play well. I'm not optimistic either, but to say we can't beat anyone is silly. It's not impossible that we get hot again.
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    3/10 Games

    The real choke job was Iowa against Nebraska. Up 9 with under a minute to go and they lost in OT. I like them as our second round opponent (if we manage to beat Northwestern of course).
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    3/6 Games

    MSU is gonna be angry, I'm not sure I want them. I think we could play Purdue tough on a neutral court. Maybe even Michigan, but nothing good ever happens when we face them in the BTT. Really any of the top 3 will be a very tough matchup, so I don't think we need to worry much about who it is...
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    3/6 Games

    Yikes, Northwestern's home crowd has become pathetic as the season went on. Sounds like a neutral court far away from both campuses.
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    Pregame: Illinois vs Indiana, Thursday, March 7th, 7:00pm CT, FS1

    Surprised there isn’t more hatred toward Wisconsin. Maybe it’s just because I started following Illini sports in 2010 and they’ve dominated us in football and basketball since then.
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    Pregame: Illinois vs Indiana, Thursday, March 7th, 7:00pm CT, FS1

    I expect Indiana to bring their A game. They're coming off a big confidence-building win and this is pretty much a must win for them if they want a shot at making the tourney. Big game for us too since the loser will most likely be stuck playing Wednesday in the BTT.