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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (January-February 2018)

    +1 Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
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    Pregame: Illinois vs Indiana, Saturday, November 11th, 11:00am CT, BTN

    How many more games would we win with a top QB but a freshman o-line?
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    Pregame: Illinois at Purdue, Saturday, November 4th, 11:00am CT, BTN

    As a youth rugby coach, I can say we spend more time on practicing safe and effective tackling than anything else besides maybe passing. It's difficult to get kids to tackle legally when high tackles are penalized severely and head contact even with your arms can get you thrown out of the match...
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    Minnesota 24, Illinois 17 POSTGAME

    I was excited to see Cam Thomas enter the game, but then I thought "why burn his redshirt halfway through the season?" It's not like a win was necessary to save Lovie's job or make a bowl game. If he needed game reps, why not play him sooner?
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    Nebraska 28, Illinois 6 POSTGAME

    With so many true freshmen playing for us, they should have been comfortable on a Friday night, but those still are boys playing against men Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (September 2017)

    So like the Ron Zook of basketball? Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
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    War Chant has been retired

    http://wischlist.com/2017/09/frustrated-illini-u-of-i-fails-to-lead-on-native-american-issues/ Unfortunately, the deal with the remnants of Illini with the Peoria tribe came after the shift in leadership at Illinois. Huge missed opportunity.
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    Major Potential Shift In NCAA Transfer Rules

    I would add the stipulation that the player must have averaged less than 10 minutes per game over the previous season. If playing time is an issue, let them transfer. Blue bloods might pick up the occasional gem that blew up late in the season or a star returning from injury, but that would be...
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    Illinois Football Performance Center

    No surprise. 1. Investment in facilities hasn't paid off with revenue sport ticket sales. 2. Illinois is the flagship school for a deadbeat state that can't pay its bills because of committing to more spending than income can support.
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    Illini Football 2017

    Isn't that the recipe Lovie used at QB to reach the Super Bowl? Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
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    Mascot for University of Illinois?

    Unfortunately, that is exactly how language evolves.
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    D-1 Hockey at Illinois?

    A small step closer... http://fightingillini.com/news/2017/6/23/general-illinois-first-school-included-in-hockey-study-funded-by-nhl.aspx Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
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    Memorial Stadium Renovation Postponed

    At least if this helps recruiting and player development it means the team can get back to the glory days of the 80s and then raise the money to do an even better job of finishing the Memorial Stadium upgrade.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (April 2017)

    Or just..."Hey guys! Watch this! I'm gonna tweet this gif and see how twitter explodes in Illini country!" Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
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    Mascot for University of Illinois?

    O&TE were great! Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (April 2017)

    Maybe Tilmon finally saw video of BU's playing style and is unsure he wants to run that much. Maybe JG just got a job and JT wants to check it out. Maybe he just wants to be honest about checking out other schools and was feeling guilty about leading us on. While disappointed, for a kid his age...
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    Bracketology

    Purdue needed OT last night to win.
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    Signing Day 2017

    Looking at 10 Illinois kids and 6 Florida kids, you'd think our coach had name recognition and respect in Chicago and Tampa somehow....
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    Cubs World Series trophy at SFC for Minnesota game (Feb 4th)

    I'll be at the game and fondly remembering the White Sox win in 2005 and lobbying for Shoeless Joe Jackson to finally get unbanned and make it into the HOF where he deserves to be.
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    Season is too short. If only done in non-conference play they may not get the right sense. I like the idea of letting them play under 5 min per game for the first three games though and still be eligible.
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    What's in a name?

    Grad school where?
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    Illinois 75, Ohio State 70 POSTGAME

    What sticks in my head from this game besides the outcome was the horrendous shooting by Morgan to start the game. Doesn't anyone teach arching the ball and using the backboard any more?
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    Pregame: Illinois at Maryland, Tuesday, December 27th, 4:00pm CT, ESPN2

    Good article on Abrams. Love this young man's attitude. http://chicago.suntimes.com/sports/for-sixth-year-illini-tracy-abrams-its-a-fight-to-the-finish/
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    A good rugby punter can outdo a football player kicking rugby-style. Don't knock rugby just because some kids are wannabe kickers.