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  1. IlliniTime

    Pregame: Illinois vs Northwestern, Sunday, March 3rd, 5:30pm CT, BTN

    Maybe my memory isn't all that great, but it seems to me that ever since we started calling the Hall the 'House of Paign', the program has steadily dropped in quality. I don't believe we were calling it that back in 2005. Somebody came up with that moniker the next year or two later. That's...
  2. IlliniTime

    Pregame: Illinois vs Penn State, Saturday, February 23rd, 11:00am CT, BTN

    God I love seeing the 'inside the locker room' video coverage. I know all the college age kids on this site wouldn't have any idea why I'd make such a big deal out of that, but back in the 80's and 90's before cell phones, you just didn't get as much behind the scenes coverage of the Illini...
  3. IlliniTime

    Illinois 63, Ohio State 56 POSTGAME

    I love this stuff. As I stare at it my body starts relaxing to the point where I feel like I'm melting away. Awesome.
  4. IlliniTime

    Illinois 63, Ohio State 56 POSTGAME

    This run should really do wonders for recruiting. What a blast this has been. After the dissapointments of the past several years, this team makes me really happy for the future of IL basketball. Well done, guys.
  5. IlliniTime

    Pregame: Illinois vs Rutgers, Saturday, February 9th, 3:00pm CT, BTN

    The best thing about the Illini playing well and making a little run is that I'm finally getting interested in other BIG games and paying attention to how it affects our position in the league. It's been many years since I could say that. I'm really hoping we can continue to win games and...
  6. IlliniTime

    Illinois 79, Michigan State 74 POSTGAME

    OK, I'll accept that. Hatred of a particular program is fair game.
  7. IlliniTime

    Illinois 79, Michigan State 74 POSTGAME

    I completely agree with you. I remember during the 2005 year when we were top in the country, there were many posters that took great pride in trashing the other programs in the Big 10. They would slobber all over Weber, and rip a lot of the other coaches. I remember thinking...
  8. IlliniTime

    Illinois 79, Michigan State 74 POSTGAME

    What a great win. I love seeing Izzo chewing his nails during the game. Teams are actually getting worried playing us. It’s been a long time since that’s happened. Beat Rutgers and take the home trifecta!
  9. IlliniTime

    Pregame: Illinois vs Nebraska, Saturday, February 2nd, 1:15pm CT, BTN

    I just like the fact that we are playing on a Saturday instead of Sunday. And middle of afternoon instead of 11AM, so I can hook up with buddies someplace to throw down a few without feeling like a lush.
  10. IlliniTime

    Minnesota 86, Illinois 75 POSTGAME

    Great comments by all. Although, scanning the comments I don't believe anyone mentioned the one dribble from half court break away score by Tevian. Ummmm. I'm still smiling from that.
  11. IlliniTime

    Illinois 78, Maryland 67 POSTGAME

    I have a feeling that when enough players on the team begin to contribute in a major way, Kipper is going to relax and start playing much better. I don't think he's comfortable being a main guy, but when more players start getting the attention, he'll be able to just focus on doing the things...
  12. IlliniTime

    Illinois 78, Maryland 67 POSTGAME

    The locker room video had me a bit choked up. Nice to see the pure joy from a team battling through a very challenging season. One of the toughest schedules in the country with a young team. I would LOVE to see this team put a little fear in some of the upper half teams going forward. Let’s...
  13. IlliniTime

    Michigan 79, Illinois 69 POSTGAME

    Since I'm a glass half full guy my take on the game is this: we spotted them an 11 point lead in the first few minutes of the game, and then played them even the rest of the way. That's not too shabby. We were getting some pretty good looks on the offensive end all night long against one of...
  14. IlliniTime

    Pregame: Illinois vs Missouri, Saturday, December 22nd, 7:00pm CT, BTN

    Sorry if this has been discussed in this or another thread, but has anybody commented on the fact that this game is on BTN? Does anybody else find this unacceptable? Has the Braggin' Rights game ever been on BTN? Hasn't it always been on an ESPN channel? If I were a Missouri fan I would be...
  15. IlliniTime

    Pregame: Illinois vs Missouri, Saturday, December 22nd, 7:00pm CT, BTN

    Her kids all went to Missouri. Interestingly, I still love them all.
  16. IlliniTime

    Illinois 73, East Tennessee State 55 POSTGAME

    Good point, EIF. It sounds like either ETSU didn't show up today, or we did a good job of controlling the tempo of the game. I just know that this is a dangerous time of year. Players start thinking about Christmas, having to deal with finals. Upsets tend to happen in mid-December. A lot of...
  17. IlliniTime

    Pregame: Illinois vs Missouri, Saturday, December 22nd, 7:00pm CT, BTN

    I'm an Illini fan, my sister's family are all Missouri fans. We're getting together to watch the game. I'm out-numbered by a substantial amount. I like my chances :rock:
  18. IlliniTime

    Illinois 73, East Tennessee State 55 POSTGAME

    Boy, tough crowd. I didn't see the game, but when Siri kept telling me we were up by double digits I was pretty pleased. She didn't give me all the details, so I guess they didn't pass the eye test. Like, the Illini is the only team in college hoops that relaxes a little when they know they...
  19. IlliniTime

    Ohio State 77, Illinois 67 POSTGAME

    I think I see Neil DeGrasse Tyson in the stands looking for signs of life.
  20. IlliniTime

    Pregame: Illinois vs Ohio State, Wednesday, December 5th, 6:00pm CT, BTN

    So from the article above, opponents have made 153 free throws to our 79. Over 8 games that means we're spotting every team we play about 9-10 points. If we can just clean up that one issue, it would make a big difference. It's tough to win when you hand the other team 9 points.
  21. IlliniTime

    12/1 Games

    John Beilein = Mike Krzyzewzki. So impressed with Michigan. What a program. They are in plug and play mode.
  22. IlliniTime

    Pregame: Illinois at Nebraska, Sunday, December 2nd, 4:00pm CT, BTN

    Boy, you said it. That's the thing that really riles me up about the Illini. There is no flow to their games. Constant fouling breaks up the continuity, and if you're frequently giving the other team twice as many free shots as you're getting, how can you expect to beat a decent team. If...
  23. IlliniTime

    Pregame: Illinois at Nebraska, Sunday, December 2nd, 4:00pm CT, BTN

    I'd like to see what happens when this team can take some time to catch their breath and work on things in the gym. It's been a congested non-conference schedule with quality programs and a lot of traveling. I'm hoping that they can get some things figured out over the next month, and then...