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  1. Illini4727

    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (May 2019)

    Shaka's wife already turned us down 3 years ago.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (April 2019)

    Game tonight is on ESPN at 4:00 central QUOTE="TCTORNADO, post: 1461778, member: 10704"]Kofi with a 13 pt and 8 rb game.
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    Illinois 63, Ohio State 56 POSTGAME

    6 blocks for Illini made the difference. With decent FT shooting we win by 20.
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    Football Coaching Staff / Coaching Carousel Thread

    Turner FIU head coach 2013-16
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    Illinois 99, Rutgers 94 OT POSTGAME

    Kind of like Egwu. He was raw in the beginning but ended up as the heart and soul of the team. Giorgi has obviously worked on his FTs and can't be considered an easy target to foul to put him on the line. His moves to both the right and left make him hard to double team, as we saw in the OT.
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    Illini Bars

    And bucket night at Cochranes so we could kick the bucket all the way home. Also the augie and doggie night with wide mouth augsburg with a hot dog for a buck. This was our fine dining in 1978. Fish sandwiches at Deluxe at 9am before an 11am football game. They used the same grease from the...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (January 2019)

    And it seems like the more muscular players have had poorer shots after the muscle building weight training. Finke is a good example. His 3 pt shot disappeared. Now at GCU he has lost weight and is running the court and making 3s again. Fraziers shot seems to be in a slump and DMW throws up some...
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    Florida Atlantic 73, Illinois 71 OT POSTGAME

    I was an early donor for the SFC renovation. The pitch was that we needed upgraded facilities to compete....oops. Last year the pitch was for the Ubben renovation. The pitch again was we needed to upgrade to attract recruits and to compete.... I laughed at the latest attempt and also replied no...
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    Florida Atlantic 73, Illinois 71 OT POSTGAME

    I say 0-20 is possible.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (November-December 2018)

    The facility is used for more than basketball. No AC meant that it couldn't be used during the summer. Now there are concerts and other events during the summer that never had been booked before. The sound system, lighting, video board were also great enhancements. All in all it was a great...
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    What is the biggest win in Illinois history?

    I was at that game sitting in the top row of the C section. The place was packed and went nuts after the win. For a brief moment we were #1. Of course losing 4 of the next 5 ended the hope.
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    Football Coaching Staff / Coaching Carousel Thread

    No. Her penance is coming to games with me for the last 26 years and wearing o&b to every game.
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    Football Coaching Staff / Coaching Carousel Thread

    I still had my Michigan 0-1-0 9/10 77 shirt until my wife threw it out a couple of years ago....memories. we were leading 3-0 and lost 37-9.
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    Football Coaching Staff / Coaching Carousel Thread

    I started at Illinois in 1977 and I have been saying that since 1978. The 0-0 tie with Rich Weiss as the qb was supposed to be the bottom, but it got worse.
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    Football Coaching Staff / Coaching Carousel Thread

    We live 28 miles from Chicago and it often takes more than 2 hours of bumper to bumper traffic. We can drive the 165 miles to Champaign in 2.5 hours with one stop in Gilman. I'd much rather go to Champaign than ride my brakes for 2.5 hours to get to the city with no parking. I have to admit...
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    Pregame: Illinois vs Minnesota, Saturday, November 3rd, 2:30pm CT, BTN

    Maybe that's the line for the first 5 minutes. Ouch. I won't bet against my team, but if anyone asks me.....
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    Football Coaching Staff / Coaching Carousel Thread

    Based on the ill timed coaching search that should have been started instead of extending Cubit and wound up with rejection by all coaches desired the next search will wind up with another failed wish list. Lovie wasn't even on any list. Ron Turner connected Josh with Lovie at the last minute.
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    Illini Basketball 2018-2019

    I am going to a CS awards dinner tonight and I will mention this to people.
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    Game Thread: Illinois at Rutgers

    Maybe the OC should be on the field and communicating with AJ instead of in the booth.
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    Mascot for University of Illinois?

    I used to listen to Jerker games on rides down to Champaign. How about Fighting Jerkers....
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    Illinois 34, Western Illinois 14 POSTGAME

    And don't forget the sideline interference calls and ridiculous timeouts and refusal to play Bailey and O'Toole. Ironically Zook is the special teams coach for the Packers. Remember that we were only 2 plays from winning every game.....
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    Welcome to the new Forum

    Works through using illinoisloyalty.com. Thanks Dan