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    Illinois Football Performance Center

    These are the most recent pics I've seen. May 2019.
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    Spring Practice Thread

    How is the Smith Football Center looking?
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    Alma Otter

    Just what our sports teams need - a cute cuddly mascot. No thanks.
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    Illinois Football Performance Center

    Notice the Butkus statue in front.
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    D1 Hockey at Illinois

    Illinois Fencing was a national power. National champs 1956 & 1958. Discontinued in 1993. Took fencing for Phys Ed when I was a freshman.
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    Illinois Football Performance Center

    We should forget the SEZ until we start getting better attendance. The performance center will hopefully help us get better recruits, more W's, and more people in MS.
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    Mascot for University of Illinois?

    Orange and Blue Bird!!
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    Rutgers 35, Illinois 24 POSTGAME

    I know I know. But I've been thru this so many times and it never works out long term. People say we just need that special coach. We've already had that special coach - unfortunately is was in the 1920's.
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    Rutgers 35, Illinois 24 POSTGAME

    What's really hard is watching Indiana get better, Purdue get better, now Rutgers get better, and we wallow around at the bottom. I know it's early in the process, but it gets really old. College football can be so much fun......
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    Illinois Football Performance Center

    Illinois Renaissance ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Original Post This item is on the BOT agenda for their meeting 7/13-
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    Memorial Stadium Renovation

    "Makin love in the green grass behind the stadium-with you my browneyed girl."
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    Memorial Stadium Renovation

    Isn't there some concern about adding columns since that would dilute the significance of the original column dedications? I thought that was a factor in the 2007 renovation.
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    Mascot for University of Illinois?

    That would offend the students south of Green.
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    Mascot for University of Illinois?

    Let's face it - every current Illini tradition, no matter how old or revered, is at risk because "some may think" it's connected to the Chief.
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    Mascot for University of Illinois?

    "Doug Burgett, creative director for Enrollment Management, said “Oskee” was an already established name of a squirrel figure on campus, but Admissions wanted to explore other names because some may think the name references the former mascot, Chief Illiniwek." Unbelievable. Our fight song is...
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    Mascot for University of Illinois?

    Exhibit A: Orange and Blue Bird
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    Illinois Football Staff Thread

    So basically we have more in-state prospects than anybody else in the B1G West. It should be so easy.
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    Your first Illini FB game you attended in person

    9/24/1960 IL 17 IND 6 (freshman in MI) After years with Coach Ray Eliot, this was the first game for Pete Elliott. 5-4 that year, followed by 0-9 the year after. 1963 made up for that (Rose Bowl!), but then the slush fund hit and everything fell apart. Sigh.
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    Lovie Smith Named Illinois Football Coach

    That's part of the planning for the SEZ, right?
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    The Illinois AD Search

    "full and sole control over coaching hires.." If this means what it says, it's never going to happen. The Administration would never accept the hiring of some brilliant but slimeball coach.
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    Visiting Illinois for Nebraska game

    Kams Everyone who visits Champaign for a football game must go to Kams at least once. Your reaction should tell you whether to stay in campus town or go to the bars in downtown Champaign.
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    Barry Houser staying with Marching Illini

    The other finalist for the OSU job, Corey Spurlin, Director of the Auburn University Marching Band, has also withdrawn his name from consideration. That whole situation in Columbus must be toxic.
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    Yeah, like Tepper did. How did that work out?