As much as it's a bummer to go out in match play, it's always one of the most entertaining days of the year for this Illini fan. Pretty cool to be in match play so consistently and a testament to a great program, coach, and consistently great players.
It has been great to keep the string of match play appearances intact. Final Four isn't too shabby for a rebuilding year. This team is still amazing and entertaining to follow. On a side note apparently it really helped Oregon to have played hundreds of rounds on that...oh yeah, that was last year.
Still a heck of a season in what was supposed to be a "rebuilding" year. A testament to Small's coaching and their consistent mental toughness. One of these years will be his year. I think within the next 2 years.
Yep, they lost Aaron Wise who was the #1 college player last year and replaced him with Wyndham Clark, who's one of the top 2-3 guys this year. And they added a stud freshmen at the semester break, too.