Our first game is against Kipper's family?Less than a month away from start of the season. Bring on the Colonels. For yucks I thought I'd take a look at the Illini's first opponent Nicholls (guess they prefer not to use State now). Last year they finished 14-17 overall and 7-11 in conference. The lost their two leading scorers, and seem to go primarily the transfer/JC route for recruiting. They have 8 players listed on their roster who didn't play last year for Nicholls and have other schools listed as attended (West Virginia, NC-Wilmington, Ark-LR, Columbia St. CC, Savannah St., Charlotte, Pacific and Western Illinois). Not sure how many were sitting out and how many eligible this season. And they have only 4 players listed as taller than 6-5. Maybe Kofi gets a double-double in his first college game.