Gut punch is exactly how I'd describe what I just felt seeing that. I'm actually choked up. I went to my first Illini game in 1980, I think. Lou Henson will always be THE coach.Wow, this felt like a gut punch; I could see the headline on the home page but no picture yet (as it was still loading), but my heart sank, knowing that the picture would eventually load of Lou.
RIP, legend! So glad you got to live long enough to see our court named after you. Hope we can play a season this year to play inspired in your honor!
Mad props on finding that WSJ article.:
He set the bar high, where it should be. We're nearly back to the point at which it's not "will we make the Dance?" but rather "what's our seed going to be?" As it should be. BU gets that.You were magnificent, Coach.
1980's Illini basketball has been unparalleled in my lifetime.......in terms of superiority, consistency and longevity. You set the bar very high with a perennial Top 15 program that competed each year for Big 10 and NCAA titles. Thanks for the memories!