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Old Oct 11, 2017, 12:24 PM   #151
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I have another cable provider I can use and it worked fine so it has to be something with Dish
Got mine through fire stick
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Old Oct 11, 2017, 01:22 PM   #152
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also AJ is going to get his shot
Yep, he singled him out as having the green light even when contested. I love the way BU talks about this team. Can't wait to see them in action.
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Old Oct 11, 2017, 01:26 PM   #153
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I love the way BU talks about this team. Can't wait to see them in action.
If you don't get excited for the season to start after watching that, there's something wrong with you!
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Old Oct 11, 2017, 01:56 PM   #154
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Brad Underwood Media Day Press Conference







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Underwood: Practice has gone how I thought it would.. Minus an injury or two that has set us back.

Underwood: Freshmen truly are going through a big adjustment. But their energy has been off the charts.

Underwood: I feel like we've established our culture. Guys are coming in for extra work. Extra shots. Haven't had a bad day.

Underwood: Leron Black has helped reinforce how good I think he can be. He's an All-B1G type of player. Told him that.

Underwood: Leron is showing leadership qualities. Going to be at the top of everyone's scouting report.

Underwood: Still awaiting Te'Jon's return from concussion. Had a collision with Mark Smith. He's in concussion protocol.

Underwood: Starting to work on some different things now. Zone offense. Out of bounds plays. Mixing up our defense.

Underwood: I feel really good. I like this group.

Underwood: Tremendous value in the veterans' leadership and experience. Have a base knowledge despite change in the particulars.

Underwood: Had some unbelievable segments in practice in transition. Very pleased. Also playing very unselfish.

Underwood: Brought officials in on Saturday. Seeing what it looks like with game flow.

Underwood: If I have a surprise, it's Da'Monte. Terrific, terrific feel. Chance to be an elite defender.

Underwood: See the instincts of Frank Williams in Da'Monte. Monte is a more explosive jumper. Still finding confidence in that.

Underwood: The feel, the passing.. Da'Monte sees a lot out there that few see.

Underwood on Finke: Going to have some big nights. Going to have a big year. Fits the system so well. Consistent day to day.

Underwood: Matic is extremely skilled. Can expect him to play more on perimeter. Can catch & shoot. One of best passers.

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Old Oct 11, 2017, 02:36 PM   #155
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https://twitter.com/IlliniMBB/status/918207986203611138



Interesting that Finke is listed at 6'10", while Vesel is listed at 6'9". Sure looks like Vesel is just as tall, if not taller. Excited to see what he brings.

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Old Oct 11, 2017, 02:39 PM   #156
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Interesting that Finke is listed at 6'10", while Vesel is listed at 6'9". Sure looks like Vesel is just as tall, if not taller. Excited to see what he brings.
He totally looks like the tallest guy on the team in that picture.
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Old Oct 11, 2017, 02:48 PM   #157
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Interesting that Finke is listed at 6'10", while Vesel is listed at 6'9". Sure looks like Vesel is just as tall, if not taller. Excited to see what he brings.
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Old Oct 11, 2017, 03:01 PM   #158
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Soph PG Te’Jon Lucas told me there’s a good chance he may be cleared to practice tomorrow. Watching practice has its advantages too.
https://twitter.com/KedPrince4/statu...19076949901313


Video: Freshman @_Trentfrazier1 talks pickup games on campus and showing up some of his fans. No worthy competition yet.
https://twitter.com/Schuster_Elias/s...88149607723009
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Old Oct 11, 2017, 03:06 PM   #159
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Interesting that Finke is listed at 6'10", while Vesel is listed at 6'9". Sure looks like Vesel is just as tall, if not taller. Excited to see what he brings.
Quiz: Which one of the standing players just met Mr. Fletch?
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Old Oct 11, 2017, 03:08 PM   #160
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Quiz: Which one of the standing players just met Mr. Fletch?
Easily Greg, that looks like 23 pounds of muscle there
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Old Oct 11, 2017, 03:16 PM   #161
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November can't get here soon enough.
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Old Oct 11, 2017, 03:33 PM   #162
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Quiz: Which one of the standing players just met Mr. Fletch?
Emphasis on just means Vasel

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Old Oct 11, 2017, 04:15 PM   #163
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Anyone with Dish having trouble with BTN2Go? The app won't let me watch anymore, tells me I am not authorized.
I had same problem. Fixed it by changing dish login and password.
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Old Oct 11, 2017, 04:53 PM   #164
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November can't get here soon enough.
I'm struggling to find any mention of our Exhibition schedule/opponents. Is it out there somewhere?
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Old Oct 11, 2017, 05:40 PM   #165
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I don't think we are doing any exhibitions. Couple closed scrimmages and right into season play.
This is correct. Two closed scrimmages against other D-1 competition.
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Old Oct 11, 2017, 05:49 PM   #166
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Basketball practice 10-11-17
http://illinireport.info/2017/10/bas...tice-10-11-17/

Full gallery of photos from @IlliniMBB Media Day 2017
http://www.news-gazette.com/multimed...media-day-2017
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Old Oct 11, 2017, 05:53 PM   #167
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Basketball practice 10-11-17
http://illinireport.info/2017/10/bas...tice-10-11-17/

Full gallery of photos from @IlliniMBB Media Day 2017
http://www.news-gazette.com/multimed...media-day-2017
Thanks, btw any chance to get a coffee stir emoji...it would come in so handy I think!!
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Old Oct 11, 2017, 06:17 PM   #168
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Hair game is strong with this team.




This coming from a guy who hasn't paid for a hair cut in over 20 years(buzz cuts all day long).

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Old Oct 11, 2017, 06:20 PM   #169
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Old Oct 11, 2017, 06:41 PM   #170
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Who's the dude stealing Rob's thunder?

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Old Oct 11, 2017, 07:21 PM   #171
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Old Oct 11, 2017, 08:14 PM   #172
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From watching BU's press conference, I think we can put to rest the whole "Damonte might not play much this year" he really seemed to light up when he talked about him. He will be a LOCK in our rotation, kid has the "it" factor.
That was very encouraging, then again...every player has gotten good reviews from Underwood so far. Damonte missed a ton of practice time so he's already a step behind. Hopefully he can catch back up but I wouldn't call him a lock.

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Old Oct 11, 2017, 08:16 PM   #173
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More I hear Underwood speak the more I like him. Doesn't do coach speak and tells it like it is! I sure hope he doesn't get taken down by the coaching scandal. If not I'm sure he leads us back to the promised land.
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Old Oct 11, 2017, 11:28 PM   #174
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That was very encouraging, then again...every player has gotten good reviews from Underwood so far. Damonte missed a ton of practice time so he's already a step behind. Hopefully he can catch back up but I wouldn't call him a lock.
Williams has more than caught up.
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Old Oct 12, 2017, 03:03 AM   #175
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Williams has more than caught up.
Combes,

How about a long summary of your impressions? . I am assuming you have seen some recent practices.....
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