Recent content by Butters

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    1/12 Games

    I think I would still take Iowa, but they are clearly the top two.
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    Maryland 66, Illinois 63 Postgame

    When we lose to Gonzaga in the Sweet 16, we'll really wish we hadn't given away games against teams we should beat in January to cost ourselves a good seed.
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    Pregame: Illinois at Northwestern, Thursday, January 7th, 8:00pm CT, BTN

    Nope, Damonte will definitely shoot at least 68% from 3 for the season. Why you gotta be so negative?
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    Jan 4th Bracketology - Illinois #4 in first NET ranking

    Wow, that seems a bit high, but I would certainly take it!
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    Game Thread: Illinois vs Purdue

    Ugly for stretches, but also beautiful for stretches.
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    Glossary of Common Loyalty Phrases

    Luther will pay for his scholarship. Used to suggest Luther Head will cover the cost of a player to walk on so we can have more than the scholarship limit of players (originally used regarding Crandall I believe).
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    Pregame: Illinois vs Indiana, Saturday, December 26th, 3:00pm CT, FS1

    Well of course no one wants to go back, we know how that ended. But that team got a 7 seed, they weren't nightmarish as far as I was concerned. I think a lot of us had a good deal of hope after that season that Groce would be able to turn things around. Also, Gardner Webb was not 270 that year...
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    Pregame: Illinois vs Indiana, Saturday, December 26th, 3:00pm CT, FS1

    Yes, we've moved up to the likes of Ohio now.
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    Poll: Grade the Bielema hire

    'A' for me would have been one of the coaches we talked about probably being out of our league. All of the other coaches had bigger questions marks in some way. Outside of those 'A' options, Bielema was the one who has proven he can succeed at the power five level. He's as good a hire as was...
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    Rutgers 91, Illinois 88 Postgame

    When Curbelo is off the floor, our offense reminds me of John Groce. Only instead of hoping that Malcolm Hill can make something happen, we are hoping Ayo can make something happen.
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    Game Thread: Illinois at Rutgers

    How was that pressure so bad? Literally no trap at all, just force Williams to foul out. Out of a timeout too!
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    Game Thread: Illinois at Rutgers

    Wow, that was a bad play even for a freshman.
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    Game Thread: Illinois at Rutgers

    We have very little depth and big problems rebounding. Going to prevent us from competing for the conference title if we don't solve those problems.
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    Illinois 92, Minnesota 65 Postgame

    Good, do it again.
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    The Illinois Football Coaching Search

    To me, the most important part of increasing fan interest is winning. I really don't think most people care about how pretty it looks (see Wisconsin basketball attendance).