Recent content by ChiefIllinois

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    Pregame: Illinois vs Michigan, Friday, January 14th, 8:00pm CT, FS1

    So Michigan had a spokesperson for the athletic dept come out and say there is no illness within the team and that only one staffer was sick...
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    Illini Basketball 2021-2022

    I'd argue we weren't really in that much better of a position at this time last year for a one seed than we are right now. Ap ranking aside, the wins just weren't there yet. Another finish to the season like last year and we will get a one seed. But I agree with your win totals and a conf...
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    Illini Football

    Different situations but look at what Kofi did. He was pretty much 100% in the draft last year. Sure he got suspended 3 games but fact is if you want to come back, you will have the ability to, thoughperhaps with minor consequences.
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    Pregame: Illinois at Nebraska, Tuesday, January 11th, 7:30pm CT, BTN

    I mean if he's healthy, he should dress. Heck even if he just gives us 10 mpg it's worth it. Of course if he keeps ramping up and facing set backs you shut him down at some point
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

    One thing that's painfully obvious (see the last ten minutes of the first half of the last game) is that we need a 5 that has some semblance of an offensive game once Kofi leaves. Payne and BBV are not the answer and I have severe doubt they ever will be. Not sure dainja can give us 30 mins of...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

    Yup this screams regret in a few years, but even if Fears is a great player, no reason to not trust the staff on grabbing better guards.
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    Pregame: Illinois vs Maryland, Thursday, January 6th, 6:00pm CT, ESPN2

    Agree completely, I'm much more afraid of bad losses than hard games. Maybe getting more shots at the lower tier big ten teams in a year where we're on the bubble is a positive, but a freak loss to a sub 100 team is going to do more damage to a resume than a couple losses to top 25 teams. Give...
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    Pregame: Illinois at Minnesota, Tuesday, January 4th, 6:00pm CT, FS1

    Biggest worry for me is we indeed have 7 players available, but that doesn't include Kofi, Trent, Grandison, and/or Plummer. I'd hope for a reschedule at that point.
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    Pregame: Illinois vs Missouri, Wednesday, December 22nd, 8:00pm CT, BTN

    This has gotta be the largest "on paper" descrepancy of the two teams in a long long time right? Maybe 2017 or 18 came close because of the porters, but the talent difference is wild.... Not that I'm throwing a ton of stock into that. I expect a hungry team, I see a major Kofi game in bound...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

    In the online website ranking Era sure.
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    Pregame: Illinois vs Missouri, Wednesday, December 22nd, 8:00pm CT, BTN

    We need to become a better ball screen defense team if we're going to be an elite defense. Even Trent and DMW struggle at times with it. Though if we score 100 pts a game it probably won't matter
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    Illinois 106, Saint Francis (Pa.) 48 Postgame

    Rj and Goode have shown real flashes. Podz has talent too, just too much guard depth right now to prove much
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    Pregame: Illinois vs Missouri, Wednesday, December 22nd, 8:00pm CT, BTN

    I'd love him to stick around mizzou for another year or three.
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    Game Thread: Illinois vs Saint Francis (Pa.)

    He has some of the worst fouls and turnovers. Insanely frustrating to watch. I actually think he plays decent defense when he stays straight and within his game. Just needs more focus
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    Pregame: Illinois vs Saint Francis (Pa.), Saturday, December 18th, 12:00pm CT, BTN

    That's the role he was meant for. Come off the bench, shoot a few threes, and call it a day. He's surrounded by much more talent than he had here, which forced him to play out of his skillset.