Recent content by Chieftain13

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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    I never watch these live streams, but I am glad I did. Beyond him being an elite physical talent, he seems like a genuinely good guy with a good head on his shoulders. I think we got a very special one here. Welcome Verdis!
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    Pregame: Illinois vs Missouri, Saturday, December 23rd, 7:00pm CT, ESPN2

    Looking at the picture in your post, it made me realize that I wanted to point out to non-blues fans that this will be the first year the Braggin' Rights game is played with the brand new huge scoreboard. It makes for much improved video replay.
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    If you’re making a special trip, I’d better correct myself and say that it can be seen going EASTBOUND on 270. Probably the better decision since I’d think more of the students may be coming from that direction.
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    I live in the metro east (Illinois side) of the St. Louis area and drive across the river to work every day. Today on my way home, I noticed for the first time a new bright orange Fighting Illini billboard with Lovie on it. What is significant about this? It seems they “coincidentally” placed...
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    Illinois 64, Austin Peay 57 POSTGAME

    ...and it looks even worse when you see that the AdjD for our opponents is 321st in the nation...
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    College Football Playoff / Bowl Selections

    If I remember correctly, doesn't all of the bowl money that B1G schools receive go into one pot and then is evenly distributed to each conference member after travel expenses? Does anyone know how big of a (presumably) decrease in bowl money we are missing out on by not having a CFP partipant?
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    Transfers Thread

    As many have said, I don't think any of these transfers and the ones to come should worry folks. IMO, there isn't a single player on the current roster that is a program defining talent and, outside of a few select freshmen, anyone leaving isn't going to be seen as any sort of setback to the...
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    Illini Basketball 2017-2018

    I know there has been discussion somewhere about ignoring KenPom ratings until mid-season, but I was just looking at the current rankings through 11/19 and our remaining schedule before January. Illinois is currently #98. I think just the fact that Wake Forest remains #77 with a 1-4 record...
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    Future Football Schedules

    For lack of a better place to put this, it looks like they announced the 2021-24 CFP title game sites. A de facto home game for Illinois in the 2022 national championship game in Indy sounds pretty nice... I know, lets get back to the Zaxby's Chicken Bowls of the world first, but maybe the...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (October 2017)

    We’re out
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    FBI College Basketball Corruption Investigation

    I skimmed the section showing the details on Lamont and it looks like he was taking cash bribes from several sources including agents and financial representatives to steer student athletes to them when they go pro. There is one part that specifically mentions how they don’t offer the bribes to...
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    Illinois Football Performance Center

    They have added new details about the Performance Center and Phase 2 Memorial Stadium SEZ update.
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    Memorial Stadium Renovation

    I saw some pictures of the new Clemson football complex opening this year and wanted to share the article below. This is definitely the new gold standard in facilities. I'm no architect and I know that we will have more space restrictions in planned SEZ location for our facilities as well as...
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    Memorial Stadium Renovation

    I saw this picture on an ESPN twitter feed of Oklahoma's stadium renovation progress. This is exactly what I would want the south endzone to look like (minus what looks like luxury suites on the top row)... as long as we could fill it.