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    Illinois 81, Northwestern 56 Postgame

    One more stat that I am not sure has been mentioned: The Illini were the first team to outscore a major conference opponent by 40 points in a half since March 5, 2003, when Kentucky outscored Vanderbilt by 43 in the second half of a 106-44 victory...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

    According to this article, they are cousins: https://247sports.com/college/basketball/recruiting/Article/Lewis-Duarte-recruitment-update-Washington-State-Oregon-Illinois-Mississippi-State-158060665/ Another program that has been reaching out has been Oregon, Duarte told 247Sports and the...
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    Illini Football 2021

    I thought this was an interesting article on Woods returning: https://247sports.com/college/illinois/Article/Illinois-football-Jamal-Woods-returns-to-Illini-158643586/ I particularly liked this passage: Woods said his talk with Bielema helped reel him back in for a fifth year. “He’s about...
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    The Illinois Football Coaching Search

    Yes, agreed on the small sample size, but this would be one hell of a hard sell for Josh.
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    Interesting that Washington ended up signing a few days after decommitting. He had a pretty decent offer list including reported scholarship offers from Iowa State, Oregon, and Boston College. I am happy to have him aboard.
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    Fighting Illini Basketball Scholarship Grid 2020-2021

    It looks like they offered Matt's twin brother Ryan as well. https://www.news-gazette.com/sports/good-morning-illini-nation-new-offers-in-2023-class/article_18a48e2a-d66d-11ea-b06f-4b9b3d669835.html Thanks for keeping the grid updated!
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    Illini Basketball 2020-2021

    That is the plan according to this article: https://247sports.com/college/basketball/recruiting/Article/Illinois-basketball-recruiting-Brandon-Lieb-commitment-148530874/ The plan is for Lieb to redshirt this upcoming season to develop not only his skills, but his body as well. Illinois is...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (April 2020)

    Welcome Luke Goode! https://247sports.com/college/basketball/recruiting/Article/Illinois-Fighting-Illini-basketball-recruiting-Luke-Goode-Brad-Underwood-commitment-146179526/
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (March 2020)

    It was mentioned a bit ago (I think by Indy Illini) that Jordan Nesbitt was planning on visiting but did not have an offer yet. It looks like he received an offer yesterday...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (January 2020)

    In other recruiting news, a couple of Illini targets are on this list of Ten Midwest prospects who have improved their stock (the article also mentions Ahamad Bynum)...
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    IIRC, it was this guy: https://247sports.com/player/jakai-clark-46044466/ Between that decommitment and the Jeff Thomas trolling, I have had my fill of Manny Diaz. It would (will?) be nice to stick it to him this time around.
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    Illinois 120, Hampton 71 POSTGAME

    I didn’t like how they closed out that game, they had better be careful preparing for Lindenwood. 😛