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    Chester Frazier joins Illinois coaching staff

    This is for anyone not real familiar with Chester. Pretty well dogged by a lot of fans first 3 years. Senior season led one of Illinois's grittiest teams to a 24-10, 11-7 season, 5 seed. Nice team but had no business being this good except for Chester and Trent Meacham. One of my all time...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (September 2020)

    I suppose all kids are different in regards to viewing message boards, but do you think Jones might be a little alarmed that, while we have been obsessing over him (pretty much), depaul now has 2 posts about him committing. John Thompson's death has 8 in about the same time frame. Rabid fan...
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    Illini Basketball 2020-2021

    It should be noted that Kendall Gill missed 12 games that season with a foot injury. According to sports reference, he was a 45% 3 point shooter, 61% efg for the year. Might have skewed some of the numbers that favor the 04-05 team.
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    All of this angst about Illinois kids on our team seems pretty weird to me, considering that we have over 30 kids from Illinois on the roster. I get that it seems we don't offer/get the kids we'd like to get, but having about a third of the roster from the state suggests that we aren't ignoring...
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    2020 NBA Draft

    For those of you who still fret about Kofe (that's for those of you who still insist on Georgi) leaving, I just can't see it. As has been noted, he isn't polished enough at his position, and the NBA has moved away from a 5 who has no other game. He's coming back.
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    Ohio State 71, Illinois 63 POSTGAME

    At the beginning of the Big Ten season, I had a hard time finding 8 wins. If, before the Md game you told me we would be shooting 30% or less from 3 for the season, I'm not sure I could have found 5 wins for the year, let alone be in the title race in the last week of the season.
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    Pregame: Illinois at Ohio State, Thursday, March 5th, 6:00pm CT, ESPN

    absolutely believe that weighing early season and recent results is a real flaw in the rankings. It would be really interesting to see how our respective NET rankings would look {tOSU - 16, Ill - 36} if the Villanova and Kentucky wins, and Mizzoo and Miami loses were eliminated from the formula.
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    Illinois Loyalty Location Census

    Live near Columbus OH, grew up Chicago south side, in South Shore (hey, Southside!)
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    Coaching Discussion/Carousel

    Believe it or not, Tosu fans are already questioning him with the current losing streak. Generally concede he's a pretty decent coach, but can't recruit. Not sure if he's going to be the right guy.
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    Illinois 79, Michigan State 74 POSTGAME

    I'm with LeinieGuy. I like Dakich if for no other reason than the bolded. My last experience with organized bball was with the Lights at Leo in the 60's (remember the Lights and Heavies in the Chicago Catholic League old timers?). So when Dakich, and Robbie Hummel and Shon Morris, explain what...
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    Illini Bars

    Wow. Four pages in and no mention of Stan's? Couple doors down from Kam's. Frat rat bar pretty much, but I spent a good bit of time and money there.
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    Penn State 63, Illinois 24 POSTGAME

    Offensively, App State is very similar to us in class makeup, mostly sophomores. But I think our offense is coming along. The difference is the defense. App State starts 5 seniors and 5 juniors. Big difference there, I think.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (April 2018)

    Also, could be that a lot of programs just, as a rule, aren't interested in JUCO players, so they don't even bother.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (March 2018)

    I've always found it more than curious that, immediately upon THT weeping as he announced for ISU, that Mike the elevator was gone. Has anyone ever seen Mike and THT in the same room together? Hmmmm, makes you wonder.
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    FBI College Basketball Corruption Investigation

    Not trying to defend Izzo here, but if you are okay with this premise, then you are okay with the idea that we will be looking for a new head coach (Lamont Evans?). Several have said here that the head coach knows what's going on in his program regarding recruiting. I think it's very plausible...