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    Supreme Court unanimously sides with former college players in dispute with NCAA about compensation

    I was responding to the thought that spending would have to increase a like amount for women’s sports. If that wasn’t the OP’s intent, my mistake. There IS an incredible amount of money in college athletics, but it is not unlimited. The question I’ve had for sometime and asked repeatedly is...
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    Most Hated Rival (Basketball)

    Michigan due to recency bias. Like football, Iowa is a close second.
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    Most Hated Rival (Football)

    Interesting question. We’ve been bad for so long now and mostly uncompetitive, that I haven’t felt a lot of animosity towards programs I normally would. It’s hard to get juiced up for a game against someone that’s likely to deal you a beat down. I voted for Michigan with Iowa a close second.
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    Love his size and potential. Number 14 player in Illinois. Getting these in state kids is huge for our future. Fingers crossed for Austin Brown who will be visiting this weekend.
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    Supreme Court unanimously sides with former college players in dispute with NCAA about compensation

    If that’s ultimately the rule, it’s a sad thing for women’s sports because many won’t survive. Despite everyone wanting football and basketball players to be paid, there’s not enough money to go around. According to the NCAA website there are 176,000 athletes in D1 alone. Edit: Many other...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

    I brought him up a while back and there didn’t seem to be much happening. I would assume he will be looking for a starting spot if doesn’t find a paying gig.
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    2021 NBA Draft

    I haven’t seen where Kofi got a combine invite, so I assume he did not? Too bad. I thought he did enough to earn a spot.
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    Coaching Carousel

    He’s been brought up by nearly every reporter that covers the Illini beat. Of course we all know they come here for their info. /s
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    Coaching Carousel

    I saw that number too, but it was from his playing days, not since he became a coach.
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    Name, Image, Likeness Rule

    Big, big money will be made there. The only good thing to say is we weren’t getting those guys anyway.
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    Name, Image, Likeness Rule

    I think the players are paying attention. 🙂
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    2021 NBA Draft

    Got a chuckle out of this yesterday ICYMI
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    Supreme Court unanimously sides with former college players in dispute with NCAA about compensation

    But what we think is a good idea doesn’t matter if it can’t be defended in court and clearly it cannot.
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    Supreme Court unanimously sides with former college players in dispute with NCAA about compensation

    “Kavanaugh published a concurring opinion that takes a harder line, suggesting that the NCAA's rules that restrict any type of compensation -- including direct payment for athletic accomplishments -- might no longer hold up well in future antitrust challenges.” “Judge Claudia Wilken ruled in...
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    2021 NBA Draft

    Whitman was on WDWS Saturday morning and that was not his take. I think it’s a moot point however.