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    Illinois 101, St. Francis (IL.) 34 Exhibition Postgame

    That kid is basketball savvy like no other ... hiding by the sideline and stealing the ball, 2 bounce half court bounce pass, over the shoulder passes, etc. I can't wait to see what he's going to do this year.
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    Illinois 20, Penn State 18 9OT Postgame

    Thanks for the flashback... What a comeback in that game. I remember watching that by myself in the living room of my sophomore year off campus house. I also remember yelling at Harvey to get down so we could run the clock out instead of scoring that last TD, and also yelling at Turner to go for...
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    Illinois 30, Nebraska 22 Postgame

    That was an AWESOME start to the Bielema era! Some thoughts: - Our special teams are waaaaaaay better than Neb (and probably most opponents) - Tackling & coverage was good (when was the last time you could say that?) - We actually looked like the better coached team (when was the last time you...
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    Illini Basketball 2021-2022

    When was the last time an active Illini player (or any Illini player for that matter) threw out the first pitch for the Cubs? This seems to be a first... and pretty good awareness by Cubs brass about Curbelo's talent!
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    Bobby Roundtree passes away at 23 years old

    RIP Bobby. I'm praying for the Roundtree family and friends.
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    Kofi Cockburn in the transfer portal

    Didn't Antigua tell Kofi to come back to Illinois like a month ago? Hopefully he listened to his former coach and puts on the O&B hat (again) tomorrow.
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    Illini Basketball 2021-2022

    BBV with some highlights in that video... We need him to become a dunkatron ala Kenny Battle if we don't get any more help in the post.
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    Kofi Cockburn in the transfer portal

    Kofi will likely make more NIL $ if he comes back to Illinois after doubling down that he's going to leave. Like how Ayo became a legend for "running it back." It is a brilliant business move by the big guy and if he stays or if he goes I wish him the best and I'm sure BU will put a fun product...
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    2020-21 Illini Men's Golf

    Brightwell and Gio in an epic battle to start the front 9... probably birdie-birdie ties for holes 1 & 2
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    Chester Frazier joins Illinois coaching staff

    Good post, and I needed to see this message today, thanks! Chester will be a great hire in the end... I remember thinking that this guy was a waste of a scholarship early on as a player and he won me over with his grit and became unbelievably important as a senior. BU hiring CF adds to the...
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    Coaching Carousel

    Is the emergence of a new college basketball league where they pay the players a bigger concern than what assistant coaches we have? https://thepcleague.com/ I'm very worried that it'll destroy NCAA hoops
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    Coaching Carousel

    Best wishes to OA! He greatly helped turn this ship around and I hope he does well at KY and gets another crack at being a head coach somewhere soon. I would love to keep him here in orange and blue, but this is what you want/expect if you're going to be a top tier program. Same to coach Chin...
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    Looking ahead to 2021-2022

    I can look like that on 8' rims too! If those are 10' and if his back is healthy though...
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    Thank You

    https://fightingillini.com/auctions/auction.aspx?id=406 $10 or https://fightingillini.com/auctions/auction.aspx?id=386 $3
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    Thank You

    This hurts so bad right now, I'm sure it's worse for the team. I was certain that this was a team of destiny, but I will be forever thankful for these young men for helping me through the pandemic and my personal issues that I've gone through this year. Great run guys! Thank you so much for...