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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

    After watching these clips he would look to be a 5* with one and done potentail. The fact that he was viewed this year from Drew and Baylor as a developmental player makes me wonder if there is an issue with work ethic, attitude, coachability, or some other factor…? Just wondering what...
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    Illinois 72, Kansas State 64 Postgame

    This team as it currently sits is made up of mostly guys that have never played together, or played meaningful minutes together, prior to this season. Hawkins, Hutch, Payne, Plummer, Lieb, and the three freshman all new to the rotation minus meaningless minutes prior to this season. It will...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

    Quick review…. UI loses to MU Monday at 8 pm. Illini Nation melts and BU can’t coach, Belo sucks, the team sucks, and Illinois will be lucky to be a tourney team….. Wednesday at noon (40 hours later) one of the best HS hoopsters in the country commits to UI. Apparently Ty believes BU CAN coach...
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    Marquette 67, Illinois 66 Postgame

    A guy had too much beer after the game….ran his mouth like an a-hole. Nothing bad happened. But when he woke up this morning, he kept running his mouth like an a-hole when he was sober. Guessing that means he is simply an a-hole. So many on this board were all jacked up last night ripping Belo...
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    Marquette 67, Illinois 66 Postgame

    There are 352 other D1 teams, and accompanying fans, that will gladly take him.
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    Marquette 67, Illinois 66 Postgame

    Anyone else want to vent re Curbelo tonight. Good gracious…we all saw it. Now have an actual take that requires thought and not emotion. On a side note, it wasn’t a kick… the rule. I order to call a kick it must be intentional. Trent spun when he dribbled and it inadvertently was run...
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    Game Thread: Illinois at Marquette

    Today at 4:09 PM pruman91 Paducah, Ky Maybe you all will start believing in the celestial miracle dust......I gave it to him last night and told him to sprinkle half on his back and tailbone then and sprinkle the rest about one hour before taking the court today......... Pruman91, Illinois...
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    Illinois 92, Arkansas State 53 Postgame

    INI !!!!! All the “OMG…without Belo and Trent” …. such concern. I’m right there with you sacraig…. We are DEEP and TALENTED 1- 10. That leaves out 3 very skilled freshman, and I believe at least Goode will get tick in meaningful games. RJ and Podz will come along …. they’re freshman and their...
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    Pregame: Illinois vs Arkansas State, Friday, November 12th, 8:00pm CT, B1G+

    Nothing personal taken….I love the board, takes, and info. I bleed O&B….always will. Should I meet a fellow loyalty board member in any bar - drinks on me and man hugs will abound.
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    Pregame: Illinois vs Arkansas State, Friday, November 12th, 8:00pm CT, B1G+

    Fair. I lived in CU for 10 years post graduation (85). Been an avid fan for over 40 years. Not on this board for long, but I do understand high major FB and BB fans mentality. That said, regardless of fact, circumstance, rankings, athleticism, coaching, home crowd, etc, there are always...
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    Pregame: Illinois vs Arkansas State, Friday, November 12th, 8:00pm CT, B1G+

    I’m astonished how quickly Illini nation panics. Yes, we have 4 impact players currently out. However, my guess is that every other player on our roster is rated well above the players on the ASU roster. Brad and Co. will implement a game plan that likely will result in an Illini +15 point...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

    I had no idea there were people that didn’t read every post….????? Seriously????? Perhaps my wife is correct regarding what she calls both my obsession and an addiction. Huh….
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    Pregame: Illinois vs Jackson State, Tuesday, November 9th, 7:00pm CT, BTN

    Illini nation should be thrilled with CH getting the start and/or the additional minutes that will accompany the start. BU and staff want the next man up to be the be one that earned the spot. Simply put, it means at the start of his sophomore season, CH has indeed made a huge jump. He came in...
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    Kofi Cockburn to miss first 3 games of season

    Whether you like or dislike DV for his on air presence, he is a class act. He brought a level of excitement and passion to CBB that had been missing. He was close with Coach Henson and a big fan of Illinois basketball. This shirt was from 88/89….“The Flyin’ Illini Baby!!!!” as DV would say. The...
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    Illini Basketball 2021-2022

    If I were a CU attorney, I would be contacting Kofi’s team/representatives and work a NIL deal…. My firm will represent you in fighting the ruling from the NCAA, and provide you with pro bono representation for all other legal matters, and we ask that you simply provide our firm with a few...