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    Pregame: Illinois vs Rutgers, Friday, December 3rd, 6:00pm CT, ESPN2

    I believe that during the last game he called, Hummel mentioned that his grandparents live(d) in Urbana and that he knew the area well because of that. I think it was after a long 3 and a "he shot that from Urbana" comment.
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    11/29 Polls - Illinois unranked in AP Poll

    This certainly explains your prior post.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

    You're just too old to have realized that the Archer references are more or less also Kenny Loggins references. https://www.indiewire.com/2014/03/archer-gets-its-man-kenny-loggins-talks-about-flying-into-the-danger-zone-on-fxs-animated-comedy-29430/amp/
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    Illinois 72, Kansas State 64 Postgame

    Beats losing. I don't harbor any ill will towards Bruce (and I also liked his hair), but I have to admit I'm a little disappointed that Mark Smith didn't have his nose bloodied somehow.
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    Pregame: Illinois vs Kansas State, Tuesday, November 23rd, 6:00pm CT, ESPNews

    I don't disagree with your overall premise, but the total lack of any remaining 2018 players is somewhat mitigated by the continued presence of Trent and Da'Monte which obviously wouldn't be the case under normal circumstances. To your final point, I hope that the super seniors don't hamper the...
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    Pregame: Illinois vs Kansas State, Tuesday, November 23rd, 6:00pm CT, ESPNews

    Sorely tempted to drive to Indiana so I can bet the beach house on K-State tomorrow.
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    Game Thread: Illinois at Minnesota

    I'd hate to throw the ball on 2nd and 25 - too risky. Better to run it a yard instead.
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    Illinois 20, Penn State 18 9OT Postgame

    And with every subsequent loss, we ruin their year even more!
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

    If there's anyone who makes calm, sensible, even-keeled, well-planned decisions, it's Kanye.
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    Pregame: Illinois vs Charlotte, Saturday, October 2nd, 11:00am CT, BTN

    Strongly disagree. The QB that was held in check was on the bench. We got lucky and forced a couple of turnovers on back to back drives after the new QB did whatever he wanted to get down the field. It took one or two easy plays for Purdue to get the ball right back to where we would have...
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    Purdue 13, Illinois 9 Postgame

    2 down, 98 to go.