In his interview with Jeremy Werner, Loren Tate said Lou Henson would often give him inside information, but require that he “confirm it” with a secondary source before publishing it. I suspect there are similar arrangements among the current staff and segments of the reporting community.Agreed and well put. The Insiders on this page are why I joined. But I dont believe them to be infallible. These are barely adults we are talking about.
Also, one other thing, not sure why people call out and attempt to denigrate Piper/Werner and Illininquirer. If you go to their site for inside info to be posted, you are going for the wrong reasons. This was actually pointed out by one of the insiders here recently that just because those guys dont put out “inside info”, it doesnt mean they dont know. They get paid to report and they use sources to do it. If they broke the news, they could lose sources. The insiders here are literally anonymous, they dont have to worry about sources finding out they leaked something and it getting back to the sources like the writers at Illininquirer and then potentially losing that inside source. As pointed out by the insiders here, there is a reason Piper and Werner have in depth pieces ready to go when the news breaks. They wouldnt have it if they didnt know.
So, come here for the insiders to provide hope and go to Illininquirer for the analysis. Thats what I do. And I enjoy the reporting the guys at Illininquirer put together. I think they do a fantastic job.
Why cant that site and this site be different but both be equally great?