A Lion Eye


Craig Has The Scout – Northwestern

Before we get started, this is my public thank-you to Craig for this series in 2014. No offense to Tyler or Steve or Trevor or anyone, but Craig has the IlliniBoard Rookie Of The Year locked up. Have extra time this long weekend? Go back and read all 12 CHTS posts. You'll understand football 78% more. Brilliant stuff. Here's Craig on the kitties. … [Read More...]



Check The Tape – Penn State

What is wrong with the human mind/body that you can still get nervous when watching a field goal that you already know goes in? How is the brain able to convince … [Read More...]


Fighting Illini Basketball Scrimmage

Back & Forth – Brown

I knew I was going to do this to myself when setting up all these regular columns on the IB.  There's a basketball game tomorrow and Friday, a football game … [Read More...]

Featured Stories


Ball-You-Man – Indiana State

So much going on. Hoops today, hoops tomorrow, football Saturday - Sunday could either feel really good or feel... like it has since 2008. Still can't help but think that by Tuesday night, we could be waiting for our bowl destination and waiting for our … [Read More...]


We Love No Other 2.5 – Tyler C.

Tyler and I recorded this Sunday night, gleefully discussing this Illini offense and how we pitied the fools who might try to stand in its way. Then, we trailed Brown at halftime last night and I felt like this podcast might sound silly.  Then we maybe played … [Read More...]

NCAA FOOTBALL: OCT 04 Purdue at Illinois

Back & Forth – Penn State

It's so much more fun to discuss a win.  Or is it?  The LOL Bowl is now a play-in game.  Would I rather have the season over and done with than give Fitzee the chance to crush our dreams?  Yep - you're right.  Even if it would be painful, it's worth it for a … [Read More...]


Ball-You-Man – Brown

Trevor's preview of tonight's opponent - the Brown Bears. I'm late for lunch - that's the only intro I've got. … [Read More...]


Back & Forth – Austin Peay

You know what's fun? Back & forthing with Tyler about back to back 100 point games and back & forthing with Steve about a win over Penn State. I keep checking my phone for new emails. Let's run with basketball tonight and then football tomorrow. Here's my … [Read More...]

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You forget. You forget the why. You're fully aware of the who and the what, you can schedule the when and the where, but every now and then, you need a game like this to remember the why. When Reisner's field goal went through, and the seniors gathered to … [Read More...]

Fighting Illini v. Miami-OH

Player Interviews – Penn State

I tried to get to as many seniors as I could. I ended up getting four of them - Alex Hill, Michael Heitz, Davontay Kwaaning, and Reilly O'Toole. And I talked to Darius Mosely as well. And, of course, FEJ! … [Read More...]

Fighting Illini v. Miami-OH

From The Field

When we missed the field goal and needed a three-and-out and a miracle, I headed down to the field. Then I pressed record. Then the assistant AD came up and introduced himself so I thought I couldn't use the recording. Then Reisner hit the field goal and a … [Read More...]


SOC – Penn State

It's always odd to see the permalink name assigned to each post. If I've used a title before, it will automatically add a number. This here is soc-penn-state-5. Which means I've not SOC'd Penn State five times. It actually might be six, since the first … [Read More...]



When Kendrick Nunn tweeted the hashtag #bombsquad back in September (on the day when Jalen Coleman-Lands picked Illinois), I decided that Bombsquad would be a pretty good team nickname next year. Take the shooters on this team and add Jordan + JCL? Bombsquad … [Read More...]

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