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The 90 Illini – 65 to 61

For a brief few moments, this intro just said "intro". I use this template to type out all of the 90i posts and I forgot to fill in this part. You know, I probably should have left it. More interesting than what I'm typing right now. … [Read More...]

Football

Calm

Just write. I always have to remind myself to write. I get all wrapped up in this series and that series and "I need to write about #FJND and I have to do the next … [Read More...]

Basketball

July

The first time I was truly exposed to the circus that is college basketball recruiting was July 2011, the summer before my senior year of high school. Upon arrival … [Read More...]

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The 90 Illini – 70 to 66

My wife is out of town on a girls weekend and I just binge watched 10 consecutive episodes of Better Call Saul. So the next time I say something like "sorry I don't have that post up life has been busy", don't believe me. I'm probably just addicted to the … [Read More...]

Looks Like University Of Illinois – Marc Mondesir

Two players commit on the same day - Vederian Lowe and Marc Mondesir.  I write the LLOUI post the next day for Lowe... and now I'm covering Mondesir nearly two weeks later.  When I do that, it's usually a sign of this: you'll like the post I write - … [Read More...]

Lift For Life 2016

Late June means two things every year.  Freshman Jersey Number Day (coming in two installments this weekend), and Lift For Life, the Acoustic Neuroma fundraiser put on by the football team each year.  Freshman Jersey Number Day? That's silliness. Acoustic … [Read More...]

Looks Promising, But…

We’re getting into late June, which signals a couple of developments regarding John Groce’s fifth team at Illinois. First, it’s back to business as the complete 2016-17 squad is now on campus for the first time to participate in summer workouts. But even more … [Read More...]

The 90 Illini – 75 to 71

As we get close to the 60's we start to leave the "will likely redshirt" group and begin to look at players who might make a small contribution. In other words, the days of me writing "he'll redshirt, lift, and we'll see what we have in a few years" for every … [Read More...]

Excuse-Free

Our slate of Big Ten games was released today.  Not the schedule - that's probably a month or two away - but the home & away games that will make up our 18 game Big Ten schedule.  And the theme of this offseason continues: Tracy and Big Mike get their … [Read More...]

Finke Interview Pt. 2

On Monday, June 13, I sat down with a trio of Finkes after a Champaign Central open gym session: Jeff, who played football (1987-1990) and basketball (1987) at Illinois and now is the head coach at Champaign Central; Jeff’s son Michael, a Champaign Centennial … [Read More...]

Finke Interview Pt. 1

On Monday, June 13, I sat down with a trio of Finkes after a Champaign Central open gym session: Jeff, who played football (1987-1990) and basketball (1987) at Illinois and is now the head coach at Champaign Central; Jeff’s son Michael, a Champaign Centennial … [Read More...]

The 90 Illini – 80 to 76

The 90 Illini continues with the same theme: true freshmen who will redshirt. There's always that freshman who surprises and enters the rotation his very first game, but I haven't found him yet. I'll keep looking. … [Read More...]

Looks Like University Of Illinois – Vederian Lowe

I always Jerk Store the good jokes.  24 hours after Vederian Lowe picks Illinois, "Lowe's - let's build something together" finally comes across my brain. That would have been so perfect on Sunday.  Like, tweet the photo of Lovie and the Lowe family with the … [Read More...]

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