The 90 Illini - 80 ~ 76

It's crazy that it's June 15th and we still have no resolution to the transfer quarterback issue, right? I mean, maybe we do have a resolution - we're not getting a transfer quarterback - but here I am, counting down, not knowing if I'm supposed to be

Looks Like University Of Illinois - Quinton McCoy

Let's paint the picture here. It is 8:30 pm. Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals is going on. I am not watching. I'm writing this post. I'm following the score, and I know when the Blues score because my neighbors make a whole lot of noise, but I am not

Looks Like University Of Illinois - Benjamin Bosmans-Verdonk

Anyone remember Global Campus? The short-lived initiative in 2007 to expand the University of Illinois online? The school gave up on the thing by 2009, so it only lasted two years. But Brad Underwood is apparently bringing it back. Illinois coaches


I'm gonna get a little rant-y. Any time I feel this rant-y I give myself 24 hours to see if it goes away, but it's still there. I don't think I can write the Benjamin Bosmans-Verdonk (that's a real name) LLUOI post until I get this rant out of my head

Fighting Illini Upcoming Schedule

The 90 Illini - 85 ~ 81

See, I told you this was difficult. Here we are, in the 80's, and now a guy I had #14 on the list is told he won't receive a waiver from the NCAA and will have to sit out the season and play in 2020. So now I have a spot in the teens that is vacant.


2018/19 was definitely the school year where I paid attention to more non-big-two sports than any other year. And I'm not just talking about the volleyball run. I think I know more about this softball team than any of the past 10 teams. Perhaps it's

The 90 Illini - 90 ~ 86

This gets harder every year. I've done this for... 11 years now? (Nope - 10. There was that one year where I didn't do it.) 90 days before the season, I start the countdown of the 90 most-important Illini players for the upcoming season. This year, 90

Looks Like University Of Illinois - Dalevon Campbell

I can honestly say that we've never done this before. On May 30th, we sign a basketball recruit for the upcoming season. Then, on May 31st, we sign a football recruit for the upcoming season. These players are due to move into their dorm rooms next

Tourney Time

I feel like Cousin Eddie watching the tweet below as the 2019 NCAA tournament berth is added to the outfield wall at Illinois Field - "Ain't she a beaut Clark?" And unlike Cousin Eddie's mobile home, that addition won't be going with him at the end of


I've pretty much decided that my fandom will fluctuate until the day I die. "Fandom" meaning "percentage of time I spend on each of my teams". In college, it was all Illini. After college, I went through a professional phase. Now, it's almost all college

Southern Hospitality

Maybe you've travelled down South in these United States. It's obviously a different lifestyle, different culture, etc.

Those differences apply to baseball as well. While football may be King down in SEC territory, baseball isn't that far from the


I think this is post number nine in May. My record (for fewest posts during this month where I unplug my brain from Illini athletics as best I can) is 11 I think. So I don't think I'll break the record. I think I'll just do a slapdash post to rid my

Our Guys

Nobody understands our experience. We cheer for a team that doesn't win, and because we don't win, we're a little different. There aren't wins to cheer for, or bowl games, so we're left to cheer for the players. They're wearing orange and blue, so

Pick My Post - GOLF

I kind of wanted to answer this question on Tuesday night. But I knew if I wrote "Illini golf - dominating dominance" on Tuesday and then they went out and shot +14 on Wednesday, my post would be blamed for the collapse. So I waited until now to write

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