Interesting point. Certainly a larger population within a 25-mile radius.
If Illinois had the same success that Northwestern has had over the past 14 seasons, it's a pretty safe bet that Illinois would still be outdrawing Northwestern.
This is a program in serious need of rehabilitating. I wanted to initially predict more than 4 wins for this team, but after some of the excellent breakdown of the schedule and opponents performed on this site, while I still hope for better Robert's 4-8 seemed and still seems totally rational.
Am I also the only one who was surprised to see UTSA "Upsets" Illini all over the press? If Illinois hadn't "upset" Nebraska, would those headlines have still been there?