The 2020/21 IlliniBoard Basketball Preview
OK so we went a little crazy this year. Last year, the basketball preview was 10,008 words. This year: 25,598. Sorry not sorry.
The main reason it's so long this year (well, besides the fact that we're going to be really good): three of us wrote it. I asked Ben (the baseball guy) to write the Big Ten Preview section - an article on all 13 Big Ten opponents. He did... to the tune of nearly 12,000 words. So when Tyler and I each write around 7,000 words and Ben writes nearly 12,000 just on our opponents, well, you get 25,598 words. It's a 78-page PDF.
The cost? Same as the football preview: $10. The cost for Orange Tier or Seventeen Club subscribers? Free.
The link is at the bottom. If you're an Orange Tier or Seventeen Club subscriber and you're logged in under your account, this link will take you directly to the download page - the preview is part of your subscription. If you're not a subscriber, it will take you to the payment page where you can pay $10 to purchase it.
I'd also like to note that if you want the basketball preview, and the baseball preview this spring, and the football preview next summer, and access to the newsletter and the Slack channel and the discount in the soon-to-be-launched IlliniBoard store and access to every IlliniBoard article, you can get all of that (and not have to pay the $10 for this preview) by signing up for an Orange Tier subscription. That subscription gets you everything on that list for $60 per year. Subscriptions are available here if you want to do that instead of paying $10 for the preview.
And please note that Blue Tier subscribers can upgrade to Orange at any time, so if you're Blue Tier and want the extras, it's $30 more and then you'll have access to everything listed above including this preview. Upgrades are available by clicking the "My Account" link at the top.
As always, if something isn't working right, email me (email@example.com) or DM me on Twitter (@alioneye).
Here's the link. Enjoy.