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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 Neuroma? An important cause taken up by our team. Let's help them out.  … [Read More...]

Football

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 … [Read More...]

Basketball

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 … [Read More...]

Additional Articles

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...]

Back & Forth – Football Recruiting

Steve and I exchanged some emails this last week - mostly regarding football recruiting.  I figured I'd share.  That was the whole genesis behind B&F posts anyway.  I'm constantly emailing and texting about all things Illini - why not publish some of those … [Read More...]

Windows

Here we are on June 10, and Illinois basketball’s most coveted prizes in the class of 2017 remain uncommitted. Jeremiah Tilmon and Jordan Goodwin are the Metro-East-bred cornerstones of a potential Illini hoops turnaround, but at this point no one seems … [Read More...]

The 90 Illini – 85 to 81

I believe most of the freshmen are due on campus today. Which means we should get a roster update soon. Which means we'll probably learn of a freshman who didn't make it past admissions (or a walkon who left the team) very soon. Still, The 90 Illini march … [Read More...]

8 Wins Or Sweet 16?

I somewhat invented this statistic.  Two years ago, after five years blogging about mediocre teams, I looked up the recent Big Ten history and saw that every team had at least one 8-win football season or Sweet 16 basketball season since 2009... except … [Read More...]

Welcome Alex

Editor's note: Everyone say hi to Alex Roux. Now that his Daily Illini career is over, I've asked Alex to come on board here at IlliniBoard. He'll be focused on all things basketball, with some basketball, more basketball, and some basketball recruiting as … [Read More...]

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