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90i #50: Zach Grant

We've reached the top 50! Which means there are 50 days remaining until the Kent State... wait. Something's off here. Either they moved the Ken State game to September 18th, or I'm behind on my countdown by nearly two weeks. I'll let you decide which one is correct. … [Read More...]


NCAA Football: Camp Rantoul Monday Practice 1

90i #51: Tito Odenigbo

How could you not love a player who grew up an Illini fan? Who, after the Ohio State win in 2007, ran around his Ohio junior high school taunting everyone with his … [Read More...]


NCAA Basketball: American at Illinois

We’d Better

I’m fully, 100%, totally, unequivocally in “it’s time to put up or shut up” mode today. I’m working on this football preview and all I can see are junior-leapers. … [Read More...]

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90i #52: Jevaris Little

Here's the perfect example of the "see what we have in three years" recruit. Little redshirted. Little played very little his first two years. Last year he was a backup safety, playing in all 12 games. Now, as a redshirt junior with three years learning … [Read More...]

October 04, 2014: Illinois Fighting Illini place kicker David Reisner (38) attempts a 30 yard field goal during the game at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, IL.

90i #53: David Reisner

Just how many kickers can one 90i list have? The answer is four. Four kickers. #90 was a kicker and that's mostly because I wanted to put my boy Avery Bass on the list. Then we covered Chase McLaughlin, a freshman who could surprise if the upperclassmen can't … [Read More...]

NCAA Basketball: Missouri vs Illinois


How much can one fanbase take?  That's a somewhat serious question: what is the limit here?  Aren't we reaching a point where we're testing the limits of what one fanbase can be put through?  Is this one big sociology experiment?  Because it feels like an … [Read More...]

NCAA Football: Camp Rantoul Tuesday Practice 3

90i #54: Tyrin Stone-Davis

Number changes are weird. TSD was #2 last year, but then Aaron Bailey left so TSD moved to #15 and incoming freshman running back Reggie Corbin took #2. Several of the defensive linemen moved into the teens, we've doubled up on nearly every number from 1 to … [Read More...]


I Don’t Get It

The Big Ten media poll comes out: Illinois picked 6th out of seven teams in the Big Ten West. Athlon predicts 11 Big Teams in bowls, but the Illini are not included. Vegas sets the Illini over/under on wins at 3.5. I mean, I get it - we're Illinois - but I … [Read More...]


90i #55: Gabe Megginson

Ohio State. Arkansas. California. Penn State. Mississippi State. Wisconsin. Missouri. Nebraska. Miami. Michigan State. Virginia Tech. Ole Miss. And he picked Illinois. When Gabe Megginson is a first team All Big Ten lineman in a few years, everyone must … [Read More...]

NCAA Football: Camp Rantoul Monday Practice 2

90i #56: Marchie Murdock

Remember Marquis Wilkins? He had three catches in his Illinois career. Two against Minnesota, and one against Ohio State... which turned out to be deciding touchdown in our crazy upset at #1 Ohio State in 2007. Marchie Murdock is somewhat similar so far. … [Read More...]


Looks Like University Of Illinois – Griffin Palmer

Hey, I’ve seen him play! What do I remember about him? Nothing. He would have been a… sophomore when my son was a senior and their two high schools met in a conference game. So when I heard he verballed, I reached back to my memories to see if I could remember … [Read More...]


Looks Like University Of Illinois – Joshua Black

If you thought yesterday's 90i explosion was great, well, just you wait and see.  It's now time for a burst of LLUOI posts.  Five players have verballed to Illinois since I last came up for air, so I will now attempt to knock out those five posts in the next … [Read More...]

NCAA Football: Illini Orange and Blue Spring Game 2015

90i #57: BJ Bello

That's right. You're waking up this morning to ten - TEN - new 90i posts. For the first time in what seems like three months, I had a completely free day to just sit down and write. I put in 10,000 words on a football preview AND cranked out ten 90i posts. … [Read More...]

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