A Lion Eye


Ball-You-Man – Northwestern

Editor's Note: The final FOLD week post will be late tonight or tomorrow (for the 17 of you who care). I've now been at work for 13.5 hours (on a Friday).  These are the things that happen when you take a day off to drive through snow to watch Hawkeye fans celebrate.  Here's Trevor's preview of the Kitties: … [Read More...]


NCAA FOOTBALL: SEP 06 Western Kentucky at Illinois

FOLD Week III – Centers/Guards

This right here - this is the spot where all of the medical scholarships hurt.  Medical scholarship means "player is no longer capable of playing football … [Read More...]




The temptation here is to write the "live life while you're young, kids - enjoy this time" post. I'm 42, wearing orange, sitting with Krush, acting like it's 1992 … [Read More...]

Featured Stories


Ball-You-Man – Iowa

We're going into Carver-Hawkeye with a shot to steal a big road win against a team trying to play their way into the tournament just like us. Strap on your goggles boys and girls. By the numbers The Hawkeyes are looking to hold serve at home to close out … [Read More...]

NCAA Basketball: Missouri vs Illinois

Back & Forth – Michigan State

This one hit hard.  Kind of felt like the Minnesota game in 2010.  Late February, at home, right on the bubble, win and it locks up the tourney... but we lose.  We were the First Team Out in 2010, and the way things set up this year it feels like we'll be … [Read More...]

NCAA Football: Camp Rantoul Monday Practice 2

FOLD Week II – The Tackles

Tonight - the tackles. Tomorrow - the guards. Then I head to Iowa City to drive through a snowstorm and watch us (hopefully) beat the Hawkeyes.  Then I drive home and get stuck in the snow.  Then I tweet something and some reader in the middle of nowhere … [Read More...]

NCAA FOOTBALL: SEP 06 Western Kentucky at Illinois


It's..... FOLD WEEK. FOLD stands for February Offensive Line Discussion week. About 5 years ago, I was mocked, nay, heckled on an Illini message board for starting a thread about the offensive line in February. Who could POSSIBLY want to talk about the Illini … [Read More...]


Hey Jealousy

I'm the worst at being a reporter. Just the worst. Everyone else is down in the press room right now getting quotes. I'm seated courtside... watching the MSU players celebrate and take pictures with their parents on the court. I'm the band kid staring at the … [Read More...]


Ball-You-Man – Michigan State

Five games left that determine the season. Somehow go 4-1 in those five and we're flirting with a single digit seed. Go the expected 3-2 and we're praying on selection Sunday. Anything less and we need a late BTT run to get in. Michigan State at home is the … [Read More...]

NCAA Basketball: American at Illinois

Cosby Gone

It's always odd when someone leaves.  As you know from the words I write here, I spend a lot of time thinking about future rosters.  Football depth charts, basketball rotations - I'm always looking at the present and trying to predict the future.  Then a guard … [Read More...]


Pick My Post – Richard Keene

I'm playing Pick My Post tonight.  Not sure what to write about, so I toss a Pick My Post out there on Twitter and write about one of the first responses.  I used to say "the first response" but one time someone just wrote "YOUR MOM" and that would have been … [Read More...]

NCAA FOOTBALL: SEP 06 Western Kentucky at Illinois

Football Slapdash

I have 37 minutes. I have several thoughts on several football things. Around here, we throw all of those jumbled thoughts together, try to make it appear as one coherent post, and call it "Slapdash". … [Read More...]

NCAA Basketball: Missouri vs Illinois

One Month

Editor's Note: I watched the beginning of the first half.  And then my son popped by wanting to chat about something.  I was more than happy to turn off the annual Stricker game in Madison and talk life with my son.  SO, I asked Tyler to write up a postgame … [Read More...]

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