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Kendall Gill on Past, Present and Future Illini Basketball

Everyone here knows Kendall Cedric Gill, retired NBA player, now professional boxer and analyst for Comcast Sports Net and the Big Ten Network. The ex-Chicago Bulls player and current Bulls expert for CSN starred at suburban Rich Central before taking his talents to Champaign-Urbana for the “Flyin’ Illini” of the late 80s, earning a Final... Read more »

Kendall Gill Extremely High on Illini Prospects

Everyone here knows Kendall Cedric Gill, retired NBA player, now professional boxer and analyst for Comcast Sports Net and the Big Ten Network. The ex-Chicago Bulls player and current Bulls expert for CSN starred at suburban Rich South before taking his talents to Champaign-Urbana for the “Flyin’ Illini” of the late 80s, earning a Final... Read more »

Michigan vs. Illinois: Brutally Honest Game Preview

Guess who leads the Big Ten in rushing the past five years? Surprisingly, it’s not Ohio State or Penn State. During the Zook era (since 2005), it’s actually Illinois. Illini: 196.1 yards per game. Wisconsin Badgers: 192.7 ypg in the five year span. That’s right, you just read something good about Illini head coach Ron... Read more »
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Illinois-Purdue: Brutally Honest Game Preview

When you hear Illinois vs. Purdue, its sounds like a great Big Ten Tournament title game in Men’s basketball right? Well this Saturday the match on the gridiron, features two teams that will likely end up bowl eligible, so the winner likely gets a leg up in the bowl selection hierarchy come December. Is Illinois... Read more »

Michigan State-Illinois: Brutally Honest Game Preview

Ah there’s nothing quite like it when your alma mater takes on your MBA school. It happens every year, the conflicted feelings and ambivalence…OR NOT! When your grad school and undergrad clash, you ALWAYS go with the institution that awarded you your primary degree. And with apologies to the first Kanye West album, “you know... Read more »

Illini Hoops Media Day Notable Quotables (Videos)

Last season, the Illinois Fighting Illini were one of the most schizophrenic teams in the Big Ten, if not the nation. They beat Michigan State, a Final Four team in an emotional ESPN College Gameday event, and won at Wisconsin’s Kohl Center, where almost no one beats the Badgers. They also had Ohio State, a... Read more »
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The Brutally Honest Illinois Fighting illini Preview

I gave this interview to college football zealots.com who asked me to preview my alma mater, the University of Illinois for them. 2009 Record: 3-9 (2-6 in Big Ten) 2009 Bowl: N/A Final 2009 AP Ranking: Not Rated Head Coach: Ron Zook (21-39 at Illinois; 44-53 All-Time) Non-Conference Schedule: Missouri (9/4), Southern Illinois (9/11), Northern... Read more »

Illinois Stays Perfect Against "Directional" Illinois

For the Illinois Fighting Illini, the win was sort of like one of those guys who had a close shave and says, “Yup, yeah, I’m good, no worries. Had it under control the whooooole time.” The Illini certainly “had it under control” on Saturday with their 28-22 victory over Northern Illinois in front of 50,000-plus... Read more »

Illini QB Nathan Scheelhaase: Early Season Progress Report

Illinois Fighting Illini starting QB Nathan Scheelhaase was asked all the typical scouting report questions at Illini Media Day; but only now, after seeing him in action for two games, do we have a better appreciation of his responses to those queries. “Definitely have to say that speed is my strength, I’m not a slow... Read more »
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Illini Take Down Salukis, Win Game They Should Have

In the end it was a win that the Illini HAD to have. Given the events of September 11th, 2010, it was far from a sure thing. Though the Illinois Fighting Illini brought home a 35-3 win Saturday night against Southern Illinois, it wasn’t like they did so with any particular panache. Still, with Minnesota... Read more »