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Bruce Weber sees St. Louis Cardinals as inspiration for postseason hope

Bruce Weber sees St. Louis Cardinals as inspiration for postseason hope
The St. Louis Cardinals are huge in Champaign-Urbana. They compete with primarily the Chicago Cubs, but also the White Sox to be the favorite MLB team in the community dominated by the University of Illinois campus. The Cards do come first though, and perhaps Illini coach Bruce Weber knew that when he made his appeal... Read more »

Illinois Fighting Illini Seniors: the Good, the Bad, the Painful

Today is a special treat. Today, you the Chicago Now reader, get two columns for the click of one. What follows is a one-two column combination by two authors, both UI alums and staples at Assembly Hall press row. It’s not a point-counterpoint, more like a statement essay and a necessary companion piece. With the... Read more »

Five Darkest Moments of this Illini Basketball Season

The Illinois Fighting Illini came into this year with across-the-board top 15 preseason national rankings. Yet here they are receiving no votes at all (deservedly so) in either poll for the past few weeks, under .500 in conference, and squarely on the NCAA bubble. In other words, grossly underachieving and not even remotely close to... Read more »
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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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