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Illini Need to Resolve Conference Season Road Issues- Tonight!

It would help if the Illinois basketball senior class started living up to their potential, but it was a sophomore, Brandon Paul, who gave the media a soundbite Illini Nation would like to hear. “It’s tough, we keep talking about the same thing, and people get mad, people talk about it, but actions speak louder... Read more »

Will the 2010-11 Illini, Especially the Seniors, ever Learn?

“We have had people talk to them, and we did everything except electric shock [therapy] to get them going,  Illini coach Bruce Weber said about his college basketball team. “They have to jolt themselves from the inside. We have to be determined and not let a team, especially on the road, jump on us.” Weber... Read more »

The Depths of Demetri McCamey's (And the Illini) Slump

He was having an All-American second team, All-Big Ten first team type season. At least up until his unhappy visit to Happy Valley. Illini senior point guard Demetri McCamey went (a then uncharacteristic) sub-50% from the field, and committed five turnovers to match his five assists. The Illini lost to Penn State, and the McCamey/Illinois... Read more »
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Northwestern Closes Out Illinois; Illini Road Woes Continue

In the second battle between Chicago’s two Big Ten college basketball teams, the outcome was drastically different from the first. Just how much of a disparity? It would be like comparing the body composition of Illini Center Mike Tisdale (7-1, very svelte) to that of Jersey Shore star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi (4-8, very squished). In... Read more »

Big Ten Basketball Media Day: Coaches Quote Highlights

Many college basketball experts believe the Big Ten will be the best conference in the nation this year. And on paper, it certainly looks that way, as they have a first team all conference squad of players who have ruled the Big Ten since they were sophomores. Now they have reached their prime. And when... 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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