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Illini Fire Ron Zook; Athletic Director Mike Thomas Addresses Media

Illini Fire Ron Zook; Athletic Director Mike Thomas Addresses Media
You look at the pic above and think “what does a celebration from the Illinois Fighting Illini  college basketball team have to do with this?” The long overdue firing of the school’s college football coach Ron Zook. Well, it’s much easier to find pics of “Illini celebration” in hoops. (which says something about why the... Read more »

Which Coordinator Replaces Ron Zook at Illinois? Petrino or Koenning?

Which Coordinator Replaces Ron Zook at Illinois? Petrino or Koenning?
In 2009, a very underachieving Illini football team finished 3-9. Picked as high as third by some Big Ten and college football pundits, the horrible record was nothing short of a catastrophe for the resume of Ron Zook and the Illinois program. Or so I thought. Logic dictated then Illinois Athletic Director Ron Guenther can... Read more »

Methods for Increasing Your Sports Blog's Search Rank, and Traffic!

Methods for Increasing Your Sports Blog's Search Rank, and Traffic!
In order to be the best you have to first learn from the best. Especially today, as the media landscape changes at light speed. This past week I had a chance to attend a business conference where I got to learn from the very best. Boston Celtics Interactive Media Director Peter Stringer made the statement... Read more »
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Erin Andrews Q&A Creates Funniest LSU Press Conference Ever

So what happens when you mix in Erin Andrews, the Mad Hatter of LSU Les Miles, and an 86 year old college football reporter who asks questions that make him seem like the perfect Cialis pitchman? Ted Castillo, senior citizen and LSU afficianado,  worked for The Advocate from 1948-91, and put in a few years... Read more »

Reflecting on the ESPN College Gameday, Media Circus

There was something surreal Friday about watching the lead story on the ESPN sports shouting shows (I’d refer to them as sports talk shows, but they’re actually just SHOUTING MATCHES)  from the very exact location where the lead story originates. I’m speaking of course, about the Wrigleyville Classic, “Wallgate” and the afternoon hours I spent... Read more »

Erin Andrews Discusses Awesomeness of Chicago (Video Interview)

By now you’ve heard all about the whole end zone problem and decision to have both teams use the same end zone. The college football game being played between the Northwestern Wildcats and the Illinois Fighting Illini will now be unique, one for the history books even. The Gameday personalities, including Erin Andrews, were nice... Read more »
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Wrigleyville Classic will Use only One End Zone, Really!

According to ESPN Chicago, and ESPN 1000, they’ll only be using one end zone tomorrow at the Wrigleyville Classic, the game between Illinois and Northwestern at Wrigley Field. This is due to space constraints and safety concerns. This in-state Big Ten rivalry game, the quirkiest game in all of college football just became quirkier, and... Read more »

Wrigleyville Classic Illinois-Northwestern: Brutally Honest Game Preview

It will certainly will be a bowl game type environment when the Northwestern Wildcats host the Illinois Fighting Illini, their bitter instate rival, in the Allstate Wrigleyville Classic at Wrigley Field. The Friendly Confines, home of Major League Baseball’s Chicago Cubs, last hosted a football game on Dec. 13, 1970. Kickoff is set for 2:35... Read more »

Illinois-Northwestern at Wrigley Field: Bowl Game Atmosphere

A bowl game in Chicago? Well, it certainly will be a bowl game type environment when the Northwestern Wildcats host the Illinois Fighting Illini, their bitter instate rival, in the Allstate Wrigleyville Classic at Wrigley Field. The Friendly Confines, home of Major League Baseball’s Chicago Cubs, last hosted a football game on Dec. 13, 1970.... Read more »
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Erin Andrews Coming to Chicago's Wrigleyville Classic

notice the "Persa for Heisman" sign in the background
I heard a rumor last night. Then this morning, I saw this published on the blog of our good friend and Chicago Now brother Spread Far the Fame (also the creator of that lovely graphic above) ESPN’s College Gameday will be coming to our city for the Northwestern vs. Ill-ANNOY game at Wrigley this Saturday.... Read more »
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