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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 »

Illini Tourney Win is Nice, but Beating #1 Seed Kansas would be Historical

The #1 seeded Kansas Jayhawks, led by the Morris twins, will give Illinois a tremdendous challenge. The Illini have only beaten one higher seed in program history- 2004; and it was just a #5 over a #4, the Cincinnati Bearcats. The old MTV reality show “The Newlyweds,” captured this moment as Nick Lachey was a... Read more »
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