Illinois Football Social Media Day sees Narrow Victory over SIU

Today, Illinois football ended their nine game losing streak. And they did it on Social Media Day at Memorial Stadium. Well, they just barely survived: winning 42-34 over the SIU Salukis in a game that went down to the wire. Unfortunately for Illinois football, who reside in the Big Ten, a BCS power conference, just escaping versus a FCS squad, and a middle of the road one and that, doesn’t cut it.

Illini Coach Tim Beckman was on the hot seat entering this game. It’s surface of the planet Venus now; after outgaining a FCS opponent at home by just 57 yards and winning by a slim margin. (More on what went down on the field and what it means for Illinois football here)

Let's get to the tweets today (saving my own for the bottom)



I'm with Herb Lawrence of 670 The Score about Bolingbrook product and super freshman Aaron Bailey. Let's see him more. This from Dave Wischnowsky of CBS Chicago encapsulates how many Illinois football fans feel:



A couple of good ones from WLS-TV, ABC 7's Rafer Weigel


The Frustrated Fan has a Twitter bio you need to read. And the best avatar around. Period. Take a closer look, it's Homer Simpson wearing XFL gear.



Finally, the closest that I myself came to being insightful, interesting or witty this morning. Didn't say I was; this was just the closest I came.




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