Archive for 2011

Christmas Wish: No More Child Molesting in Sports

Christmas Wish: No More Child Molesting in Sports
Without a doubt, the news story of the year in 2011 was Penn State. Joe Paterno went from all time leader in college football victories to enabler of child rape in less than a week. Has there ever been a fall from grace this far, this fast? Has there ever been such a disgusting monster... Read more »

Will the Bulls have the NBA's Best Record Again?

Will the Bulls have the NBA's Best Record Again?
Of all the questions surrounding the Chicago Bulls this season, only one truly matters- can they get past the Miami Heat this year? Because of what happened last season (4-1 Eastern Conference Finals loss despite the Bulls having home court advantage), what could happen this year (many NBA experts predict the same outcome this year)... Read more »

2012 Chicago Bulls Face Potential Glass Ceiling

2012 Chicago Bulls Face Potential Glass Ceiling
Of all the questions surrounding the Chicago Bulls this season, only one truly matters- can they get past the Miami Heat this year? Because of what happened last season (4-1 Eastern Conference Finals loss despite the Bulls having home court advantage), what could happen this year (many NBA experts predict the same outcome this year)... Read more »
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Last Illini Loss More Impressive than Last Three Wins, Ironically

Last Illini Loss More Impressive than Last Three Wins, Ironically
If you’re an Illini basketball fan, you’ve got to feel much better about this loss: 78-74 to the #9 12-0 Missouri Tigers team than you do about the last three wins. I’ll repeat and explain because I know it’s a very odd sounding sentence. You’ve got to feel much better about this Illinois game tonight... Read more »

Illini Leading Rusher Ruled Academically Ineligible for Bowl Game

Illini Leading Rusher Ruled Academically Ineligible for Bowl Game
Illinois football announced today that senior running back Jason Ford and redshirt freshman wide receiver Jake Kumerow are academically ineligible under NCAA rules and will not participate in the 2011 Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl versus UCLA on New Year’s Eve in San Francisco. Ford is the Illini leading rusher this year with 600 yards on... Read more »

Bulls Give Reigning MVP Derrick Rose 5 Year Extension

Bulls Give Reigning MVP Derrick Rose 5 Year Extension
The Chicago Bulls know exactly where their bread is buttered. The reigning MVP Derrick Rose has agreed to a five-year contract extension with the team worth approximately $94 million. Rose on the extension: “I’ll be able to afford what I want. But not too many things excite me except winning and being around my family.”... Read more »
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Northwestern Moves to 10-1; #24 Creighton Looms

Northwestern Moves to 10-1; #24 Creighton Looms
Northwestern basketball closed out the home portion of their non conference schedule tonight with a 87-72 win over the Eastern Illinois Panthers, pushing their record to 10-1. Meaning they’re ready for their second big test of the season- at #24 Creighton. The Blue Jays, favorites to win the Missouri Valley, also have only one loss... Read more »

United Center no Longer Comfort Zone to #19 Illini

United Center no Longer Comfort Zone to #19 Illini
This used to be the Illini playground. It used to be their second home. Overall, Illinois is 32-11 all-time at the United Center, but that statistic seems disconnected from reality on a day like today when the Illini offense was so ugly it was an insult to college basketball. With the 64-48 loss to unranked... Read more »

2011-12 Illini Better Team than 2010-11 Illini

2011-12 Illini Better Team than 2010-11 Illini
It’s rather ironic when you think about it. Last year’s Illini basketball team entered the year with exceedingly high expectations; the theme was last dance for a talented senior trio. This year’s team entered with zero expectations. The theme was rebuilding and re-establishing. Yet, if it were somehow possible to get the two teams to... Read more »
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Don't Blame Tim Tebow, Blame Media for his Overexposure

Don't Blame Tim Tebow, Blame Media for his Overexposure
Without a doubt Tim Tebow is the most polarizing figure in the entire sporting world. And the main reason isn’t his overt Christian faith, which he publicly displays as if he were receiving royalties for every mention of the lord, or even anything inherent to his personality. I don’t think Tebow himself is worth hating.... Read more »