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The Morning After: Illinois open thread

  • Eamonn Brennan 01/12/2009 8:19 am  

After the massive disappointment last week against Michigan, I didn’t expect much out of Saturday’s game at Illinois — that’s a tough place to play, and Illinois has sneakily been really good this year. Their tempo-free numbers belie a team ...

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Bruce Weber: ‘Indiana Will Suck’

  • Eamonn Brennan 06/20/2008 11:57 am  

Bruce Weber gave an oh-so-hilarious speech to a bunch of Illinois fans yesterday, and he closed with this gem: – Weber, on the Big Ten race: “The league should be wide open and we can be right in the middle ...

The Morning After: Illinois

  • Eamonn Brennan 02/08/2008 2:22 am  

Come again, Bruce? Something about fisting? As my victorious, gloating post just demonstrated, I am incredibly happy to have won tonight. At some level, it’s not about winning in a quality way, or looking good while doing it; it’s just ...

Hope for the best; brace for the slow

  • Eamonn Brennan 02/07/2008 12:50 pm  

Despite what most people will tell you, Indiana-Illinois has always been a rivalry, at least to some extent. That whole familiarity-breeds-contempt thing? I’m pretty familiar with Illinois fans; Illinois fans were pretty familiar with Bob Knight. The rivalry here is ...