Illinois Archive

The Morning After: Illinois open thread

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 ...

Bruce Weber: ‘Indiana Will Suck’

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

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

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 ...