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Illinois Basketball Hype Video Will Give You Chills

“Why can’t we become the standard of excellence? Why can’t we do that consistently? And the answer was… we can.” – John Groce Illinois basketball’s new hype video will give you chills, make you cry, or likely both. The video had one former Fighting Illini player wanting to suit up once again. THAT VIDEO GOT ME FEELING SOME TYPE OF WAY — Brandon Paul (@BP3) October...
Via Sports Mockery
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Where Are They Today? The 2005 Fighting Illini

The 2014-2015 college basketball season is less than three weeks away from tipping off, but before becoming absorbed in the new season, it’s time to check up on the whereabouts of some Illini legends: The 2005 Fighting Illini.  Deron Williams In terms of a basketball career, Deron Williams has been far and away the most successful member of the 2005 Fighting Illini team. Williams...
Via Sports Mockery
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Word On The Street: All on Eyes on Elijah Thomas

Four days. That’s how long until Elijah Thomas makes his college decision. We bring to you today, a special edition of Word On The Street, devoted exclusively to breaking down the latest rumors surrounding Elijah Thomas’ upcoming decision. Admon Gilder to Texas A&M On Thursday, 2015 shooting guard Admon Gilder surprised a lot of people when he chose Texas A&M over Oklahoma...
Via Sports Mockery
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Illinois Unveils "Gray Ghost" Uniforms for Oct. 25 Game Against Minnesota

Illinois has a new uniform design for 2014, but the Fighting Illini have unveiled a special look for the Oct. 25 game against Minnesota.The “...
Via Athlon Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Illinois To Debut ‘Gray Ghost’ Uniforms During Homecoming Game (Photos)

Illinois will honor arguably the best college football player of all time when it takes the field during Homecoming. The Fighting Illini will debut their “Gray Ghost” uniforms to represent Harold “Red” Grange, who earned the nickname “The Galloping Ghost” during his tenure at Illinois. This is the 90th anniversary of his historic Homecoming performance against Michigan...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Illinois Fighting Illini to debut Gray Ghost uniforms on Oct. 25

The Illinois Fighting Illini will be breaking out new uniforms on October 25 for their homecoming game against Minnesota. The Fighting Illini will be debuting the Gray Ghost unis, which will honor former player Harold “Red” Grange, the Galloping Ghost. More Gray Ghost uniform detail. #Illini pic.twitter.com/EhXbBV4ovl — Illinois Football (@IlliniFootball) October 14, 2014 Grange...
Via Total Sports Live
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Illinois Unveils “Gray Ghost” Uniforms In Honor Of Red Grange

In honor of legendary Illinois running back Red Grange, known as the Galloping Ghost, the Fighting Illini unveiled this new “Gray Ghost” uniform. Certainly unconventional to sport a jersey without one of the school’s primary colors, but it does look pretty good. [@PhilHecken] [@IlliniAthletics] [@IlliniFootball] The post Illinois Unveils “Gray Ghost” Uniforms In Honor Of...
Via Diehardsport
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Fighting Illini to Debut “Gray Ghost” Uniform for Homecoming

Illinois Football was in the news once again, but this time it wasn’t for wins, losses, or DUI’s. This time it was for the release of a new alternate uniform: The Gray Ghost uniform. Illinois’ rebranded uniforms all have the traditional “Red Grange Striping” but now Nike has taken it a step further. The Gray Ghost uniform appears to be gray, white, and blue, with the prominent...
Via Sports Mockery
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Illinois Football Teases A ‘Gray Ghost’ Uniform That Will Debut Oct. 25

Illinois football has a bye this weekend, but the Fighting Illini are already starting to attempt to get people excited about their Oct. 25 contest against Minnesota.  This afternoon, Illinois football’s Twitter account tweeted out a photo of a “Gray Host” uniform that the Illini will wear against the Golden Gophers.  Check it out:  Debuting Oct. 25. #Illini Gray Ghost...
Via College Spun
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Inside the Block I Road Trip to Wisconsin

At 4:50 AM, Illinois football’s most devoted fans departed from Champaign on a road trip to Madison, Wisconsin for a game that wound up surprisingly close in the fourth quarter. On the Road We arrived at Huff Hall at 4:00 AM to start signing in and load the buses. Some of us tossed a football around on the sidewalks outside Huff. It’s not too often you see the streets of Chambana...
Via Sports Mockery
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Aaron Bailey: told you back in July Illini MUST play him

For the Illinois Fighting Illini, the future is now, and Aaron Bailey needs to get on the field to be a part of it.  The year to redshirt Aaron Bailey was last year; not this year. He burnt his shirt for 2014? So what! Don’t complain about that. Illinois needs him to start playing a significant role; and now. Reilly O’Toole is to Big Ten quarterbacking what Christian Ponder...
Via The Sports Bank
10 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Post-Summer Player Rankings Countdown: 40 – Jalen Coleman-Lands

40. Jalen COLEMAN Height: 6’-3” 1/2 Weight: 170 Position: SG Wingspan: 6’-4” High School (State): La Lumiere School (IN) Club Team (Affiliation): All Ohio Red (Nike) Commitment: Illinois Fighting Illini Breakdown: Head coach John Groce has ensured Illinois doesn’t have a shortage of backcourt prospects during his tenure at the program, and the Illinois addition ...
Via Hoopniks
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Illinois Fighting Illini at Wisconsin Badgers: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

Two Big Ten schools will face off against one another on Saturday when the Illinois Fighting Illini travel to take on the Wisconsin Badgers. Both Illinois (3-3) and Wisconsin (3-2) enter this contest unranked but seeking their fourth win of the season. Wisconsin’s quarterback situation is also worth watching in this one as the team was unsure as to whether it would be Joel Stave...
Via Tireball.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Opposition Research: Scouting the Illinois offense

Yesterday we gave you the inside scoop on the numbers and performance for the Illinois defense. Today, the one part of the Illini team that seems to be working gets a look-see, the offensive side of the ball. However, these numbers come with a big caveat, as starting quarterback Wes Lunt is out for this game and a few more weeks. That puts a big monkey wrench in the plans of offensive...
Via Madtown Badgers
11 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-2015 ITH season preview: Illinois Fighting Illini

With the start of college basketball season on the horizon, we’ll be taking a long look at the conference at large as well as Indiana’s roster over the next month. Today, we continue our look at the Big Ten with the Illinois Fighting Illini. As John Groce enters year three in Champaign, an intriguing mix […] The post 2014-2015 ITH season preview: Illinois Fighting Illini appeared...
Via Inside the Hall
25 days ago  |  Discuss
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