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My Challenge for Illini Nation

Posted to Fighting IlliniI’ve got a lot of pent up anger right now, so brace yourself. I’m about to go on a rant. It’s no secret that Illinois football has struggled in recent years. Six wins in two years is bad, really bad. The Fighting Illini aren’t a part of the superpower that is SEC football either. But that’s no excuse for the dismal amount of students at home football...
Via Sports Mockery
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Package Deal Becoming a Reality?

Posted to Fighting Illini RecruitingThe thought of Elijah Thomas and Jawun Evans playing together in an Illinois uniform has been a largely inconceivable thought for Fighting Illini fans, but could it be a reality? “It’s on our mind.” – Jawun Evans to   “Coach Groce and Coach Jamall [Walker] are recruiting me pretty hard, me and Jawun.” – Elijah Thomas   ...
Via Sports Mockery
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Impact of ‘Patrick Ewing’ on Jalen Brunson’s Recruitment

Posted to Fighting Illini RecruitingIf you don’t know what I mean by ‘Patrick Ewing’, it’s a reference to Jalen Brunson’s father, Rick. Rick tried to use the an alias to gain access to a masseuse that he had been barred from seeing. You can read the full story HERE. Obviously Rick is innocent until proven guilty, but if the allegations are true I feel awful for both the...
Via Sports Mockery
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Another Day, Another Wide Receiver Joins The Fighting Illini

Posted to Fighting Illini RecruitingOn Saturday, A.D. Miller committed to Illinois. On Sunday, it was Sam Mays turn. Both players are tall, three star wide receivers from Texas. Mays’ measurements read 6′ 3.5″ and 181 pounds. Mays committed to the Fighting Illini over BYU, Fresno State, Houston, Louisiana Tech, Memphis, and North Texas. He is the 12th player in the Class of...
Via Sports Mockery
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Fighting Illini Football Adds Three Star WR

Posted to Fighting IlliniAD Miller has committed to the University of Illinois! He is the 11th player to join Illinois’ offensive loaded class of 2015. “He had an offer from Michigan. An offer from Ohio State. An offer from Notre Dame. An offer from Miami. And he picked Illinois. AD Miller for prez.” -@ALionEye Miller is a huge addition for the Fighting Illini who missed on...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Illinois’ Aaron Cosby looking to step forward after sitting out last season as a transfer

The 2013-14 season didn’t provide the results the Illinois Fighting Illini hoped for, with John Groce’s team landing in the Postseason NIT and finishing the year with a 20-15 record. Illinois will return all five starters from that team, led by guards Rayvonte Rice (15.9 ppg, 6.0 rpg) and Tracy Abrams (10.7, 3.5, 3.2 apg), and one of the positives from last season was the amount...
Via Pro Sports Daily
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Know the Badgers foe: Illinois

The day of reckoning is fast approaching, and Illinois football coach Tim Beckman is likely running out of time. With a 6-18 overall record, including 1-15 in the Big Ten over the past two seasons, Beckman is desperately in need of a positive turnaround -- however small -- to keep the angry fans from running him out of town. If he's looking for a place to start, improving defense...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

PHOTOS: pictures of new Illinois Fighting Illini uniforms leaked

The Illinois Fighting Illini will debut their new uniforms at a special event tomorrow night on the UI campus.  Illinois Fighting Illini student-athletes employees (according to a recent local NLRB ruling) from football, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, volleyball, soccer and baseball will model several of the new uniforms. You can watch the show on live stream at the...
Via The Sports Bank
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Illinois Fighting Illini debuting new uniforms, possible new logo?

The Illinois Fighting Illini will debut an updated brand identity at a special event on Wednesday, April 16, starting at 7 pm at the Krannert Center for Performing Arts on the UI campus. For those of you who didn’t go to business school, “brand identity” translates into logo, colors, trademark etc. Will there be a new logo? We’ll probably have to wait until the 16th to find...
Via The Sports Bank
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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