Should Bill Cubit Remain Illini Football Coach? (Vote Here)


Answering the question “Should Bill Cubit return as Illinois Fighting Illini Football Coach in 2016?” is complicated. Most fans are against it. His record on the field does not warrant it, although he has opportunities directly in front of him to change that.

From both a business and logistical perspective, it makes a ton of sense. The players themselves wholeheartedly support it. Given the current chaos at the University, as well as the ultra-competitive marketplace for coaches this season, you can do worse.

Actually, you just did much much worse.

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Bill Cubit potentially receiving a 2-year extension from Illini


The University of Illinois is exploring the idea of giving interim head football coach Bill Cubit a two year contract extension. This according to a Tweet from a Chicago Tribune staffer.  Illinois interim athletic director Paul Kowalczyk went on central Illinois radio station WSKJ-FM on Wednesday and stated that Bill Cubit’s fate would be determined by Sunday.

“In my mind, we need to make that call and figure out which way we’re going for everyone’s sake,” he said. “To me, it’s posthaste.”

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Top 5 Moments in US Horse Racing


Modern horse racing has a rich history full of legendary performances as well as stunning upsets, making it one of the most thrilling spectator sports in the world. The unpredictable nature of horse racing has given rise to some truly amazing moments, and these 5 stand out as among the most unforgettable events on racing’s gilded track, within the past century.

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Jay Cutler: NFL Comeback Player of the Year Favorite


Jay Cutler and his famous for being famous wife welcomed their third and soon-to-not-be-vaccinated child into this world yesterday. That poor kid; I’m so thankful this thanksgiving that I had parents who believe and accept basic physical science. Anyway, while Saylor James Cutler’s arrival was burning up the online media heat maps yesterday, there’s actually another, more football related Jay Cutler story in the works.

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Manchester United receive strong boos from Old Trafford


Manchester United did absolutely nothing at all in the second half of their UEFA Champions League tie with PSV Eindhoven tonight. The final result was 0-0, yet another goalless draw in a season that’s been filled with them. We’ve seen lots of dull tedium from United this season, and this was about as dull and tedious as it gets.

Hence all the strong boos that reigned down from the Old Trafford crowd. Deservedly so, as United would have been into the knockout round of Champions League with a victory, but instead could only muster up a draw.

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Vertonghen and Alderweireld vs Alli and McGee in “Ben Davies Cup”

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Tottenham Hotspur Tennis Club? That certainly is a sport synonymous with the city of London.

Yes, the Premier League giant launched a tennis tournament on their own YouTube channel today.  It’s a #DavisCup style competition of footballers player tennis with national pride on the line. THFC are hosting their own event, which they cleverly entitled the Ben Davies Cup; which we chronicled yesterday. 

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Manchester United starting XI vs PSV Eindhoven is in


The Manchester United starting XI for the European Cup clash tonight versus PSV Eindhoven is now in. Here’s the lineup Louis van Gaal has selected as well as the available substitutes. The starting lineup and the list of reserves were just Tweeted out by the official Manchester United Twitter account.

The mission is simple- win and you’re in. A victory gets the Red Devils to the knockout round, the sweet 16.

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Sir Alex Ferguson recruiting Ronaldo; reports MARCA


The story of Cristiano Ronaldo possibly leaving Real Madrid has been one of the most publicized transfer rumor of the past few weeks. It’s been all over the Sunday gossip pages and tabloid sheets. Even though Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes has shot them down. United Manager Louis van Gaal told the media this past weekend that the team is very interested in bringing back CR7.

Add in all the reports claiming Paris Saint Germain also want Ronaldo, and these rumors won’t go away any time soon.

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#10 Michigan Football vs #8 Ohio St THE GAME Preview

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Back in the summer, who would have guessed that Michigan football would actually be favored over the big, bad Buckeyes. They’re not heavy favorites though and the line could still move a lot between now and kickoff. The spread actually doesn’t matter all that much in THE GAME anyway.

Weird stuff happens in rivalry clashes.

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#6 Notre Dame Football Preview vs #9 Stanford


“Never Say Never Again” is to the James Bond franchise what Notre Dame football is to the ACC; really part of it, but technically not so. This is very important, because Baylor and TCU were shut out of the playoff last season, and the Big 12 doesn’t have a conference championship game.

This year, if Notre Dame football finishes 11-1, but ends up behind a couple 12-1 teams in the playoff standings, and those teams played in and or won a conference title game, well you can see where this is going.

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Man United finally back in ESPN FC global power rankings


Doing a world football power rankings is quite the ambitious project. There are so many leagues to watch and analyze, but as you would expect the top ten would always be all Europe.

Shaka Hislop of ESPN FC releases a power rankings almost every week, and it’s almost always all Europe in his top ten list. Last year, he had Racing Club and River Plate (both from Buenos Aires, Argentina) in there once or twice but usually it’s all Europe, as it is this week.

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Ex Man United Striker Van Persie shoots down Chelsea, Barca rumors


Former Manchester United striker Robin van Persie fell out of favor at Old Trafford, and his relationship with Manager Louis van Gaal became very strained. The two countrymen and friends came to a point of no return, and Van Persie was sent to Fenerbahce.

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