In the bracket of non-existent, 2009-2011 Illini basketball leadership has got to be a #1 seed. And I’m not singling out Coach Bruce Weber, or point guard/star player Demetri McCamey. I’m talking about the total team's overall tendency to just NOT get things done together as a team. If Notre Dame is Gestalt, and a cohesive unit playing well beyond the sum of their parts, … [Read more...] about Blame for Disappointing Illini Season Goes Well Beyond Senior Class
It's been a long road not only for Illini sports fans these last 4 years, but for the four Illinois seniors who have presided over the darkest off-the-court times in recent memory. Let's not forget it's also one of Illinois' worst on the court stretches as well. If the Illini miss the tournament this season, this senior class will be the first group of seniors to miss more … [Read more...] about A Musical Take On Illinois’ Senior Day
Well you can tell by the way they use their walk that...well, they haven't played themselves out of NCAA tournament contention yet. Was that all just an excuse to lead in with that smarmy photo of Disco John Travolta? Yes. Yes it was. But it still needs to be said that, after 29 games, the Illinois Fighting Illini men's college basketball team still is hanging around the … [Read more...] about Illini Stayin’ Alive for NCAA Tournament Berth
There wasn't much you could say about the Illini and their fall to top-ranked Ohio State on Saturday afternoon. It was certainly disappointing. It was certainly a let down after building a lead. The one thing you really can't call it, and we all know it deep down inside, was all that surprising. … [Read more...] about Illinois’ Second Half Choke Not Surprising
OHHHHHHHHH It's a family affair here at the Ass Hall tonight. Not really, but I feel like Northwestern is our "little brother"... We're three minutes to tipoff! The purple weenies are here! There was a bigger crowd for Wisconsin (wait, that's not good)...Northwestern HAS to win this game (wait, that's worse...). Uh oh. Maybe this is gonna be trouble tonight...2:30 til … [Read more...] about Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Northwestern Wildcats, LIVE BLOG! The “Rivalry” Renews!!!