What a shame. What a crying shame that Chicago, which every year has some of the best preps talent in the country, has zero going for it on the college level. Unless the Illinois Fighting Illini can somehow go 6-3 down stretch (and they face some brutal opponents so this highly unlikely) what Land of Lincoln team will get into the big dance? An improved UIC team that is 9-2 at … [Read more...] about College basketball is AWFUL in all of Illinois, yet again
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With the start of the NBA season locked out, and the very real threat of losing many more games to the labor crisis, we haven't had a chance to talk about New Jersey Nets point guard Deron Williams. But we can talk Darrin Williams, the UIC Center named to the Horizon League preseason all-conference third team. And like Deron Williams, Darrin Williams has had a big impact on … [Read more...] about There’s Deron Williams (Illini, Nets) and Now Darrin Williams (UIC)
By Paul M. Banks Regarding college basketball in the state of Illinois, it is the worst of times. And it's again the worst of times. We may get zero teams in the NCAA tournament. And it's all over from the Wisconsin border to the edge of the state that neighbors Kentucky. SIU was on the national stage for much of the 2000s, today they're irrelevant. DePaul has been a joke … [Read more...] about Illinois or Northwestern: Who Choked Worse?