By Paul M. Banks and Paul Schmidt 8 minutes until tipoff Welcome back to Champaign, the Pauls are still in the house. Quite literally, the House of Paign! Is this game on TV? Who knows...who cares??? We're here to break down all of the action for you tonight, and we're only slightly tired after the barnburner that was the Illinois football game. Illinois and Boise … [Read more...] about Illinois Sports Extravaganza, Part Two, Basketball
Illinois FEARLESS PREDICTIONS
By Paul Schmidt For most Chicago area football fans, the weekend wasn't a complete loss. For anyone who is a University of Illinois graduate and a Chicago Bears fan...let's say you've had better weekends, and leave it at that. During the awfulness that was the Bears' game on Sunday, it spawned somewhere in the neighborhood of 100 tweets on Twitter about just how bad the … [Read more...] about Who Had The Worse Weekend, the Chicago Bears or the Illinois Fighting Illini?
By Paul M. Banks This past weekend, the University of Illinois Fighting Illini got some measure of redemption from their week one DISASTER in St. Louis. The Illini responded from their 37-9 thrashing at the hands of Missouri to rout FCS opponent Illinois St. 45-17 in Champaign. Granted it was against a lower tier team predicted to finish near the bottom of their vastly … [Read more...] about The Illini may be Alright this Year
By Paul Schmidt The success and failure of the Illinois Fighting Illini football season isn't a difficult prospect. With the previews in, the necessity of the offense to take care of the ball and the defense to force turnovers and play soundly is pretty well known, but in the end the Illini will have to try really hard to miss a bowl game again this season. The only … [Read more...] about Illinois Season Preview Part 3…Fearless (Fearful??) Predictions