Chicago Bulls cut Illini Legend Roger Powell


Well, we all saw this coming. “Rev Rog,” Roger Powell, the starter at the four on the 2005 Illinois “Champaign Campaign” national runner-up team probably won’t have a NBA career. Illini Nation loves him, but unfortunately he was still cut today.

The Chicago Bulls announced waiver requests on Powell, and two more players that most NBA fans have never heard of: guards John Lucas III and Kyle Weaver.

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Illini Hoops All-Decade team


By Paul M. Banks & Paul Schmidt of  The Sports Bank and Joe Kutsunis of Hail to the Orange, “Home of the Blogging Illini”

When putting together an All Decade Team, our first effort was Nick Smith, at guard, forward, and center. Nick Smith all the way baby. So obviously someone spiked our Egg Nog with opium or something. Eventually we decided to take the job seriously and put this together; a collection of our favorite memories surrounding the players the three of us deemed all decade.

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