Illinois-Indiana: A More Prestigious Rivalry Than You Think

By Paul M. Banks and Paul Schmidt

Obviously, there have been bigger games than this between Indiana and Illinois lately. A match-up between one probable NIT team and a no postseason team isn’t exactly the biggest case on the docket today. But there have been some REALLY BIG games in the history of  rivalry. And here are some fun facts about these two programs and this rivalry which will make the reader realize how underrated this rivalry is. Dare I say it might even be the basketball answer to Ohio St.-Michigan in football?

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