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Illinois football let EVERYONE into their game, ticket or no ticket

Today, the college football world experienced something very rare. A massive storm front moved into Champaign, Illinois while the Illinois Fighting Illini were trailing the Texas State Bobcats 14-6 with 13:35 left to play in the second quarter. Lightning forced an evacuation of the stadium and delayed the continuation of the game for several hours. That’s not the story here. What...
Via The Sports Bank
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Double Dip: Two Superstar Recruits to Officially Visit Illinois This Weekend

It’s long been known that big man Elijah Thomas would be visiting the weekend of September 20th, but now another star high school player will be joining him. Combo guard Jalen Coleman will also be officially visiting Illinois the weekend of September 20th. Coleman’s Recruitment Rapidly Changing Jalen Coleman’s recruit has been a roller coaster. Coleman had long been rumored...
Via Sports Mockery
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rapper Waka Flocka Flame Calls Illini Target #1 Player in Country

Texas big man Elijah Thomas will be coming to Illinois for an official visit this weekend. He’s one of the top players in the Class of 2015, but according to one popular rapper Thomas should be number one. “Elijah Thomas, he’s like a little brother to me; I mentor him and everything, but that’s not why I think he’s No. 1. His game is why I say he’s No. 1. That kid is...
Via Sports Mockery
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Big Ten Network Announces 14 Televised Fighting Illini Games

The Big Ten Network released their television schedule for the upcoming college basketball season, including 14 Fighting Illini basketball games. Here’s a list of those games. December 13th vs Oregon (in Chicago), 6:00 PM CT January 7th vs Maryland, 8:00 PM CT January 11th at Nebraska, 7:30 PM CT January 14th at Northwestern, 8:00 PM CT January 18th vs Indiana, 12:00 PM CT January...
Via Sports Mockery
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Northern Illinois Challenges Fighting Illini Via Newspaper Ad

Last week, the Huskies of Northern Illinois beat Northwestern 23-15. The win put Northern Illinois at 2-0 on the season. The next team in the sights of Northern Illinois is the Fighting Illini. To be quite honest, it’s a match up that the Fighting Illini may not want at this point. Illinois might be sitting at 2-0, but wins against Youngstown State and Western Kentucky both required...
Via Sports Mockery
10 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Tim Beckman, Pat Fitzgerald called out by NIU alums

Tim Beckman is 5-18 (very likely 5-19 by the time you actually read this) versus FBS college football teams during his tenure at Illinois. It is a fact that the Northern Illinois football team has three wins over Big Ten teams in the past two years. Beckman has just one. It is a fact that NIU has the second most victories of any FBS team (Oregon is first) over the past four years...
Via The Sports Bank
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Northern Illinois Trolls Northwestern, Illini In Newspaper Ad

Northern Illinois alumni troll Northwestern and the Illinois Fighting Illini with this full-page newspaper ad.
Via Gamedayr
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Tracy Abrams is gone; how ’14-’15 Illini Basketball will adjust

Since Tuesday you heard the Tracy Abrams rumors. Yesterday afternoon you got the devastating news. No need for The Sports Bank to re-hash the details, the type of people who will click on this post are already up to speed. So where does Illini basketball Coach John Groce go from here? Obviously, Abrams has some limitations on both ends of the floor. He’s okay, but not great defensively...
Via The Sports Bank
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Illinois point guard Abrams to miss season with ACL tear

  Illinois starting point guard Tracy Abrams is out for the season with an anterior cruciate ligament tear, coach Jon Groce confirmed Thursday. Abrams tore the ACL in his right knee during preseason practice. Surgery hasn't yet been scheduled on the senior. ''Tracy worked hard in the offseason to put himself in great position heading into his senior year, so he's...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Fighting Illini Hoops Starter Injured?

The start of college basketball season is still two months away, but one key member of the Fighting Illini might already be out of the season. There have been NO OFFICIAL REPORTS on the severity of the injury yet. Currently, the fear is that senior point guard Tracy Abrams has a torn ACL and/or MCL. Regarding Abrams, #Illini spokesman said this: "Coach is currently on road...
Via Sports Mockery
13 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Post-Summer Player Rankings Countdown: 56 – D.J. Williams

56. D.J. WILLIAMS Height: 6’-7” Weight: 200 Position: SF Wingspan: 6’-9” High School (State): Simeon (IL) Club Team (Affiliation): Commitment: Illinois Fighting Illini Breakdown: Prior to his junior season at one of the top high school basketball programs in Illinois at Simeon, Williams made a verbal commitment to attend an in-state school, Illinois. As a junior ...
Via Hoopniks
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Illinois Fighting Illini debuting new uniforms, possible new logo?

The Illinois Fighting Illini will debut an updated brand identity at a special event on Wednesday, April 16, starting at 7 pm at the Krannert Center for Performing Arts on the UI campus. For those of you who didn’t go to business school, “brand identity” translates into logo, colors, trademark etc. Will there be a new logo? We’ll probably have to wait until the 16th to find...
Via The Sports Bank
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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