Illini 2017 Class Close-Up: Gregory Eboigbodin

Illinois fans were a bit unsure what to think when Gregory Eboigbodin, formerly a commit to the University of Illinois-Chicago, committed to become an Illini in the 2017 class. Eboigbodin wasn’t a heavily followed recruit by the casual Illinois fan, but to me, Eboigboidin could turn out to be exactly what the Illinois basketball’s class

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Jake’s 5 For 5: Football Is Back!!

There’s no doubt that the excitement for football builds as the summer comes to a close. Now, with the Hall of Fame game in the rear view mirror, the real preseason is about to begin. The Panthers and Texans will open the preseason tonight in Charlotte, and eyes will turn there. But, that is just

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Jake’s 5 For 5: Offseason Talk

As NFL fans, we continually try to make things interesting in the offseason. From the top 100 players to underrated players, we start to count the days till the season starts. This week, one of the slower news weeks of the season, is a tough week to find ideas for a 5 for 5. But,

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2017 Stanley Cup Finals: Game 1

Introduction Well, the time is here.  The Stanley Cup Finals are upon us.  Since October, 32 teams have made their way along the long journey that is the regular season.  16 teams began the playoffs in March, and now it is down to two final teams: the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Nashville Predators.  This series

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10 Players The Packers Can Target On Day 2

Packer fans were ultimately disappointed Thursday night when Green Bay traded the 29th overall pick to the Browns in exchange for picks 33 and 108.  Yeah, it was unfortunate to see no pick in round one, but Ted Thompson is doing the smart thing in this draft.  He is acquiring more picks in a deep

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2017 Western Conference Semi-Final Predictions

St. Louis Blues vs. Nashville Predators The Nashville Predators arrived at the playoffs obviously ready to play, dispatching the Chicago Blackhawks in a 4-0 sweep.  At the end of the regular season, the Predators had 94 points with a record of 41-29-12.  Nashville has momentum coming out of the series versus Chicago and is looking

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