The Fighting Illini Men’s Basketball Team was beaten by Michigan State as MSU clinched at least part of a Big Ten Title, but what takeaways should we get from the game?
Tonight, in Madison at the Kohls Center, the Illinois Fighting Illini (10-9, 0-6 B1G) are on the road against the Wisconsin Badgers (9-10, 2-4 B1G). The Illini are currently the only team in the Big Ten without a conference win, though they are coming off of a harsh streak of heartbreaking losses in Big Ten
Position: Guard Height: 6’5” Weight: 190 lb. Hometown: Dayton, Ohio Alstork is personally one of my favorite guys coming in with the Illinois 2017 class. The multitude of cries from Illini fans regarding the need for guard and scoring help was silenced a few months back when highly-sought graduate transfer Mark Alstork, formerly of
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
The landscape of college basketball changes drastically after the season ends in April. Seniors graduate, coaches leave, and players declare for the NBA draft. However, in a recent trend started within the last 15 years, freshman have left after their inaugural collegiate season at a very high frequency. With this said, why is there a
Durham, North Carolina was probably a very sad place following the Duke loss to South Carolina in the NCAA Tournament Round of 32 game. However, with such a lackluster finish to a season by Duke standards, there is still a lot that Duke fans took away from that loss. Yes, Duke lost as a higher
Illinois basketball sits at a crossroads for the future… What’s Next? Sports Guys Nate discusses.
When you think of Rivalries in college hoops, what is the first one to pop into your head?For many of us it would be Tobacco Road, also known as UNC vs Duke. This rivalry has produced many great players over the years who have battled it out for their school. A few that come immediately
With the 2017 NCAA tournament starting shortly, most people have their usual teams picked to win it all. You know what I mean by the usual teams: Kentucky, Duke, Michigan State (sort of, well kind of), North Carolina, Kansas, etc. those perennial powerhouse teams that seem to be in the “National Champion” talks every year.
But are they for real?” that’s usually the question that we get when the #3 ranked team in the nation, the Gonzaga bulldogs, who are currently 21-0, are brought up. Yeah, yeah, yeah they aren’t in the best of conferences, the WCC (West Coast Conference) whose top 3 teams after the Bulldogs are: Saint Mary’s (8-1; 18-2),