2017 NFL Season Predictions

The season began with a bang on Thursday night. The Chiefs stunned the Patriots and America in the second half en route to a 42-27 win. There will surely be overreactions to that game, but the Chiefs certainly are for real. Also, the Pats dynasty isn’t over. They will be around until the end. On

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Illini 2017 Class Close-Up: Mark Alstork

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

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Jake’s 5 For 5: NFL Grabs Headlines In August

We are well under way into preseason play. While many shifted focus to analyzing preseason games, headlines and trades shook up the league. Ezekiel Elliott was formally suspended by the NFL for six games. The Bills made two trades to focus on the future. Let’s not forget about the hype surrounding the debuts of rookie

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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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