January 31, 2022
We offer a challenge to any college basketball program in the country...take your top two players out of the lineup for a combined 19 games, pull additional players at random times for COVID and separate flu outbreaks, and see if you can win 75 percent of your games and sit atop your conference with an 8-2 record.
What this Illinois team - and coach Brad Underwood and staff - has done is simply remarkable. A couple of narrow wins last week, but their resume is good enough for a #4 seed in our latest NCAA tournament bracketology.
Their schedule the rest of the way offers no breaks. Of their remaining ten games, nine are against the top nine teams in the current Big Ten standings. And the next nine days could be crucial in their quest for a Big Ten regular season title, with Big Ten co-leader Wisconsin visiting Wednesday, a trip to Indiana Saturday, and then a rematch at Purdue a week from tomorrow. The Boilermakers have rebounded from a slow start to sit just a game out of first place in the Big Ten.
Dec 1 Weekend (S3,Ep16)Listen
2023 Illini FB Season in Review - Part 1 #301Listen
Post Game Analysis – Illini 45-43 Loss to Northwestern #300Listen
Instant Take – Illini 45-43 Loss to Northwestern #299Listen
Illini Defeat Western IL 84-52 #298Listen
Nov 24 Weekend (S3,Ep15)Listen
Northwestern at Illinois Preview #297Listen
Illini Defeat Southern U 88-60 #296Listen
Post Game Analysis - Illini Lose to Iowa 15-13 #295Listen
Instant Take - Illini lose to Iowa 15-13 #294Listen
Illini Big 2nd Half Dooms Valpo 87-64 #293Listen
Nov 17 Weekend (S3,Ep14)Listen
Marquette 71-64 Over the Illini #292Listen
Illinois at Iowa Preview #291Listen
Sturdy for 30 - College Hoops Week 1Listen