The State of Fighting Illini Basketball

A Storm is Coming The 2018-2019 season has been an emotional roller coaster for not only the team but the best fan base in the country. Having spoken to certain players' families during the rough stretch, I was moved by how much they believed this group would turn it around. It's not just about nepotism … Continue reading The State of Fighting Illini Basketball

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Illinois Basketball; Illinois Wesleyan Matchup Preview/Prediction

Illinois Fighting Illini basketball is back this Friday and I, like many fans, can't wait to see how Brad Underwood's new group looks come game time. Brad Underwood's first season in charge didn't exactly get off to a "Flying Illini" start as his team went 14-18 overall and 4-14 in conference play. This came as … Continue reading Illinois Basketball; Illinois Wesleyan Matchup Preview/Prediction

Know the Foe: Penn State Nittany Lions

Location: University Park, Pennsylvania Mascot: The Nittany Lion 2017 Record: 11-2 The Breakdown: Penn State University, in my opinion, is the most impressive B1G Ten football program over the last 1-2 years. When Head Coach James Franklin was hired from Vanderbilt University in 2014, many Penn State fans were less than impressed. Fast forward 5-6 … Continue reading Know the Foe: Penn State Nittany Lions