The Buzz on the Illini
Illini Wonk has noted on several occasisions the buzz that surrounds this Fighting Illini basketball team (posts here
). Recent coverage of the Illini has shown up in newspapers all across the country and they can't go anywhere unnoticed.
Well, the Internet has confirmed the Buzz surrounding the team. The Buzz index from Yahoo! lists Illinois Basketball as the eighth highest mover in their Top 20 Sports Searches
. Yahoo! searches for Illinois basketball today are up 77.59% and rising faster than LeBron James and Maria Sherapova.
recorded more than 40,000 searches in the last month of 2004 for Fighting Illini, Illini Basketball, Fighting Illini Basketball and (which explains why Illini Wonk has been unable to attend a game) Illinois Fighting Illini ticket.