More random articles
Man! These Illini are getting harder to keep up with! Los Angeles, Milwaukee, San Diego...what's next? Moscow? Tripoli? Here's Friday's must read:
SI sports writer Grant Wahl puts the Illini among The Magic Eight
teams who could win it all. My favorite quote from the article: The way the Illini move the ball as a team, it's as if they got together with LeBron James and said, Let's start a trend of showing kids how to play the right way
. Still at SI, the Illini sit atop of Luke Winn's Power Rankings
Frank Burlison makes the random compilation again with his contention that UNC & Illinois are simply better than the rest
. In the FoxSports.com front page article, Burlison says that he's not convinced that there is a particularly close No. 3
to the Tar Heels and the Illini.
The success of Luther Head this year didn't come as a surprise to Ed Graney who wrote in the San Diego Union Tribune
: "San Diego State fans likely remember Head. He's the player who as a freshman scored a season-high 19 points against the Aztecs in an NCAA Tournament first-round game in Chicago." The full profile can be found here
While we're on Illini profiles, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
sports writer Dan Manoyan takes a closer look at second-year coach Bruce Weber here
. Why is the Journal-Sentinel interested in coach Weber, you might ask? Well, that's because Weber grew up on the north side of Milwaukee and graduated from UW-Milwaukee...which you would know if you only read the full profile.
It's good to have the newspaper kids back on campus, with Daily Illini articles here
Even the left-wing political rag called the LA Weekly is getting in on the act with an admission from regular columnist Dave Shulman that he is "an addict" of Illinois basketball. Read the full column here