SDSU vs. Illinois
If you've read Illini Wonk's profile (at the bottom of the right-hand column) you know that the Wonk resides in South Dakota. Well, Illini Wonk picked up the local paper this morning and found that South Dakota State University will be the first victim of the Illini in their season opener this fall. Chris Solari of the Sioux Falls Argus Leader
has the story here
The head coach of the SDSU Jackrabbits is Scott Nagy, a 1984 graduate of Centennial High in Champaign who served as an assistant with the Illini in the 1988-89 and '89-90 seasons. This was SDSU's
first year in Division I and it wasn't pretty. They ended the season 10-18 and won only one game in 12 tries against Division I opponents.
Don't worry. On November 18, this blogger will cheering for the Fighting Illini.