"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
69-67 in the Kohl Center. Illinois also lost to North Florida today
Discuss. Also, anyone with a link to the game?
If you aren't able to watch tonight's season-opener against Northern Michigan on BTN Plus, it's going to be rebroadcast at 11:30 p.m. EST Sunday night on the regular Big Ten Network. Just set my DVR.
This might have been buried in the other thread, but I thought it deserved its own.
Nice write up from the Daily in their hoops preview coverage.
I had never heard this bit:
After watching Albrecht play in an open gym on campus during his recruiting trip, Beilein invited him and his parents over to his house for dinner. Following the meal, he took them into his home office.
“I was kind of intimidated, like, ‘Oh shit,’ ” Albrecht recalled thinking. “He was sitting there talking, then he paused. I could tell he was thinking, about ready to make a big decision. He’s like, ‘You’re either going to get me fired or make me look like a genius.’ And then he goes, ‘How would you like to come play basketball at Michigan?’ ”
Spike accepted on the spot.