At least our expectations have become high of the program that we can feel disappointed when we drop from one seed and conference championship talk. I know it may not be what people want to think about -- I'm content to be a grumpy the rest of the night too -- but it's good that we've come so far, and to have so much on the line. A few short years ago, we were (kind of) like Penn State was tonight, nobody talked about us unless we had a huge upset, but now we're on the national scene.
"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."