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02/15/2013 - 5:28pm New Nike contract perhaps???

New Nike contract perhaps???

01/23/2013 - 9:11am @iLikeGirlsDaily

Today is Kate Upton day on the twitter feed for "@iLikeGirlsDaily".  It's off to a good start.  Must follow for the tweeps out there...

11/13/2012 - 8:07pm Yes. Just checked on my

Yes. Just checked on my watchespn app

01/16/2012 - 12:44pm Has anyone seen any rumors

Has anyone seen any rumors about Pipkins and grades?  My buddy says on Power Mizzou (rivals premium site) that they swear he won't qualify.  However, he thinks it could just be sour grapes since Mizzou didn't get him. 

01/06/2012 - 2:16pm Jordan Payton...

Jordan Payton to Cal per his tweet.

Someone please start a new thread as I do not have enough MGoPoints to do so.  Thanks.

12/27/2011 - 4:28pm Joliet Catholic plays in 6A

Joliet Catholic plays in 6A (there are 8 classes, with 8A being the highest in Illinois) for the playoffs.  However, most of of their competition is 7A and 8A schools based on their conference. 

They are known as one of the top HS football programs in IL, year in and year out.  "Rudy" is based on a player from JCA.  Mike Alstott went there.  They have 20+ state championships.

12/10/2011 - 5:22pm Will someone start a new thread for me...

...with this info.


ESPN Magazine/ESPN Insider (aka TomVH) for $4/year up to 3 years.…

Use Coupn code "7773" to reduce it $4/year.

This works for new subscribers or renewals.

12/10/2011 - 4:08pm I have it on DirecTV 663 in

I have it on DirecTV 663 in Illinois...

12/09/2011 - 5:44pm posted from iPhone

My concern in Treadwell "re-tweeted" that.

12/09/2011 - 5:31pm Can't start a new thread but...

... I hope this is a joke...




Anthony Standifer
Me &  finna make recruiting blow up !!!!!! 
12/02/2011 - 9:09am This appears to be bad news...

Taylor tweeted to a buddy last night around midnight:

Taylor McNamara 
  bro I gotta switch it to next Friday, I leave at 1 for Cal tmrw, totally forgot thats my b, gives u time too practice


So he is going to Cal today.  Wasn't his last visit either UM or Cal?

11/28/2011 - 11:03pm Fairly certain that Dymonte

Fairly certain that Dymonte tweeted "if you don't come to Michigan we are no longer cousins lol"

Strobel "re-tweeted" it and added "that goes for me too"

Morris "re-tweeted" it and and added "And me too! <3"

11/28/2011 - 10:35pm Another tweet...

@S_Morris12 Shane Morris


“@tstrobes: “@Dymonte1: @DunnItAlready25 if you don't come to Michigan we are no longer cousins lol” that goes for me too.” And me too!! <3

11/28/2011 - 10:01pm Can't start a new thread but...

Dunn just tweeted "Just got off the phone with Urban Meyer"

11/27/2011 - 1:13am posted from iPhone

I watched the game. Isaac's HS beat the crap out of my high school in the semi's last weekend. At one point he had 494 yards on 19 carries with 6 TD's. Nothing like 28 yds per carry. He is legit as shit. NFL back for sure. Get him Hoke!!!

11/01/2011 - 9:36am $65 each?

$65 each?

11/01/2011 - 9:13am Taking the short drive over

Taking the short drive over from Springfield, IL on a bus with 20 or so people (only about 4 UM fans though).  Two years ago was the miserable I have been in a while leaving a CFB game. 

Anyone have 2-4 tickets in the Michigan section that they have for sale?  Planned on scalping before the game, and will Illinois losing 3 straight, prices are dropping fast (I hope).  But I would love to sit in the Michigan section if possible. 

I'll post me email if anyone has tickets.  Thanks!

09/12/2011 - 8:58am We won't have much choice... visiting schools pick the refs in non-conference games.  They were B1G refs last year in South Bend.

08/19/2011 - 10:52am Boom.  Roasted.

Boom.  Roasted.

08/01/2011 - 12:13pm Tom: Has Pipkins Qualified?

I have a friend who saw on the Missouri Premium board that there are rumblings about Pipkins going to Juco because of grades.  Heard anything about this?

07/13/2011 - 5:08pm Would love an invite. 

Would love an invite.  Thanks!

07/07/2011 - 11:57am I have a bunch of friends

I have a bunch of friends that follow Mizzou recruiting closely and the strong rumblings there are that Kiel is going to IU.  Mizzou knows this and called Mauk to come on a visit and accepted his committment... time will tell I suppose...

05/10/2011 - 11:46am Bradley University will play

Bradley University will play at Michigan in Dec 2011 and UM will return the trip to Carver Arena in Peoria, Ill in 2012.  UM should not have any trouble with Bradley either year FYI.

Pat Beilein, John's son, is the new DBO of Bradley, under new head coach Geno Ford.

This is great for me as I have another chance to see UM play in central Illinois and take it to one of my most hated schools (Illinois State and BU are big rivals).


09/28/2010 - 9:07am While I am not saying the

While I am not saying the Bears are going to win the division, calling drawing penalties on opponents as "lucky" is laughable in my opinion.  Peppers was an absolute beast in this game and drew 4-6 penalties on his own.  If he doesn't get held, he probably sacks Rodgers 2+ times and who knows what happens from there?  Fumble? Injury?  That is the reason they ARE PENALTIES!  If Cutler doesn't have a flying helmet into his chin, he probably doesn't make that bad decision.  If Bennett isn't getting raped, he likely get to that last INT and at least knocks it down, if not has a chance to catch it. 

The fact is that neither team played great, GB killed themselves will penalties, but most of them were cause by the Bears (Peppers caused number false starts just by him lining across the LOS- in addition to the holding).  GB is probably a better team but the Bears did what they needed to do to win.  Pretty much all there is too it...

09/15/2010 - 12:04pm I couldn't even text/check

I couldn't even text/check scores online while TAILGATING at ND, let along in the stadium.  Twice during the game I got about 10 texts shot to me at once so there was a clear signal for about 3 seconds.  Rather annoying...

09/15/2010 - 9:10am Push Notifications?

Any chance of adding push notifications anytime a main page post is added or something like this?

07/28/2010 - 10:27pm I know Auburn and Utah were

I know Auburn and Utah were two of them but I didn't hear the 4th...

01/26/2010 - 9:24pm Sims pushed off and then was

Sims pushed off and then was fouled. Cannot call one without the other.

01/26/2010 - 9:22pm push off...

DeShawn pushed off and then was grabbed. Cannot call one without the other. Good no call. Great game. Shitty ending.

01/21/2010 - 11:15pm A few I will never forget...

...for there 15 years at the same school.

Any Crispin at Penn St.

Evan Schmeyer at Northwestern

Jess Settles at Iowa.

John Scheyer at Duke.

12/01/2009 - 10:57am I think I got you guys beat...

I had a 23 pt lead going into last night... I also had Maroney... I was going up against Brees... I think you can guess what happened...

If you would have told me I would have a 23 pt lead and Maroney was going to get 2 TD's I would have bet my 401K that I would have won the week... except Belicheck's shit ass defense screwed me!!!! Brees 44 pts and Maroney 18... FML!!!

Also a buddy of mine lost a week by 0.1 (we have fractional points) when Tony Romo took two knees (combined -4 yards rushing) to end a game...

10/13/2009 - 1:08pm I was actually a filmer first

I was actually a filmer first when we played at Iowa State on 2005. That was a fun game that we competed in and lost 31-21 I believe.

Then in the 06 season we out-played and lost to Kansas State in Ron Prince's first game after Snyder retired. Lost 24-23 and went for a 2 pt conversion with around 3:00 mins left. Our All-American WR (and current STL Ram who just broke his leg) Laurent Robinson, was out the enire 2nd half after a cheap shot that caused a sprained ankle. He had two TD's in the 1st half.

The place was packed because they were honoring Snyder at halftime.

Our equipment room at ISU was literally the size of a small bathroom. Seeing KSU's was incredible as it was 15 times the size and my boss had been all over the country and said KSU was crap compared to alot of other schools... ahhh the wonders of FCS!!!

10/13/2009 - 9:47am Man when I saw this topic I

Man when I saw this topic I was hoping I could show my expertise a little bit but I am clearly a day late and a $ short.

I was a student EQ manager at FCS Illinois State 3 of my 4 years there. Everything you said is exactly correct Vector. And you are very correct about the Wilson balls being better then the crap that Nike puts out there. I cannot believe teams use those Nike balls.

We would bust out 10-12 or so new balls in practice on Thursday and the walk-through Friday just to break them in a little bit. The starting QB would pick out his favorite 8 and they would go in the game ball bag. We would brush them and use a tacky spounge on them a few times on Friday, pre-game Saturday, and at half time. We also brushed the balls during the game but did not use the tacky spounge.

You have to give the balls to the ref's pre-game and they take them in their locker room to make sure they are legal (pressure, size, etc.) and they put a unique mark on the white strip of the ball (blue X, red dot etc.) and any ball without that mark is not allowed in the game because they have not been checked and approved.

So even if Tate was getting fed up with the 8 or so balls in play, they would not be able to get new balls into the rotation.

Being a ball boy is kind of fun because you do not have to stay in the designated "team box" on the sidelines (between the 20's I believe) so you have the best "seat" for almost every play.

Hope this helps!

10/02/2009 - 11:04am Over...

I think I will be taking the over on Michigan games all year... at least until their D shows that they can stop a decent team...

MSU is 3-0 on over's this year and UM is 3-1 (WMU only one not to go over).

It opened at 57.5 and is down to 54.5...

09/22/2009 - 4:38pm I live in Springfield, IL and

I live in Springfield, IL and am roomates with a big U of I donor/ season ticket holder. U of I fans are as frustrated as you are confused about why they are no good.

Zook is an above average recruiter- but apparently a terrible coach. He is recruiting speed and athletes only and these players do not have defined positions. When they try to place them in those positions, they are not suceeding.

Many Ill-annoy (as we non-Illini fans call them down here) want Zook and their AD Guenther (sp??) fired. They have a ridiculously hard non-conference schedule this year- neutral site vs. Mizzou- (first game of the year none-the-less), Fresno St at home (no pushover), and @ Cincinatti (they will be huge underdogs) and Illiois State (there one and only cup-cake). Plus they go TO Fresno St. next year and scheduled and awful trap game last year playing WMU in Detroit- and lost.

I am really glad they are bad again this year because it was really annoying listening to them talk about how they beat Michigan last year... They have AVERAGED beating UM once a decade since 1950. They think they are a real football school but clearly are not.

09/14/2009 - 3:55pm Agreed...

I knew once Barkley and USC won that game, that it was going to over-shadow what Tate and UM did...Oh well, keep winning and we will get more and more coverage.

09/13/2009 - 1:52am Any chance...

...anyone has heard if this game will be replayed on ESPN classic or ESPNU late at night or anything. I was stuck away from a TV (dumb) and had to listen to it on the radio... the highlights didn't do it justice.

Sorry if this has been asked/answered already... I did not see it anywhere

09/04/2009 - 9:57am It has always been my

It has always been my understanding that if you play one play in one game blows your redshirt, unless there are medical reasons of course...

09/03/2009 - 9:37am Doesn't Rivals ususally rank

Doesn't Rivals ususally rank the undeclared prospects higher to keep interest in there site up? Moving Prater UP after committing kind of contradicts that myth... but this could just be one example...

09/01/2009 - 8:43pm Full Page Ad???

We should pony up some cash and pay for some of this stuff in a full page ad in the Freep and other local papers... not sure of the cost but man it would be sweet...

08/26/2009 - 12:06pm podcast...

...can be found here.

08/18/2009 - 10:49am I am confused and sorry if

I am confused and sorry if this has been discussed...

Are they twins? They are in the same class so I assume so but I have never seen it mentioned anywhere.

And who names their kids Terry and Terrance??? Terry is short for Terrance in many occations isn't it?

Thanks in advance for the help...

08/17/2009 - 9:10am I am thinking the same

I am thinking the same thing... I want Weis to be the ND coach for the next 20 years!

08/16/2009 - 4:39pm 1. Born in and still reside

1. Born in and still reside in Springfield, IL.
2. Never really followed a team when I was little. Dad not big into sports but went to U of I... 1st memory of college sports is the Fab 5 and I have been hooked ever since.
3. Sacred Heart- Griffin High School. Springfield, IL. Graduated from Illinois State University a few years back... hence the username.

08/14/2009 - 10:08am I forgot Gruden had taken

I forgot Gruden had taken that job... I couldn't connect the voice I was hearing to a face... But I knew whoever it was was really good... then I remembered who it was and was surprised. I had my doubts about Chuckie when I heard he got the job... nice debut though!

08/11/2009 - 10:40pm That is the most addicting

That is the most addicting website in the world... my company has lost alot of money from me being unproductive at work because of it...Gotta love it!

08/05/2009 - 9:56am Don't overlook Creighton.

Don't overlook Creighton. Altman always has his teams ready to play- and MVC teams only get so many chances to upset one of the big boys... early in the season is the best time for that too...

Hopefully we will be fine since we have 4 starters back and over 90% of our scoring from last year (if my math is right...)

07/29/2009 - 3:48pm I live in Central Illinois

I live in Central Illinois and man do Illinois fans hate Michigan... I have seen shirts that say Fuck Michigan, Muck Fichigan, and Ann Arbor is a Whore...

They just don't get that UM doesn't care much about Illannoy... The games mean alot to me because I have to deal with all the Illannoy fans on a daily basis...its awful!

07/29/2009 - 3:44pm Dear lord I'm blind... my

Dear lord I'm blind... my bust

07/29/2009 - 9:59am I'm sure this has been asked and answered already...

...but is the old, tiny, press box going to remain or be torn down and seats added there?