December 2010

December 2010

Texas Bowl TV guide

What UI fans must be thinking: Ron Zook for mayor! With all the guys we'll have back, we should win nine games next year.

Texas Bowl grade: A

GRADES

Player of the Game

Give us your Illini grade!

We'll go with an A for the Illini's rout of Baylor at the Texas Bowl. Give us your grade here.

Live from Reliant Stadium

Final: Illinois 38, Baylor 14

Ron Zook has his first bowl win. And his second winning season at Illinois. Winning a bowl game for the first time since 1999, the Illini blasted Baylor 38-14 at Reliant Stadium.

Media predictions from the Texas Bowl

We asked media types who cover the Illini for their Texas Bowl forecast:

Klee's Big Ten power rankings

This is not a prediction of where teams will finish. But as the Big Ten continues its first week of conference games, basketball writer Paul Klee offered his power rankings based on what he watched in the nonconference:

Fog and ice could mean dangerous travel

A double-whammy of dense fog and icy roads could cause serious traffic pileups in central Illinois over the next few days, especially Thursday.

The National Weather Service in Lincoln on Wednesday issued a dense fog advisory for the area.

HQ prediction: Illini 51-50

Overall

After losing by two, two and four points late in the season, the Illini get a close one to fall their way. Like Fresno State, Baylor will take an early lead before Illinois storms back. Look for a two-point conversion pass from Scheelhaase to Evan Wilson for the game-winner in a 51-50 game.

Some hits, some misses for Samsung Continuum

I’ve had the Samsung Continuum for several weeks now, and it epitomizes the dilemma of choosing a cell phone these days.

Think you’re getting the best phone there is, and then someone says, “Hey, check out my new phone.”

Right after you’ve locked up that two-year contract for your new phone.

Illinois-Baylor: What to watch for

Beat writer Bob Asmussen's five storylines for the Texas Bowl