Moline's Musings

Moline's Musings

Illinois Soccer Preview - Year One A.D. (After DiBernardo)

On the Illini

My B1G Football Media Day

I was at the Chicago Hilton yesterday for the first day of the Big Ten Football Kickoff.  That was enough.

WDWS 2014 High School Football Schedule

We're less than two months away from the opening kickoff of the 2014 high school football season!  With the Illinois Volleyball team playing more Wednesday (and fewer Friday) matches, we'll have the opportunity to broadcast more high school football this fall!  Here is our planned

Plays of the Game & Efficiency Stats - Boston U.

That's more like it!  The second half was much better than the first for the Illini tonight, and they escaped Boston University with a win, 66-62 the final.  Rayvonte Rice took over after halftime, finishing with 28 points on 11-14 shooting.  He was joined in double figures by freshman Malcolm Hill, who finished with ten points and eight rebounds.  Those two will be featured

Plays of the Game & Efficiency Stats - Michigan

Well, the Illini played a very good second half against Michigan, but fell just short in a 64-63 loss to the Wolverines.  Tracy Abrams had a floater in the lane that would have won it, but it came up short.  Illinois now awaits a likely NIT bid, as they'll find out their postseason destination on Sunday night.  Here are today's nominees for the

Plays of the Game & Efficiency Stats - Indiana

The Illini were better down the stretch in this one, led by junior guard Tracy Abrams, who notched a season high 25 points and turned it over just once in 37 minutes running the point.  Nnanna Egwu was again huge on the defensive end with five blocked shots.  Some good candidates for today's Dick Van Dyke Appliance World "WOW!" Play of the

Plays of the Game & Efficiency Stats - Iowa

BOOM!  Jon Ekey has become a part of Illini lore, hitting a three-pointer with 0.5 seconds left to give Illinois a 66-63 win at Iowa to close out the regular season.  The Illini were outstanding on defense in the second half, holding the Hawkeyes to just 29 second-half points.  The 63 points for the game was Iowa's lowest scoring output of the season.  Time for my three nomi

Plays of the Game & Efficiency Stats - Michigan

Yikes.  So much for the winning streak and any NCAA Tournament talk.  Michigan handed the Illini their worst home loss since the State Farm Center/Assembly Hall was built in 1963.

Plays of the Game & Efficiency Stats - Nebraska

It's a winning streak!  For the first time since the Illini started Big Ten play 2-0, they've won back-to-back games, knocking off Nebraska 60-49.  As the score indicates, the Illini defense was very good tonight, holding the Huskers' top three scorers to 23 combined points and forcing 15 Nebraska turnovers.  The defense will be featured in one of tonight's nominees for the

Plays of the Game & Efficiency Stats - Minnesota

The Illini defense was outstanding tonight, and the offense was better than it's been in a while, as Illinois won at Williams Arena for the 11th time in 13 tries, dealing the Gophers' NCAA Tournament chances a severe blow in a 62-49 win.  Kendrick Nunn matched his career high with 19 points, but Nnanna Egwu was the player of the game with 14 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks.  Plent