A look back: Illinois ends losing streak against Iowa, sets goals even higher
If you are unable to readjust your thinking, if you can’t replace false assumptions with head-turning facts, then you can’t follow Big Ten football.
Accept it: Northwestern is dramatically improved. Ohio State is back.
Hey, Tony La Russa, you might want to avoid using Rick Ankiel again in the playoffs.
Hey, NBC officials, you might want to run the Olympics live next time.
The Big Ten basically has barred Bob Knight from coaching basketball in its league again. No one has said a thing about football, though, and the direction that sport seems to be taking makes him a perfect fit.
Unruly fans, gesturing kickers, complaining coaches ... it's become an Eminem concert in shoulder pads. Along with the program, hot dog and soda, you might as well buy your kid some ear plugs, too. Or, in Purdue's case, a blindfold.
CHAMPAIGN – You would think a college football team would play its best after a week off. Your aching bones are rested. You have a chance to fix any major problems. You get extra time to look at the upcoming opponent.
It hasn't worked at Illinois.
CHAMPAIGN – The Illinois football players thought they were going to see "Remember the Titans" on Friday night. Ron Turner had a different idea.
"We're going to see 'Get Carter,' " Turner said.
Freshman Sarah Anderson isn't letting anything get past her. And Illinois isn't letting any team get past it in the Big Ten standings.
The Illini continued their late-season surge with a 3-0 win against visiting Purdue in a Big Ten women's soccer match Friday. It was the second consecutive shutout for Anderson and the team's seventh this season, a school record.