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U of I is playing at western michigan on nov 27. Is it easier for mac teams to get big ten teams at home in bball than ftball?
10-21-2010 09:22 PM
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RE: Illinois Basketball
NIU, seems to be on the bottom half of the MAC as far as scheduling cool at home BB and FB games, especially Big Ten (although our Soldier Field games are cool). How hard is it to get Minn or Indiana to come to us, they've gone to numerous other non AQ stadiums...
10-21-2010 09:30 PM
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(10-21-2010 09:22 PM)niutwo Wrote:  U of I is playing at western michigan on nov 27. Is it easier for mac teams to get big ten teams at home in bball than ftball?

Is it easier? Probably, because there are so many more non-conference games.

This particular case is basically a one-off because the Illinois AD screwed up their football scheduling a few years ago and as part of the WMU game in Detroit, they ended up with a road basketball game. They play in football in Champaign next year and played a basketball game in Champaign last year.

I can't really remember Illinois playing a similar game at any point in the last decade, and I don't think they have any plans to do so in the future.
10-21-2010 09:35 PM
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Thanks Ron!
10-22-2010 11:11 AM
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WMU better sell that game out.
10-22-2010 11:23 AM
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That's one of the worst scheduling jobs I've ever seen.

Further proof that Guenther is indeed a clown.
10-22-2010 11:52 AM
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(10-21-2010 09:35 PM)UIHuskie Wrote:  
(10-21-2010 09:22 PM)niutwo Wrote:  U of I is playing at western michigan on nov 27. Is it easier for mac teams to get big ten teams at home in bball than ftball?

I can't really remember Illinois playing a similar game at any point in the last decade, and I don't think they have any plans to do so in the future.

The only game I can think of that somewhat resembles this is when Illinois played at Bradley back in the early 2000's. This was mainly done because Illinois had just signed the 3 Peoria Manual guys so this was their Homecoming game so to speak.

Huskie1stdown - I checked ticket sales.. still plenty available. But based on what I've seen on Illinois message boards, I'd be willing to bet it will sell out and the gymnasium will be mostly orange.

And finally.. for those of you asking yourselves "why the hell would Illinois schedule this game??" Exactly. And it'd be just as stupid for U of I to play at Huskie Stadium.

Ok now everyone freak out and say this should be in S&N readyyyyy GO!
10-22-2010 11:53 AM
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(10-22-2010 11:23 AM)huskie1stdown Wrote:  WMU better sell that game out.

Like we would?
10-22-2010 11:53 AM
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(10-22-2010 11:53 AM)Field Turf Wrote:  
(10-22-2010 11:23 AM)huskie1stdown Wrote:  WMU better sell that game out.

Like we would?

With all the Illinois basketball fans we have, I have no doubt.
10-22-2010 11:55 AM
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(10-22-2010 11:53 AM)Field Turf Wrote:  
(10-22-2010 11:23 AM)huskie1stdown Wrote:  WMU better sell that game out.

Like we would?

U of I vs NIU @ The Convo would most definitely sell out.
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Oh yeah it would definitely sell out. It would just be 80% Illinois fans and 20% NIU.
10-22-2010 11:58 AM
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Hey at least it would be better than what WMU did when they rented out Ford Field and hosted Illinois and only 12,000 fans showed up. They lost major on that deal.
10-22-2010 12:23 PM
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Hate to say it but Illinois will be scary good this year if they stay healthy or out of car accidents.
10-22-2010 01:43 PM
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RE: Illinois Basketball
(10-22-2010 11:53 AM)NIUtrav09 Wrote:  
(10-21-2010 09:35 PM)UIHuskie Wrote:  
(10-21-2010 09:22 PM)niutwo Wrote:  U of I is playing at western michigan on nov 27. Is it easier for mac teams to get big ten teams at home in bball than ftball?

I can't really remember Illinois playing a similar game at any point in the last decade, and I don't think they have any plans to do so in the future.

The only game I can think of that somewhat resembles this is when Illinois played at Bradley back in the early 2000's. This was mainly done because Illinois had just signed the 3 Peoria Manual guys so this was their Homecoming game so to speak.

Huskie1stdown - I checked ticket sales.. still plenty available. But based on what I've seen on Illinois message boards, I'd be willing to bet it will sell out and the gymnasium will be mostly orange.

And finally.. for those of you asking yourselves "why the hell would Illinois schedule this game??" Exactly. And it'd be just as stupid for U of I to play at Huskie Stadium.

Ok now everyone freak out and say this should be in S&N readyyyyy GO!

I wouldnt underestimate WMU fans, they come out to support bball.
10-22-2010 05:48 PM
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They should be, but last year was supposed to be year one of the comeback and we all saw how that went.

I'm probably going to go to the WMU game, though.
10-22-2010 05:49 PM
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(10-22-2010 05:49 PM)7 Wrote:  They should be, but last year was supposed to be year one of the comeback and we all saw how that went.

I'm probably going to go to the WMU game, though.

Oh heavens, please open up the sky and dump 30 inches of lake effect snow all along Interstate 80 for he knows not how foolish he is.
10-22-2010 06:39 PM
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