Just a short post today. I thought that this is something people might find interesting. The Lincoln Journal Star, a paper in the town of new Big Ten member Nebraska, has been running a series introducing Husker fans to their new conference foes. Yesterday they covered Illinois. I just found it interesting to look at the school from the perspective of someone who is not as familiar with it as most Illinois, or Big Ten teams for that matter, are.
Here is the link to the piece: Need to know: Illinois
While there are some minor points that I do not totally agree with (I would argue the “athletic morale” is higher than a 2) overall the piece is accurate. Illinois does not play Nebraska in football this season, so Illini fans will have to wait until the basketball schedule is released to find out when the two programs will play each other in a marquee sport.