I've been publishing these on Tuesdays, but I'm a day late with this one. We will blame whatever I ate on my trip from Washington DC to central Pennsylvania that led to my body ordering a full evacuation of the entire GI tract. I thought I
I know, I know. I've gone heavy on trying to remind Andy Bernard that these are the Good Old Days. But I can't help it. Having lived through the 2010's, promising myself on every drive back to St. Louis after a Wednesday evening loss
I was internally melting down with about four minutes left. Just last week I wrote about how the second half against Nebraska and both halves against Michigan State were the same. We'd get a lead and then we'd blow it. So when we had that seven
Just a recap of what I plan to do with these podcast posts: They'll be unlocked so you won't need a subscription to access them. There won't be an article involved - I'll just give some notes on what the podcast is
Nick Allegretti is the reason I started the Looks Like University Of Illinois series. In 2013, on the The Deuce, I got into an argument with other Illini fans about Nick Allegretti's ranking. I argued that since he had committed early, this was a 4-star, maybe 5-star recruit
It's February, so it's time to bring Big Ten Wonk on the podcast again. You have to go way back to remember John Gasaway as Wonk. He informs us in this podcast episode that it's been 17 years since he stopped writing the blog.
I was eating lunch at Big Ten Basketball Media Days in 2021 when I overheard some reporters talking about what Hunter Dickinson had said about Illinois fans. Something about how Illini fans "think their team is a powerhouse" or something. I quickly searched Twitter to find out what
I've been playing around with the bells and whistles of the new website today. And this will be a test to see how the "featured post" thing works. I'm going to publish the BoardRoom podcast episode after the Michigan game last night, and my
It's fairly amazing how the intensity of a "rivalry" dies down when one team is awful. Two years ago today, a matchup with Michigan would make your phone feel warm when you picked it up just from the chirping back and forth between Michigan fans and
Warning, this post is very long. Nearly 5,000 words. I decided that I wanted to write a golf preview (a mini version of the football and basketball previews) and it got away from me. So if you start reading below, just know that it's going to be
I understand that streaks are just streaks. If someone is going to hit 30% of their three pointers, they might hit shot number 2, 6, and 10 or they might miss seven straight and then hit three in a row. Yes, there are "slumps" in sports, but if
OK, fine, I'll do two of them. There were a lot of good questions when I put out the call for Pick My Post suggestions, and I wrote up the basketball one yesterday, and I have an hour and a half before my train leaves for East Lansing,
Here are the rules of Pick My Post: I ask for questions (sometimes on Twitter, but this time I did it on our Slack channel) and then I have one hour to write the article. It used to be 45 minutes, but, you know, inflation.
If you have subscription questions, I just updated the Subscription FAQ page (linked above). We learn a new answer to a new subscription question every day, so I'll be adding those fairly regularly. Now back to your regularly scheduled WDWS. HOLD UP. That's the first time