This is not an IJSF post, or a sport finance post. But the bloggers here at the IJSF blog have a strong ties to the University of Illinois. I was on the faculty at the U of I for several years, and co-bloggers Brian Soebbing and Nick Watanabe are U of I alumni. After being ranked in the preseason, the Illinois football team was on life support last week, limping through their schedule with a terrible 1-6 record and a win over only Division I-AA Illinois State. I had the Illini penciled in for 1-11. Then the Michigan Wolverines came to Champaign, and left with a humiliating 38-13 beat down. They are probably still looking at 2-10, but a win over Michigan does wonders for the team. So hats off to Ron Zook and the Illini. Good job!
Big Win for Illini Football