Thursday, December 23, 2010

Welcome to the Roller Coaster

There have been plenty of ups and downs for Illini sports over the past month. It's a pretty intense roller coaster. I've been paying attention, even though I haven't posted.

Take the football team...finally bowl eligible after that impressive game at Wrigley, followed by a disappointing loss at Fresno State. The Texas Bowl looks to be a good matchup, although Baylor fans are likely to own the stadium.

The volleyball team dropped a couple tough matches late in the season, but made it to the Sweet Sixteen in the NCAA tournament before falling to Texas, who in turn lost to eventual national champions Penn State (again).

And then there's the basketball team. They looked great against the Tar Heels (it's always fun to beat those boys) and Gonzaga. They looked not-so-great against Oakland (regardless of the ball size), Northern Colorado, and UIC. They looked better against Missouri, but the roller coaster ride between the Davis steal and Richardson 3 to the Tisdale intentional(???) foul seems to express the season well to date.

All I can say is I'm glad I'm buckled in...


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