bob, bob, bob: another chicago letdown at the united center for illini
"...Illinois didn't get to choose the opponent. Or the timing. That was left to the B1G & TV..."
Thatís when a smart DIA pulls the #### out.*
Yeah, I guess this is the way I'd lean. JMHO.*
Should've consulted this guy...
IIRC we were allowed to submit a list of schools that we were open to playing at the UC
Had to assume we at least needed to give a courtesy call to OSU.
I think we were looking for a good opponent to play for that game
Rutgers is a Saturday home date for us... ;-) *
This is correct*
Why is it hard to believe?
I find it difficult to understand how the Big Ten could be so obtuse.
For me, you're screwed if you go weeknight.
That's the problem, giving up control of the whole thing
Damed if I know. :-)
Is there a long-term contract to play there? Or would it be hard to get back into the UC if we quit?
no, there's no contract. it's a year by year thing
Well Coach, perhaps not having your team be so shitty would help?*
Right. That game drew plenty back when (a) we didn't suck and (b) we played good teams at the UC
95% of that is A.
honestly if the team were good the opponent wouldn't make that much difference IMO
We played UIC there in 2003, and drew 15,415*
Huh. Looking at the schedule, we played Arkansas at the UC three weeks before that, too*
The UIC game was their home game. *
Jimmy Collins payback, right?
That agreement took forever to play out. *
We played them at Allstate one year around then--maybe 2002?
Looks like Arch had 16 points. Serge had 11, Grif led the team with 21