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by ChiRedbirdfan
Mon May 21, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Men's Basketball
Topic: Arch Madness No Longer at Scottrade Center
Replies: 21
Views: 967

Re: Arch Madness No Longer at Scottrade Center

I was excited that it might be moving out of St. Louis. It might be better in Moline...in a smaller arena, cheaper hotels, etc. Heck, I'd be okay with them just rotating it throughout the valley universities...we could get the home court advantage once in a while. That might put us over the top. Wa...
by ChiRedbirdfan
Mon May 21, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: Offseason Wish List
Replies: 138
Views: 11085

Re: Offseason Wish List

I really don't want Horton to go. It's valuable space and when you give space away you rarely get it back. Just needs to be better taken care of. . I've been in many amazing new practice facilities. I can't think of a single school that then tore down an existing Fieldhouse. And the bleachers on th...
by ChiRedbirdfan
Mon May 21, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Men's Basketball
Topic: Zenger out at Kansas
Replies: 28
Views: 942

Re: Zenger out at Kansas

It was really just a matter of time. He's a nice guy, but he spent a lot more time talking about what he was going to accomplish, than accomplishing it. As usual you are leaving out an important component. Yes Sheahon Zenger talked about the potential here at Illinois State being similar to Kansas ...
by ChiRedbirdfan
Sun May 20, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Men's Basketball
Topic: Eight-Man Rotation?
Replies: 29
Views: 1732

Re: Eight-Man Rotation?

There a a lot of new guys that we know are good, only we don't know because they haven't played here yet. :text-+1: Exactly my sentiment. Eight man rotation makes a lot of sense and possible 9 man if ISU gets out and runs/presses and the 8/9 rotation applies only when the game is on the line...so t...
by ChiRedbirdfan
Sun May 20, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Men's Basketball
Topic: 2018-19 MVC Predictions:
Replies: 50
Views: 4902

Re: 2018-19 MVC Predictions:

I could see Vslpo in 4th place next year. IMO they will be competitive in their home gym and should pick off some road wins against lower division Valley teams. Don’t know what to think of Bradley because they lost a really good player in Thomas. I predict that Valparaiso will beat Loyola at least ...
by ChiRedbirdfan
Sat May 19, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Men's Basketball
Topic: Muller's Summer Press Conference
Replies: 40
Views: 2843

Re: Muller's Summer Press Conference

Humdinger wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 3:49 pm
ChiRedbirdfan wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 9:23 pm

Can never have enough depth for the unexpected but a 10 man rotation is too much.

Disagree. Wichita has excelled with a deep rotation.
There are always meaningful exceptions but conventional basketball wisdom and strategy says otherwise.
by ChiRedbirdfan
Fri May 18, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Men's Basketball
Topic: Muller's Summer Press Conference
Replies: 40
Views: 2843

Re: Muller's Summer Press Conference

When your 6th-10th best players on your squad are better than the oppositions 6-10, you speed the game up and press. I think we'll see a lot of up tempo play next year. Last year, we had to revert to zone to protect our minutes and bigs.... we dont need to do that this year. It's going to be fun to...
by ChiRedbirdfan
Thu May 17, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Men's Basketball
Topic: Muller's Summer Press Conference
Replies: 40
Views: 2843

Re: Muller's Summer Press Conference

So who are the 13 scholly players? 1- Milik 2- Fayne 3- Boogie 4-Keyshawn 5-Copeland 6-Jefferson 7-Elijah 8-Taylor 9-Rey 10-Abdou 11-Boyd 12- Fisher 13-Hillsman. WO:Chastain WO:Gassman WO: Hein. Though Muller didn't speak directly to it, I believe Gassman will lose his and Chastain will stay off sc...
by ChiRedbirdfan
Tue May 15, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Basketball Recruiting
Topic: 2019 - Francis Okoro, 6-9/225, C, Normal Community West HS
Replies: 99
Views: 13026

Re: 2019 - Francis Okoro, 6-9/225, C, Normal Community West HS

That's pretty good for Okoro. Has Payton been slowed by injury? No idea on Payton but was thinking the same thing as respects to possibly an injury? Alternatively I heard MeanStreets was loaded up with out of state players this year and sometimes there are not enough shots to be had and some player...
by ChiRedbirdfan
Tue May 15, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Basketball Recruiting
Topic: 2019 - Francis Okoro, 6-9/225, C, Normal Community West HS
Replies: 99
Views: 13026

Re: 2019 - Francis Okoro, 6-9/225, C, Normal Community West HS

Stating things as fact with nothing back it up it kind of my thing! At least you came clean! I have not seen him play either. I looked at his EYBL Stats from last year and he averaged a double double which is very Impressive as a junior. That is as good as it gets as respects to playing against big...
by ChiRedbirdfan
Tue May 15, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Basketball Recruiting
Topic: 2019 - Francis Okoro, 6-9/225, C, Normal Community West HS
Replies: 99
Views: 13026

Re: 2019 - Francis Okoro, 6-9/225, C, Normal Community West HS

I've been saying it all year...Okoro is overrated. I agree with whoever said Oregon won't be his last stop. Okoro isn't even the best high school basketball player in town. I'd much rather have Abdou over Okoro. ...and when have you seen Abdou play to make this statement? I’m excited about Abdou to...
by ChiRedbirdfan
Tue May 15, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Basketball Recruiting
Topic: 2019 - Francis Okoro, 6-9/225, C, Normal Community West HS
Replies: 99
Views: 13026

Re: 2019 - Francis Okoro, 6-9/225, C, Normal Community West HS

I've been saying it all year...Okoro is overrated. I agree with whoever said Oregon won't be his last stop. Okoro isn't even the best high school basketball player in town. I'd much rather have Abdou over Okoro. ...and when have you seen Abdou play to make this statement? I’m excited about Abdou to...
by ChiRedbirdfan
Mon May 14, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Men's Basketball
Topic: This is what basketball success can do for a school.
Replies: 7
Views: 780

Re: This is what basketball success can do for a school.

The dust still may settle !!! It is my understanding that the Loyola deposit deadline has come and gone so the 2950 incoming class had to commit financially so that looks like a done deal. The new challenge is where to house all of the additional freshman. So it was said that Loyola was planning to...
by ChiRedbirdfan
Mon May 14, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Men's Basketball
Topic: Bulletin board material
Replies: 52
Views: 4421

Re: Bulletin board material

really hopeful that one of the two big freshman is capable of being a starter. No doubt that is a lot to ask. Certainly that would be the ideal situation as Muller could then sub in someone like Tinsley for whomever is starting that game slow (hopefully that is no one) or struggling....tinsley could...
by ChiRedbirdfan
Mon May 14, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Men's Basketball
Topic: This is what basketball success can do for a school.
Replies: 7
Views: 780

Re: This is what basketball success can do for a school.

http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/23500858/donations-loyola-chicago-ramblers-increased-660-percent-final-four-run Excerpts: A trip to the Final Four for Loyola-Chicago has resulted in a 660 percent increase in donations as compared to the previous year, the school announced Mon...
by ChiRedbirdfan
Mon May 14, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Men's Basketball
Topic: Never too early... 18-19 Non-conf schedule
Replies: 111
Views: 11331

Re: Never too early... 18-19 Non-conf schedule

The Valley is going to be very tough this season. Every team needs to win their non-conference games to keep their RPI’s in the top 100. Win the games you’re supposed to win. Going to be a lot of beating up on each other in conference games. Will be hard to get a conference road win at Illinois Sta...
by ChiRedbirdfan
Mon May 14, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Men's Basketball
Topic: Never too early... 18-19 Non-conf schedule
Replies: 111
Views: 11331

Re: Never too early... 18-19 Non-conf schedule

Fun read. https://www.midmajormadness.com/platform/amp/2018/5/14/17320608/how-good-are-the-mountain-west-missouri-valley-challenge-games-anyway-illinois-state-bradley-mvc-mwc?utm_campaign=midmajormadness&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&__twitter_impression=true The Valley is...
by ChiRedbirdfan
Sun May 13, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Men's Basketball
Topic: Bulletin board material
Replies: 52
Views: 4421

Re: Bulletin board material

You’re making my point for me :text-+1: He really did. Seems to me that you have no point, other than if Loyola ends up being better than Illinois State next season you can say “I told you so”, and if Illinois State ends up being better than Loyola (which I am already saying they will) because of t...
by ChiRedbirdfan
Sun May 13, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Men's Basketball
Topic: Bulletin board material
Replies: 52
Views: 4421

Re: Bulletin board material

Not sure what your point is, but my point is “I’m not worried about Loyola in 2018-19” Our 2018-19 'Birds have us all worked up and have a tremendous amount of promise. But there are some realistic concerns (at this moment in time) about Redbirds hoops truly being an NCAA tourney quality team next ...