Jack Cassidy

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Jack Cassidy is the managing editor of the Champaign Room, an alum of the University of Illinois, and a Chicago resident. Living and dying with the Illini builds more characters than digging holes.

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Game Thread: Illinois vs. Clemson


Our postseason lasted longer than Duke's, and don't you forget it.

Jalen Brunson Sets IHSA Playoff Scoring Record, Is Awesome


John Groce in attendance.

OPEN THREAD: NCAA Saturday Schedule


Here's your tournament open thread, complete with schedule, TV, announcers, and venue.

OPEN THREAD: March Madness, Day Two


Wow. Thursday was outstanding. Here's to raising a glass and hoping that Friday is half as fun.

An All-Time Great John Groce GIF


Our ball coach is fiery and excited. He drinks coffee. He snags recruits. He wins games. Our ball coach is one hell of a ball coach, and this GIF might make you love him even more.


HIGHLIGHTS: Illinois Defeats Boston U

Rayvonte Rice went nuts, scored 28 and defeated the Boston Terriers almost singlehandedly.

NIT 2014, Second Round Schedule


The first round is done and the second round is set. Here's the schedule and TV information.



Breathe in the wonder of this glorious day. Enjoy its beauty. Watch its hoops.


Game Thread: NIT 2014, Illinois vs. Boston U.

Illinois' postseason kicks off tonight against the

M.J. Rhett, 6-foot-8 fifth year PF from Tennessee St., has offer from Illinois


Rhett averaged 11 points and nine rebounds last year.

The N'western Loss & The Year That Could've Been


When we look back at the 2013-14 basketball season, we'll see a clear turning point. It happened in January against that awful basketball team from Evanston.

Who are the Boston Terriers?


The Boston Terriers are mostly a mystery to us, so we went right to the source and got some answers. Here's what you need to know about Illinois' first round NIT opponent.

Temple PF Anthony Lee to Transfer, Illinois in Mix


Temple PF Anthony Lee will transfer for his fifth and final collegiate season, and Illinois is in the running. Does this mean that Austin Colbert is transferring?

NIT 2014: Bracket and Schedule


Tip times, dates, and the full bracket for the 2014 NIT.

The Future of Illinois Basketball


The NIT is well and good for this season. But with the new talent ready to take the floor, expectations will be a bit higher from now on.


GameThread: Illinois vs. Michigan, B1G Round Two

Get a win, find yourself on the bubble. That's what we have to look forward to today.

Jalen Brunson Scores 34, John Groce in Attendance


Groce won't quit on this kid, and this kid won't quit scoring. Another 34 points for the state's best point guard.


John Groce Previews the Big Ten Tournament

Indiana, Illinois, Nnanna Egwu, the conference, the awards. The preview.

Which 11:00 A.M. Game of Old Will We See?


For the third year in-a-row, Illinois opens the Big Ten Tournament on Thursday morning. Will 2014 be a 2012, or a 2013?

2014 Big Ten Tournament Bracket


Start times and TV included

A Path Worthy of the Bubble


The Illini have set themselves up with a legitimate path to the bubble. From here, two wins might be enough.

Illinois 66, Iowa 63: Jon 3Key Kills the Hawkeyes


Jon Ekey nails a last second 3-pointer to beat Iowa and provide one of the best moments of the 2013-14 season.


Game Thread: Illinois vs. Iowa

And so we say farewell, regular season.

Aaron Jordan Named to Chicago All-Area Team


The Illini commit is one of the 20 best Chicago-area players, according to the Sun-Times. Illini target Jalen Brunson also made the list.

Illini Pro Day & Blind Résumés


JB's draft stock slipped quite a bit after his performance at the NFL Combine. But he's got talent, and the blind résumés prove it. Also: full Illinois Pro Day results.

State Farm Center Renovation is Underway


The floor is up and the renovation has begun. Take a look at the renderings and get excited for a pretty new stadium.

Wes Lunt's Making Bill Cubit Blush


He threw this here ball clear over the stadium. I seen't it, I tell ya.

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