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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National Signing Day 2014

Stay tuned to The Champaign Room for all your National Signing Day news and updates

Wisconsin 75, Illinois 63: We Lost, Quietly

The stadium was empty, the season's ultimate goal was out of reach, and Wisconsin hit garbage 3-pointers. There was no hope on Tuesday night.


Gamethread: Wisconsin vs. Illinois

We're going to win!

Iowa 81, Illinois 74: The Best Game We Ever Lost

Well, maybe not ever. But damn.


Gamethread: Iowa vs. Illinois

Is today the day the losing streak finally ends?

The Coolest Illini in the Universe: Mike Hopkins

Check out Illinois alum Mike Hopkins' January pictures from the International Space Station.

Indiana 56, Illinois 46: My Eyes Hurt

Illinois went into Bloomington, lost, and looked helpless doing it. I'm not sure where they'll find their next win.


GameThread: Illinois vs. Indiana

A season sweep of the Hoosiers would be mighty sweet. How about it, boys?

GIFs: Leron Black Shines on ESPN

Illinois commit Leron Black played on ESPN on Saturday, and he played well. Here are some GIFs.

Roundtable: What's The Deal With Rayvonte Rice?

Rayvonte Rice is struggling lately. Is that due to his injury? Is that due to tougher competition? We discuss.

Josh Brent Sentenced to 180 Days in Prison, 10 Years Probation


Josh Brent has been sentenced to 180 days in jail after being found guilty of intoxication manslaughter, stemming from a Dec. 2012 car crash that killed teammate Jerry Brown. He faced a possible 20-year sentence. Report via Chicago Tribune

Final: Illinois Gets Winnable Game, Loses

Both teams played poorly enough to lose, and the Illini decided to let Ohio St. have it. This one should have been won.


Game Thread: Ohio St. vs. Illinois

I-L-L...please win.

Josh Brent Guilty Of Intoxication Manslaughter

Josh Brent has been found guilty of intoxication manslaughter after a December 2012 crash that killed teammate Jerry Brown.

Morning Brew: Fill Out A Perfect Bracket, Get $1B

Here's your scoop on how to get rich, how to follow the Senior Bowl, and how Kendrick Nunn is progressing through his freshman season.

Morning Brew: NCAA Backs Off Transfer Proposals

Your hot cup of morning coffee, including the NCAA, the postgame call-in show and a nice rant about winter break games.


Leron Black Highlight Tape

Enjoy this video of the 6-foot-7 Illini commit doing a lot of basketball things, but mostly dunking.

MSU-ILLINOIS FINAL: A Lame, Boring, Hopeless Loss

Michigan State stifled every run, made every big shot and proved to everyone in Illinois that they are much, much better.

Bracketology: Illini Barely On The Outside

After our resume weakened in every way imaginable, Lunardi still gives the Illini a bit of respect, putting them in his first four out.

Purdue 66, Illinois 58: Out-Toughed

Purdue's A.J. Hammons out-rebounded and out-toughed every Illini player on the floor tonight as the Boilermakers edged out the Illini, 66-58.


Game Thread: Illinois Vs. Purdue

Illinois needs to win to get back into the thick of the Big Ten. And to wash that sour Northwestern taste out of our mouth. Discuss.

What Is An Adductor Strain?

Rayvonte Rice has a strained adductor and may miss Wednesday's game against Purdue. What exactly did he hurt?


Morning Brew: 2005, Give Us Good Vibes

We need a pick-me-up. We need to remember the heights this program has reached. So although 2005 may seem like a pipe dream, it was reality. It happened. And Illinois can reach great heights again. Enjoy.

Rayvonte Rice Is A Game-Time Decision

Rayvonte Rice was diagnosed with an adductor strain that may keep him out of Illinois' game with Purdue on Wednesday.

The Worst Loss Imaginable

Cabbie, Northwestern Hospital, Please. This Loss Looks Fatal.


Game Thread: Illinois-Northwestern

Chicago's Big Ten team heads up to Evanston to take on a less-than-stellar Northwestern team. Chat about it.

Will Senior Bowl Push Jonathan Brown Into The NFL?

The traditional Illini pattern takes players from the Senior Bowl and into the NFL Draft. Will Jonathan Brown follow suit?

Morning Brew: Bill Walton Educates The Whole World

My simple mind cannot handle this much truth.

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