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Tom Fornelli

  • joined Jun 03, 2010
  • last login Jul 12, 2014
  • posts 1355
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Guy who writes words about sports.

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User Blog

Why Nate Doesn't Play Defense

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Though he might still be our best tackler.

GameThread
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GameThread: Illinois vs. Ohio State

A team that's lost 19 straight Big Ten games against a team that's won 21 straight games.

Cliff Isn't Coming

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And darkness washed over The Champaign Room.

Leron Black has signed his letter of intent

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No Quentin Snider stuff going on here.

Illini to wear special helmets tomorrow

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I likes em.

These Four Things: Illinois vs. Ohio State

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Yeah, there's a football game tomorrow. You probably forgot.

Quentin Snider Signs With Louisville

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So he completed the first 360 of his college career.

CLIFF ALEXANDER HAS MADE HIS DECISION

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After months and months of waiting, Cliff Alexander has finally made a decision.

You Bet Your Ass: Week 12

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Pride goeth before the fall.

Illinois 64 Valparaiso 52

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Wins are wins, but that was not the nicest win I've ever seen.

Ray Rice's Putback Dunk

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So at least one of the 15 putback dunk attempts worked tonight.

GameThread
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GameThread: Illinois vs. Valparaiso

You can actually watch this game on TV unless you're too poor to afford cable.

Michael Finke has signed his NLI

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John Groce can mention him by name now.

Valpo Could Cause Some Problems For The Illini

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We're only three games into the season, sure, but tonight's game will be the toughest test the Illini have faced so far.

#AskTCR: So About These New Rules...

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YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, WE HAVE ANSWERS. THOUGH NOT ALL ANSWERS MAY BE TO THE QUESTIONS YOU WERE ASKING.

B1G Power Rankings

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Or as the power rankings should really be called: Ohio State and then what?

Jahlil Okafor and Tyus Jones also making announcement on Friday

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WHAT DOES IT MEAN? I don't know, and you don't either. You'll find out on Friday.

Simon Cvijanovic Won't Play Against Ohio State

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Well now we're totally going to lose.

Scheelhaase A Finalist For Wuerffel Award

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No, we didn't know what the Wuerffel Award was before we got the email.

The TCR Top 40

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The Champaign Room Top 40 thinks Top 25 polls are for wimps.

Cliff won't cut list down before Friday

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In spite of the rumors that he would cut a team this week before announcing on Friday, Alexander's mom said he's not cutting anybody. So on Friday it's down to Illinois, Kansas, Memphis and DePaul. And, NO, I did not list those schools in alphabetical order.

Things To Do While Waiting For Cliff Alexander

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There are still five days to go before Cliff Alexander makes a decision. That's plenty of time to do something that isn't stalking Cliff Alexander.

Video
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Video: Illinois 86 Jax State 62 Highlights

Follow The Champaign Room on Twitter at @Champaign_Room and Like us on Facebook. You can follow Tom Fornelli on Twitter at @TomFornelli.

Illinois 86 Jacksonville State 62

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The Illini improved to 2-0 on Sunday night, but there's another trend in college basketball that has me worried.

GameThread
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GameThread: Illinois vs. Jacksonville State

Just what we need to wash the football taste out of our mouths.

Video
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Video: Indiana 52 Illinois 35 Highlights

Relive the glory.

The Day After: What Is There To Say?

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I can look for the words but that doesn't mean I'm actually going to find them.

Dancing Indiana Bro

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This is how Hoosiers dance.

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