My Thursday, Aug. 29, column from CBS Chicago …
(That probably tells you everything you need to know about my excitement level for Tim Beckman’s latest pigskin product).
On Wednesday, Illinois officially released its basketball schedule for the 2013-14 season. It offers a wealth of interesting plotlines, and I thought I’d share my thoughts about five of them today.
Hey, anything to keep my mind off football, ya know?
UIC at the UC?
As part of a longstanding contractual agreement within the greater university of Illinois umbrella, the Illini are required to play UIC in Chicago once every three years.
But why is this a long-term contract? And exactly who agreed to it?
On Dec. 28, the Illini and Flames will face off again at the United Center. I really don’t have a problem with Illinois playing UIC once every three years, but I do have a problem with the game needing to be in Chicago – and gobbling up a United Center date.
Continue reading at CBSChicago.com …