Pregame Glance II: Illinois

Game Number two of the season series between the Ohio State Buckeyes and Illinois Fighting Ilini rolls on tomorrow night on ESPN/ESPN3 at 7 PM ET. The Buckeyes look to put two losses in their last three games behind them. Meanwhile, the struggling Illini look to a repeat performance from Brandon Paul the last time […]

Buckeye Basketball Breakdown: Hot Hands

Many of you probably could have guessed, had you know that a Basketball Breakdown was pending, that this would be the topic of choice for this week. For those that couldn’t, you probably didn’t see the incredible 43 point display that Illinois guard Brandon Paul put on the Buckeyes on Tuesday night. You don’t necessarily […]

Pregame Glance: Illinois

The Bucks continue their road tour by taking on the enigmatic Fighting Illini in Urbana-Champaign. Here’s the data: School: University of Illinois Location: Urbana and Champaign, Illinois Founded: 1867 Student Population: 41,495 School Type: Public Division: NCAA Conference: Big Ten Conference Stadium: Assembly Hall Seating: 16,618 Built: 1963 Head Coach: Bruce Weber Year: 7th

tBBC Radio Hour: 2011 Basketball Season Preview Part 1

It’s nearly time for the Basketball Bucks to take the hardwood again, and Eric and Joe Dexter are here to talk all things hardwood! The pair reminisces about last years great squad, and looks forward to the things to come – particularly newcomers Amir Williams and Shannon Scott. They also talk about the gains made […]

B1G Basketball Preview: Illinois

Coupled with our individual player previews, and given that the Ohio State bye week is so cleverly timed, we wanted to take the opportunity to break down the Big Ten teams going into this season. Up first is the Illinois Fighting Illini. Last Season: Illinois had a reasonably successful year, making the NCAA Tournament as […]

Are you not Entertained? Illinois

The Buckeyes managed to put together a decent 17-7 win on the strength of some great defensive play, and some solid running from the offense. Seriously, who needs a passing game? It’s not like anyone really asked for it anyway. Mali: Lower The Boom. I don’t think the balance was quite right, but you simply […]

tBBC Postgame Show: Illinois

Eric is joined by Malibuckeye, Joe Dexter and Michael of Our Honor Defend to discuss the Ohio State 17-7 win over Illinois today in Urbana-Champaign. They focus on the excellent running game displayed by Boom Herron, Jordan Hall and Carlos Hyde (who retracted the twitter statement discussed in this podcast after we recroded). We also […]

No Passing Fancy: Ohio State beats Illinois 17-7

Coming into Saturday’s action against the Illinois Fighting Illini, Buckeyes fans knew that it was going to take an ugly game for the Buckeyes to win. Nobody would of ever guessed it would of been that big of a possession and turnover battle with just one completed pass for the Buckeyes all afternoon long. Wait, […]

Buckeye LiveBlog: Illinois

It’s Saturday again, so that means it’s time for another Buckeye LiveBlog! The Buckeyes travel to Urbana-Champaign today to take on the Fighting Zooks. Make sure to stop by and chat with all of your favorite bloggers including: Our Honor Defend, Men of the Scarlet and Gray, Silver Bullets, and Fox Sports Ohio. The game […]

What do you Want to see on Saturday? Illinois Edition

The Buckeyes travel to Urbana-Champaign this weekend to take on the undefeated Fighting Zookers Illini.  What do the guys here at the BBC want to see this weekend? Mali: Lower The Boom. I don’t know if it means special teams or in the backfield, but Daniel Herron has waited long enough. The challenge will be […]

Keys to the Game – Illinois

The Buckeyes are 3-3 for the first time since 2004. The Buckeyes are one loss away from having as many losses as 2004 The Buckeyes are one loss away from possessing their first losing record since 1999 when they lost their opener to Miami (FL). If you prefer not to count losing the opener, then […]

Big Ten Preview: Getting Ready for a B1G Season

It’s that time of the year again folks! With the football season now a week away, it’s time to take you deep into the heart of Midwest football as we preview the Big Ten Conference.   Despite last year’s play resulting in a three way tie for the conference crown, this upcoming season in the […]

B1G Men's Tournament Day 2

Yesterday was quite the day in B1G Tournament action!  All of the games were well fought battles by all involved, and it was sad to see a few teams’ seasons end. To quickly recap the action: Northwestern defeated the Minnesota Golden Gophers 75-65.  It’s probably not enough to finish off Minnesota’s season, as they’ll likely […]

Ohio State handles Illinois 89-70

A month after their first meeting in Champaign, the Fighting Illini finally returned the favor in Columbus.  Sadly for Illinois, they weren’t able to pay-back the result, falling to the Buckeyes 89-70.  Ohio State returned to their pre-Wisconsin form, destroying a team with solid shooting and excellent defense for the first time in the last […]

Basketball LiveBlog: Illinois Redux

Welcome to today’s Basketball LiveBlog! Surprised? You shouldn’t be! The Buckeyes have a quick turnaround after the rough loss to Purdue, and must now play Illinois at home. This is a great practice run for the NCAA tournament, with two tough games in a two day spacing. And you better believe the Illini are going […]

Ohio State defeats tough Illinois 73-68

The Buckeyes and Illini collided in Urbana-Champaign in one of the toughest matchups the Buckeyes had faced all season.  The Buckeyes demonstrated that they may be the real deal, coming back from eight down in the second half to beat the Illini 73-68 away from the friendly confines of Value City Arena.  The Bucks rode […]

Basketball LiveBlog: Illinois

Welcome to your LiveBlog for today’s game in Urbana-Champaign!  The Buckeyes play a team today that is easily one of the top teams in the conference, making this one of the toughest fights the Bucks will have seen all season.  Antacid tablets are not only recommended, but required for this game. Click here for the […]