Northwestern takes series on Sunday’s 7-5 win

The Northwestern offensive punch returned today as they defeated Illinois 7-5 Sunday. We saw too much of this today Illini starter Kevin Manson saw way too many celebrations at home plate, today.  He gave up four Wildcat homeruns in 4 2/3 innings.  Unfortunately, Manson was throwing beach balls as everything…

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Woot, woot, Lutes!

Boy, it sure is fun when the Illini win! In Illini Nation, Craig Lutes is the hero of the day.  Yes, he’s in that mob of Illinois players you see in the above photo.  Not only is he the one who hit the walk-off homerun against the Northwestern Wildcats today…

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Photos of the 2010 Bleacher Bum Barbecue at Illinois Field

Friday was Bleacher Bum Barbecue at Illinois Field.  I thought I’d post some photos reflective of today’s events.  If you’re looking for an update of the Illinois-Northwestern game itself, here it is). Catcher Adam Davis was confident before the game   Tonight’s attendance was the fifth largest in history  …

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Illinois sweeps NU; Grabs first place for themselves

Illinois and starting pitcher Bryan Roberts took care of business today as they shut out Northwestern Wildcats 9-0 at Rocky Miller Park in Evanston.  With help from Michigan who defeated Ohio State, they are now in sole possession of first place in the Big Ten conference. Roberts was lights out…

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ILL 15 NU 12: ‘Cats make it interesting

Now, that Illinois win was just a little TOO interesting. With a 15-3 lead going into the bottom of the seventh inning, the Northwestern Wildcats rallied for nine runs to make it close.  Fortunately, Will Strack came in and shut the door on the ‘Cats, pitching a perfect ninth.  The…

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