Thursday, December 2, 2021

Illinois supports U basketball

Speaking as an orange- and blue-blooded Fighting Illini fan, I want to wish the Spartans good luck against Arizona this weekend in the Final Four.

After our obvious differences this season, this may sound a bit paradoxical, but trust me - there is nothing we here in Urbana-Champaign would like to see more than the Wildcats’ collective clocks cleaned, Big Ten style.

Your team, your coach and your program are all one class act, deserving of a great season. Our great conference did not really live up to its own hopes this year, so the torch is passed to those who survive.

As much as I wish the Illini were still in the tournament, nothing would be sweeter than a Big Ten team winning it all, and repeating, no less.

Go Big Ten!

Looking forward to a fantastic long-term basketball rivalry between Illinois and MSU.

Matt Mio
University of Illinois organic chemistry graduate student

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