A Long Night In Champaign

We very much enjoyed our trip to Champaign on Saturday, even if we watched our Illini lose, once again, to those Michigan Wolverines. A note to Michigan fans: As if you didn't already know, your fans travel very well.

It's worth noting that the Illini lost because of poor quarterback play, but they really lost because of a disastrous muffed punt by returner/wide receiver Kyle Hudson late in the game which led to the winning touchdown. We sadly report that Hudson ... is from Mattoon. This is what happens when you have white punt returners.

Before the loss, the Illini extended coach Ron Zook's contract though the 2012 season. The money? Ron Zook doesn't care about your money.

"As long as I got my ski boat, I'm good to go," Zook said.

Don't you know it!

A Long Night In Champaign

Ron Zook sweats intensity!

One-Dimensional Illini Can't End Curse [Decatur Herald And Review]
Zook's Future At Illinois Looks Bright [Chicago Tribune]