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Illinois lawmakers want third in-state B1G school


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#1 Oriole85

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 03:46 PM

CBS SportsIllinois lawmakers want third in-state Big Ten school

 

"'Big Ten,' to me, means a top state school,” state senator Michael Connelly said, per the Chicago Sun-Times. “There's a lot of pride in that ... Indiana, Iowa [are] swooping in, and they're taking some of our really [academically] talented kids out of the state — and sometimes for good.”

Yeah, not happening...

 


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Posted 24 March 2014 - 03:53 PM

Hahahaha ok.

 

Connelly and co-sponsor Matt Murphy have introduced a bill that would study if positioning another state school for a Big Ten invite is feasible. A commission of higher education professionals, legislators and students would report back to the legislature next January if the the bill passes.

 

Let me save you all the millions of dollars this will take: No.


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Posted 24 March 2014 - 09:12 PM

First of all, they USED to have three. U of Chicago was a founding member and played in the conference until 1946.

 

Second of all, who would it even be? Northern Illinois? One of the other directional schools? Illinois State or UIC?


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