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DePaul vs. Illinois State Pre-game

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Posted: 12/3/2013 6:59 PM

DePaul vs. Illinois State Pre-game 


Anyone planning on making the trip down for the Depaul - ISU game? Making the drive down there for the first time.  Heard it is a great arena and have never been before.

Go Demons!

Last edited 12/20/2013 8:28 AM by BillyBlueDemon

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Posted: 12/3/2013 7:15 PM

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Anyone planning on making the trip down for the Depaul - ISU game? Making the drive down there for the first time.  Heard it is a great arena and have never been before.

Go Demons!

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Last time I was down in Bloomington for a DePaul game was the game that T Greene hit that winning 3 point shot. As some of you die hards will remember, T Greene foot was on the line. Lol

Get Your Popcorn Ready......Go Blue Demons.

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Posted: 12/3/2013 9:58 PM

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I will be there. It is where I attended college. Redbird Arena is one of the best stadiums in the country.

Posted: 12/3/2013 10:37 PM

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I'll be there and Northwestern.

Posted: 12/3/2013 10:40 PM

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We'll be there. It's an incredibly easy drive straight down I-55, about two hours.

My most memorable Illinois State moment was when Comegys was a freshman. We barely beat them at home just a few months after we lost in the finals of the NIT.  The narrow win over Ill State signaled something troublesome to me, like we may not get back to the dance that year either. But we go on to win 25 games and guess who is our first round opponent -- Illinois State again. While that ends up being an easy game, the second game is another Ray Meyer crunch time masterpiece, a loss to Wake Forest in OT.

Posted: 12/4/2013 10:17 AM

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my one and only time there in Normal - the game in 86-87 where Andy Laux was hitting bombs all over the place, but everyone got really scared when Comegys got hurt and we all thought he blew out his knee.  Strickland was just magnificent in that game.

Posted: 12/4/2013 10:19 AM

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easily my most memorable Illinois State moment - my first game ever attending a DePaul game.  Alumni Hall 1977 - Mark Aguirre walks in and the crowd treats him like royalty (he hadn't committed yet).

Posted: 12/4/2013 10:21 AM

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hopefully Jamee Crockett can have a career day there - he ended his HS career at Redbird on a down note - he singlehandedly almost brought Crete-Monee back from a huge deficit but they didn't have enough at the end.

Posted: 12/4/2013 11:31 AM

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Yes I will be going down for the game.  Let me know if you need a ride

Should be more in tune by then

Jim Wick
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Posted: 12/4/2013 2:06 PM

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easily my most memorable Illinois State moment - my first game ever attending a DePaul game.  Alumni Hall 1977 - Mark Aguirre walks in and the crowd treats him like royalty (he hadn't committed yet).

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Mark was one of the greatest cats to ever come out of the city!!! And he had a underrated but very solid pro career.

Get Your Popcorn Ready......Go Blue Demons.

Posted: 12/4/2013 3:09 PM

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i remember being in college and we played down there. it was around '91 or something. i was going to go but there was hug snowstorm down there. there were few people at the game (winter break) but lo & behold i see my college roommate behind the bench.

how he got down there is beyond me.

Posted: 12/4/2013 10:55 PM

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My two favorite teams, and the only time I cheer against the Demons.

Will be a nice little pre-Christmas game. Looking very forward to making the trip.
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Posted: 12/5/2013 6:36 AM

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ISU,

Even though I am a 1984 ISU grad, still can never root against our Demons. DePaul has always been a bigger part of my life.

Hope the Birds win all other games though.

Posted: 12/5/2013 2:19 PM

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i felt the same way until I got down to school in '94. Being there for the Stallings era certainly helped make them my overall number one of any sports team.

My first ISU/DePaul game as a student at the Rosemont in 95 sure was an ugly one for the 'Birds! Hard to believe they finished second in the Valley that year.

Here's hoping for both teams to get back to competing for league titles sooner than later.

Posted: 12/5/2013 10:24 PM

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Myself, my son and one of his buddies will definitely be there.  Longtime Bluedemon fan that lives right outside of Bloomington/Normal/  A buddy of mine is the President of ISU Credit Union and gave me 3 of his 8 tickets he gets for every athletic event. I hope the ISU fans dont get to upset with 3 dressed in Bludemon gear.   LOL     Go Bluedemons
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Posted: 12/7/2013 11:15 PM

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ISU upsets a ranked Dayton team tonight.
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Posted: 12/8/2013 8:28 AM

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Go Birds!
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Posted: 12/8/2013 2:10 PM

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Watched the second half last night.  ISU has a really good freshman center who will probably be a handful for Depaul when we play them on the 23rd. Very young team though, I heard on the broadcast that they only have 2 players with NCAA experience.

Posted: 12/8/2013 3:52 PM

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I wasn't sure what to expect from a group of unknown freshmen and JUCO transfers, but they are coming together a lot quicker than expected.

Two best players may be sitting out the year, too.
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Posted: 12/10/2013 12:57 PM

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Argh.  So ISU scheduled this as a night game so it wouldn't conflict with the Bears game. 

Now the Bears game has been moved to the NBC Sunday night game opposite the ISU vs. DPU game. 

Any chance ISU changes the time on this one?
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