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Illini Basketball / Re: Looking for new I-N ownership
« Last post by Hawk on July 13, 2020, 05:05:20 PM »
Hawk:

Hard to believe the site is at an end, but this is reality.  I know Hawk started things on August 10 years ago, and I followed over from the ESPN site on August 15 th, not too far behind him.  The site and the fellowship has been as good as it gets.  I will miss the site.

Thank you Hawk for all the hours, and hours of work.  There is no way to repay you for that.

Final comments from me are as follows:

1. Most hated moment during the site - Eric Gordon recruitment debacle

2. Most enjoyed fellow posters - (besides Hawk) Original Joe for his good commentary and same mind set as myself almost always, and Reaper for his fellowship in the dislike or I might even say hate of Michigan, or as Reaper would say "scum", and his being a fellow "gladiator" to the end.

3. The eternal optimist - Player25: If one ever needed a positive boost, he was your man

4. Greatest Disappointment - I became addicted to the "speed racer" arcade game that used to be on the site.  I was never able to beat Hawk's score no matter how long I tried. You are the champion my friend, and I was not worthy of beating you.

5. Best Information on Recruiting bar none from everyone involved.  It will be tough to get this information elsewhere with any credibility.

That's all for me sad to say, but the end is near.  So, for the last time from me:

Peace from Detroit

thanks Bones! take care my friend!
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Illini Basketball / Re: Looking for new I-N ownership
« Last post by bones54 on July 13, 2020, 02:11:37 PM »
Hawk:

Hard to believe the site is at an end, but this is reality.  I know Hawk started things on August 10 years ago, and I followed over from the ESPN site on August 15 th, not too far behind him.  The site and the fellowship has been as good as it gets.  I will miss the site.

Thank you Hawk for all the hours, and hours of work.  There is no way to repay you for that.

Final comments from me are as follows:

1. Most hated moment during the site - Eric Gordon recruitment debacle

2. Most enjoyed fellow posters - (besides Hawk) Original Joe for his good commentary and same mind set as myself almost always, and Reaper for his fellowship in the dislike or I might even say hate of Michigan, or as Reaper would say "scum", and his being a fellow "gladiator" to the end.

3. The eternal optimist - Player25: If one ever needed a positive boost, he was your man

4. Greatest Disappointment - I became addicted to the "speed racer" arcade game that used to be on the site.  I was never able to beat Hawk's score no matter how long I tried. You are the champion my friend, and I was not worthy of beating you.

5. Best Information on Recruiting bar none from everyone involved.  It will be tough to get this information elsewhere with any credibility.

That's all for me sad to say, but the end is near.  So, for the last time from me:

Peace from Detroit
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Illini Basketball / Re: Looking for new I-N ownership
« Last post by illiniproph on July 12, 2020, 08:42:33 AM »
Well, I am very sorry to see it go.  Thanks Hawk for all you have done.  We are in the craziest time I can ever remember.  Hope you all stay safe.  God bless and Go Illini.
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Illini Basketball / Re: Looking for new I-N ownership
« Last post by Hawk on July 10, 2020, 05:12:41 PM »
Likewise - I will miss this site. I still am baffled where everyone went and why they stopped visiting here.

Hawk - thanks for all your time and effort throughout the years.

ILL-INI to all of you and long live the CHIEF!

people got older, social media exploded over this time..two big factors

also taking away the off topics forum limited some people coming here too, but I think the previous two mentioned things were the biggest and major contributors
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Illini Basketball / Re: Looking for new I-N ownership
« Last post by UEACES80 on July 09, 2020, 06:30:15 PM »
Likewise - I will miss this site. I still am baffled where everyone went and why they stopped visiting here.

Hawk - thanks for all your time and effort throughout the years.

ILL-INI to all of you and long live the CHIEF!


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Illini Basketball / Re: Looking for new I-N ownership
« Last post by TrentMusgrave on July 09, 2020, 02:48:44 PM »
I've been a more 'johnny come lately' poster, but have had I-N as one of my homepages.  Thanks for everything!
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Illini Basketball / Re: Looking for new I-N ownership
« Last post by matfive2 on July 09, 2020, 01:08:58 PM »
Wow, the end has arrived. I am going to miss this site. I remember migrating over here from the ESPN boards with many of you so many years ago. I know I have not posted much in the last several years but I always checked this site for the most up-to-date information.

I actually still have my Illini-Nation t-shirt.

Best wishes to you Hawk and all of the other members in the future. 

Hopefully, last year's almost NCAA tourney birth will be the beginning of an Illini basketball Renaissance!!!



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Illini Basketball / Re: Looking for new I-N ownership
« Last post by Reaper on July 08, 2020, 04:57:10 PM »
I've been here since the beginning and it's been a pleasure. Take care of yourself Hawk and everyone in the IN nation please be safe!

LET IT RIP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  ;)
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Illini Basketball / Re: Looking for new I-N ownership
« Last post by Thanos on July 08, 2020, 03:14:30 AM »
Hawk, it’s been a great run! As you know, I’ve been around since the beginning but pretty much lurked over the last few years.  I’m sorry to see the Board go... but I completely understand.  Thank you for everything you’ve done over the last decade plus.  Good Luck and Take Care, my friend.
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