"My (late) mother really cared about us two a lot, and I just think that this is something that is making her happy."
Just call it Texit – with some Sooner separation for good measure.
After a Cinderella run as a No. 16 seed in last year's The Basketball Tournament, House of 'Paign could not build on that success this summer.
"Obviously now we have a chance to have one of the most memorable seasons in school history, and that would only further cement his place in our program's record books."
By the end of business Monday, Texas and Oklahoma could officially be headed out of the Big 12, putting the conference on life support.
"For me, the thing that I'll always remember is his smile."
"All those guys deciding to come back is one of the reasons why I wanted to stay. Obviously it's awesome for (us) to come back and give it one more round."
"Certainly the quarterback at Ohio State is gonna have an unbelievable opportunity."
Lee Sports Wisconsin columnist Jim Polzin weighs in on Bret Bielema, saying the Illinois football coach has evolved from the “young, cocky little head coach" who led — and left — the Wisconsin Badgers.
Will the SEC hand over the pass key to the vault?
"The last time I was in this building, it was my last game as a head coach in this conference."
Unlike SEC commissioner Greg Sankey, who suggested Monday at SEC football media days that games for teams in his conference could be forfeited due to COVID-19, Warren's stance wasn't clear.
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"All of this, it's nice, but it doesn't compare to the real world," Palczewski said. "There's actual people going through tough challenges, and (we want) to let them know that we have their backs."
"It's time to bring a national championship back to Champaign."
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