The final dose of hate for the season is a good one: Northwestern sucks.
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Illinois weathers cold-shooting first half to beat Brown on Monday.
Illinois's sophomores are stepping up exactly how fans hoped they would early in the season.
Illinois wins and Tim Beckman lives to die another day.
You don't even have to talk about any scandals, that's how much Penn State sucks.
The Illini men picked up a pair of wins in its first weekend of play, but in opposite ways.
Chris tries to abide by his parents' advice in recapping the latest Illini football misadventure.
In case you didn't know, Iowa is really awful. Here are a few reasons why.
Illinois has a talented roster, but does its nonconference schedule set the team up for success? Chris breaks it down.
THE Ohio State University is clearly overcompensating for something. Probably the fact that it sucks.
Illinois won a conference game at Memorial Stadium, the defense played well, and the world didn't end. Chris tries to come to grips with these realities after the game.
Minnesota is almost too easy to make fun of... almost.
Football season is still dragging on, but basketball is coming soon and the Illini are loaded with depth and poised for a good season.
Save your Tim Beckman hate for Saturday and focus all your enmity on Wisconsin today.
A lot of Illinois football coaches deserve to lose their jobs after losing to Purdue, but will it solve anything?
It's so easy to hate Purdue, so this week's edition of shade throwing is a treat.
Illinois plays Nebraska to kick-off Big Ten season this week, here's your weekly dose of trash talk to preview the game.
Ahead of their Pygmalion performance, Chris chats with Iain Cook of CHVRCHES about touring, songwriting, and a little dose of Scottish politics for good measure.
Martin Courtney takes some time to talk to Chris about his band Real Estate before their show at Krannert Center for Pygmalion Festival on Thursday evening.
Chris sat through the rain delay so you didn't have to, but even after an Illini win he's less confident in the team than ever.
Illinois is playing Texas State in football this week, you don't know or care about Texas State, but Chris did the research on how to hate them anyway.
After an up-and-down game, Illinois came up with a rally when it counted. Chris breaks down what they did and did not do right against Western Kentucky.
You probably don't know much about Western Kentucky, so Chris is here to enlighten you to all the different ways to dislike them before they play Illinois on Saturday.
Illinois football got off to a rocky start Saturday, squeaking past some team called the Penguins, thanks to a big fourth quarter.
Chris breaks down the upcoming Illinois football season. Spoiler: It may not be quite so painful to watch this year.
Chris profiles Mark Rubel and Pogo Studio, showcasing what it brought to the table.
You may not have noticed, but Ben Juday and Analog Outfitters have been in our backyard quietly turning old organs into some of the best guitar amplifiers around.
Chris reviews the sights of Champaign Park District's fantastic music festival, Mariposa.
Jessica Lea Mayfield lets her grunge rock roots shine on her latest album, Make My Head Sing. Ahead of her performance at the Mariposa Music Festival, we spoke with her about how playing these songs has made her happier than ever.
A lot of great options this week, especially for fans of alt-country and folk.
This short week isn't too heavy on shows, but Saturday offers a great time for anyone and everyone.
With Canopy Club shut down for Summer Camp, other venues are left to pick up the slack this week. They handle the job ably with a few great shows.
Phantogram are coming to the Virginia Theater tonight, but don't let those pesky seats in the auditorium keep you from having a good time. We talk to Josh Carter about the upcoming show.
Chris hit up the Black Joe Lewis and Pickwick show at the Highdive last night, and has some photographic evidence to prove it.
By writing a blog post shaming a high school athlete for poor behavior, The News-Gazette's Executive Sports Editor showed a worse lack of class.
Champaign's newest guitar shop, The Upper Bout, wants to do more than sell you a guitar — it wants to be a part of the community.
In this installment, Chris chats with singer-songwriter Emily Otnes about how her style has changed and what new music she has to share.
Chris examines the music of Pygmalion Music Festival act Dawes, and what separates the band from the rest of the musical landscape, prior to their performance on Friday.
Chris talks with The Dodos' drummer Logan Kroeber about how the band created its Polyvinyl debut, Carrier, ahead of their performance at the Highdive.
This week Chris catches up with local roots rockers Neoga Blacksmith and gets to the bottom of whether any of them is actually a blacksmith or from Neoga.
In the latest installment of Soundcheck, Chris chats with Kevin Miller, a.k.a. DJ Belly.
Chris sits down and talks to local post-rock/screamo outfit Enta for the next installment of Soundcheck.