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The Fighting Illini hold onto a 42-34 win against Southern Illinois and snap a nine-game losing streak

The Illini probably wished their season opener against Southern Illinois would’ve ended at half time. After leading 25-7 at the half, the Illini fought off a feisty Saluki comeback to hold onto the 42-34 victory. After trailing 7-3 after the first quarter, under new offensive coordinator Bill Cubit, the Illinois offense came alive in the second. In the Illini’s second drive of the quarter senior quarterback ...

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Bulls Show: Nillz Hitz (Vol. 3)

A lot of words on the "nothingness" of the latest D. Rose updates and a quick update on the downward trending Bulls. D-RAMA. First we had LeBron’s “Decision,” last year we endured Howard’s “Dwightmare,” now the NBA’s biggest off court storyline this season is developing into Rose’s “D-Rama.” It has been a rather turbulent few days for the Bulls, their former MVP, and fans. On Tuesday, Jeff Zillgitt of the U ...

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Bulls Show 32: Recaps, Road Trips, Rumors & Report Cards (Part 2)

In the second of our "back to back," class is in session with Professor Mitch & Nillz as we dish out mid-season grades to the Bulls, currently 4th in the Eastern conference. We also preview all-star weekend and touch on the latest NBA news & notes in the world-famous 2-man Fastbreak. Bulls Show 32: Recaps, Road Trips, Rumors & Report Cards (Part 2) Click here for Part 1 (Episode 31). Subscribe t ...

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Bulls Show 31: Recaps, Road Trips, Rumors & Report Cards (Part 1)

After a 2 week hiatus, Mitch & Nillz return with unexpected back to back episodes. In part 1, we reflect on the smack down laid by San Antonio's JV team and the recent 6 game road trip. Mitch then does his best GarPax impersonation and decides whether he would accept the recently rumored trades involving the Bulls. Bulls Show 31: Recaps, Road Trips, Rumors & Report Cards (Part 1) Check back later to ...

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Bulls D-feat Celtics in Beantown

Derrick Rose returned to the line-up after missing the last game with turf toe. He hardly showed any sign of the injury in a match-up against a head-to-head position arch-rival, Rajon Rondo. The Celtics were showing their age in many ways all game long. At the start of the game, the Bulls outran the Celtics fairly well, holding them to only 13 points in the first quarter. It would have been 11 points, if no ...

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Richard Hamilton Gives Chicago Bulls the Best Starting Lineup in NBA

I can say with confidence that the Chicago Bulls have the best starting lineup in the NBA. Chicago is set apart from many of the other star-filled lineups in the league like the Miami Heat, Boston Celtics, Oklahoma City Thunder and even the New York Knicks, in that the Bulls can boast the most well rounded starting five in basketball. While the Heat may have two of the biggest stars in the league in Dwyane ...

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Into the Vault: 2009 – Celtics Vs. Bulls – Game 6 – 3OT (End of Lock-out Edition)

In Episode 3 of "Into the Vault," we celebrate the end of the 149-day NBA lock-out by enjoying the series that marked the end of the "Baby Bulls" era. This series propelled Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah into the NBA spotlight against the defending champion Boston Celtics. Here are the highlights of the best game of, what is widely considered to be, the most exciting and competitive NBA Playoff series of last ...

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The Chicago Bulls Bounce Boston Celtics as Rose Dominates Rondo

Derrick Rose scored 30 points and dished out eight dimes as the Chicago Bulls defeated the Boston Celtics 97-81 on Thursday evening in Chicago.  After a competitive first half, the Bulls pulled away in the third period.  It was Chicago's defense that started to shut down the Celtics' attack, and the team never looked back. On two occasions, Rose went right around Rajon Rondo of the Celtics--- crossing him o ...

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Derrick Rose, Thibs Guides Boozerless Bulls Past Hawks

On the eve of the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the first Chicago Bulls'  championship team, Horace Grant and Scottie Pippen were in the house as the Bulls-Hawks game.  It wasn't the "Madhouse on Madison" of old, across the street in Chicago Stadium.  But these new-breed Bulls are doing their great, past teams some justice with their play. The Chicago Bulls have now wo ...

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Derrick Rose: 10 Reasons He’s the NBA’s Most Exciting Player To Watch

From the moment the Chicago Bulls selected the 6'3'' guard from Simeon Career Academy High School with the first pick of the 2008 NBA Draft, Derrick Rose had a massive burden on his shoulders.  The hometown kid had the expectations placed upon him to lead his beloved childhood team back to the peak of the NBA mountain top. Most people did not believe that the 19-year-old had what it took to lead the Chicago ...

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