Trinity Christian coach thanked us, again, for coming. Nice guy, class program.
Kentucky Overtakes UNC for No. 1 Spot in AP Poll
Ranking Nation's Top 100 Players for 2015-16
Nation's Top 20 PFs for the 2015 CBB Season
And I got to see Col. Rock, the Western Illinois bulldog, which is always a good day.
Western Illinois 79, Trinity Christian 44. We're done here.
We're losing good people, and that doesn't make for a better product.
Biggest Surprises from the Opening Week of CBB Season
Way-Too-Early Predictions for 2016 Tourney Cinderellas
Seeing all of the names who have taken buyouts at newspapers, we're losing a lot of institutional memory. Not good for journalism.
Meanwhile, with 11:58 left in the game, Western Illinois leads Trinity Christian 58-33.
By the way, for those who missed it earlier, Western Illinois coach Bob Nielson is the Valley's Bruce Craddock Coach of the Year.
Knee-Jerk Reactions to the Start of the 2015-16 Season
UNC Remains No. 1 in AP Poll, Oregon Enters at No. 25
Trinity Christian player is called for a foul, raises his hand in the old-time basketball tradition, and it's the best thing ever.
Today's game sponsor is Burlington Trailways. #oneofourown
Western Illinois has a 14-10 lead, 11:25 in the first half. Trolls hanging around.
Western Illinois Shocks No. 17 Wisconsin 69-67 in Opener
Ranking the Nation's Top 20 Point Guards
Ultimate Guide to the 2015-16 CBB Season
Leatherneck football coaches working hard today, preparing for Saturday's FCS playoff game. Always good to see them.
The Trolls have an early 5-3 lead at Western Hall. 16:11 left in the first half.
Trinity Christian coach just thanked us for being here. "Appreciate you guys," he said. Big Ten coaches do that, too. :)
UNC Opens No. 1 in AP Preseason Poll
Sleepers for CBB Player of the Year
Each Preseason Top 25 Team's Most Intriguing Player
I'm at Western Hall to get some football stuff, and to cover Western Illinois men's hoops against the Trinity Christian Trolls. Yes, Trolls.
Forecast for Lincoln/Omaha on Thanksgiving is for rain turning to freezing rain/sleet turning to snow.
UK, UNC Tied Atop USA Today Preseason Poll
Early Guide to the 2015-16 Season
Winter storm watch for the Lincoln/Omaha area on Thursday.
We're done here.
Predicting Player of the Year in Every CBB Conference
Predicting CBB's Best 3-Pt Shooting Teams
Oh, awesome — ice in eastern Nebraska on Thursday. That Thanskgiving drive to Lincoln is going to be a lot of fun.
Illinois is down by 13 to Chicago State at the moment.
Ranking Most Overlooked Recruits in Last Decade
Ranking Conferences by Projected 2016 Tourney Bids
Marquette, dominated by Iowa last week at home, defeats LSU.
The Monday Tipoff: Hawkeyes in Florida, and in Austin. BIG TEN STOCK WATCH, games to watch, and the wise AP ballot. https://t.co/RwOyv8l7M2
Like him or not, Kyle Busch's comeback to win the Sprint Cup title was pretty impressive.
And farewell, Jeff Gordon. Well done.
Of course, a cowtion for "debris" with 10 laps left.
I will take this time to issue my usual coaching search reminder — whoever you hear is going to be the new coach, it's not him.
First playoff appearance for the Leathernecks since 2010.
All five Valley teams are on the same side of the bracket. Hmmmm.
WIU-Dayton winner will play at Illinois State in the following week.
Leathernecks will be at Dayton.
Western Illinois will play Dayton in the FCS playoffs at 11 a.m. Saturday.
UNI will play Eastern Illinois at the UNI-Dome at 4 p.m. Saturday in the FCS playoffs.
Coastal Carolina, which beat Western Illinois 34-27 in September, will play host to The Citadel in Saturday's FCS first round.
FCS top 8 seeds: Jacksonville State, Illinois State, NoDakState, McNeese State, James Madison, Portland State, Richmond, Charleston Southern
Western Illinois has a road win over No. 15 UNI and home wins over No. 10 South Dakota State and No. 24 Eastern Illinois.
North Dakota State is No. 2 in the final regular-season STATS poll, while Illinois State is No. 4.
Valley teams Illinois State and North Dakota State will be among the top four seeds in the FCS playoffs. Pairings are announced at 10 a.m.
Western Illinois just misses getting into STATS FCS poll. Leathernecks were first among those receiving votes. UNI is 15th.
Western Illinois is 18th among FCS teams in the Sagarin ratings.