Good Reads: 3/7/19


It might not ever be cold again after today


Here’s your reminder that recruiting Twitter might be the worst part of Twitter

At least in the top five.

Here’s a tip: don’t tweet at or about high school-aged teenagers unless it’s positive. Everything else is a bad look. Just look at this guy talk smack and then get roasted by a teenager:

Between stuff like this and people who make a significant hobby of photoshopping high school sophomores into various college uniforms, recruiting Twitter is one of the strangest places on the sports internet.

For what it’s worth, Casey Washington goes to Pflugerville High School in Texas, whose logo and stadium were used in the TV show version of Friday Night Lights. So that’s pretty neat.


The Illini play Indiana tonight

It’s Senior Night for Aaron Jordan. He led the nation in 3P% last year for a month or so. That was a fun time.

It might be Ayo’s last game in Champaign. Maybe not. Who knows?

The Illini are 2 point favorites, which is concerning.

Read The Champaign Room‘s Senior recap here. It’s pretty good.

Tip-off: 7 PM

TV: FS1


‘Alma Otter’ creators: ‘We never had any intention of it actually becoming a thing’

Let’s check in on some die-hard Chief folks to see how they’re holding up:

(Julie Wurth / News-Gazette)


New Illinois Tax Credit Could Boost Local Housing, Economies, But There’s a Catch

(Madelyn Beck / Illinois Public Media)


Ex-congressman Aaron Schock strikes deal to avert prosecution

White collar crime is wild. Schock (a former Rep. from Peoria) improperly used thousands of dollars to MAKE HIS OFFICE INTO A REPLICA OF DOWNTOWN ABBEY. And then essentially walked free, save for paying back the money.

You can’t make this shit up.

(Matt Zapotosky / Washington Post)


Poverty isn’t measured by feelings

(Smile Politely)