A few days removed from an emphatic vitory at Cameron Indoor Arena, and a day before a Braggin Rights showdown with Mizzou, Carp is feeling great about basketball.

Unfortunately, that optimism does not exist for Illini football, whose game this Saturday could (or could not) end the Lovie Smith era, and the impact of that decision.

In the newest 200 Level, Carp tackles all of this and more. Stream here:

The Best in the West? (10/03/22) The 200 Level with Mike Carpenter

Whether it's in the form of a question or a statement, it's not outrageous to include Illinois in the conversation for "Best in the West". Mike Carpenter reflects on the dominant win at Wisconsin, a favorable matchup against Iowa, and why the run this Illini football team is on looks and feels different than previous streaks.

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