Illinois-Northwestern: The Land of Lincoln Trophy rivalry, a hatred that sort of exists

Chronicling the trials and travails of Northwestern-Illinois, a game played for a Monopoly piece, and the repeated botched attempts of Illinois' athletics department to make it a rivalry.

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LOL at Tim Beckman

The Wildcats firmly pounded Illinois on the recruiting trail, but Tim Beckman still made a joke about Northwestern. WE LOVE TIM BECKMAN.

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NU BEAT ILLINOIS IN HOOPS

THE NORTHWESTERN WILDCATS WON A BIG TEN BASKETBALL GAME IN 2014 WHAT IS THIS HAHAHAHASJ;KLDSFJL;ASKHDGL;IHADSPOFIJ

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HAT!

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HAT HAT HAT HAT HAT HAT HAT HAT HAT HAT HAT HAT

NOTHING HAS GONE RIGHT THIS SEASON, BUT HAT CAN SAVE ALL.

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Snoop, Tim Beckman fire NU-Illinois shots

Northwestern-Illinois hate doesn't take a day off. Tim Beckman co-opted Northwestern's acronym, and Snoop Dogg forgot which side of a bitter hatefeud he finds himself on.

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Illini still bad at rivalries, Evanston event axed

Illinois keeps trying to make us hate them, but hahaha, HA, guys, stop, you're tickling us.

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Tim Doyle Punched Out by Kendall Gill

Northwestern basketball's least favorite son managed to annoy Kendall Gill enough to where Gill attacked him. Which was a bad idea, given that Gill took up boxing after his basketball career. We look at why Doyle is so unpopular even among Northwestern fans.

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Sterling, Illinois edition

Northwestern gave up 26 unanswered points, so here's your postgame thread!

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Northwestern, 68, No. 23 Illinois, 54

In a weird twist, Northwestern won a basketball game against a ranked team. It's both cooler and less cool that it was a dying Illinois team.

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Northwestern 50, Illinois 14

Northwestern finished strong on Senior Day, moving to 9-3 (5-3)

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Fitz intense-o-meter: Illinois

Northwestern takes on Illinois in a game the Wildcats wanna win for a bunch of reasons: it's senior day, the last game of the year with a great bowl placement in sight, and also Illinois is our most bitter rival and really bad at football.

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A fond SoP welcome to The Champaign Room

We have a new internet friend - The Champaign Room is SB Nation's new Illinois Fighting Illini blog.

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