TCR’s Twitter account, @Champaign_Room, and Facebook page sends out a tweet and post with #IlliniPulse asking for your opinion on something every Monday night, and we post out the best answers in this article every Tuesday!
This week we asked how you became an Illini fan, and you guys answered! Here are some of the best responses!
I became a fan because of family.
I was born— Scott Shiro (@spshiro) August 22, 2017
Born in central Illinois, lack of options— Travis Mitchell (@tmitch71286) August 22, 2017
Parents met there, other relatives also attended. My dad grew up there and his dad still lives in Champaign. Then I attended, as well.— John #covfeferette (@jobin_theman) August 22, 2017
My dad made me. So I make my kids.— Kevin Ladage (@kladage) August 22, 2017
I became a fan because I watched the Illini.
A friend asked me to go to an Illini FB game when I was about 10 years old. I was hooked! Only school I applied to and still bleed !— Chris Lake (@clake1214) August 22, 2017
I saw the Flying Illini on tv. And I experienced the joy and pain of the 1993 triple ot bragging rights game.— Duane Louis Phillips (@RunDLP) August 22, 2017
I became a fan because of the pageantry of games.
Be on the lookout next Monday night for the next Pulse of Illini Nation question!