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Introducing the TCR GIF Tournament

Pick the best GIF!

Ohio State v Illinois

Hello, and welcome to the first-ever TCR GIF Tournament. Over the next two weeks we’ll be running a single-elimination 32-GIF bracket with some of the best Illinois-themed GIFs on the Internet, which were carefully selected by your responses on Twitter and our staff (with a slight emphasis on Tim Beckman content)!

If you don’t see one of your favorite Illini GIFs over the next two weeks (*clears throat* Matic setting a screen for.... no one.), we’ll do this again in the future, with a whole new set of GIFs!

Remember how we do these tournaments? Of course you do! We ran our Greatest Illini Men’s Basketball Player Ever Tournament back in March!

Our 32 GIFs were separated into four regions: Coaches, Players, Games and Miscellaneous. Here’s the schedule!

Tuesday, June 19: Coaches Region

Wednesday, June 20: Players Region

Thursday, June 21: Game Region

Friday, June 22: Miscellaneous Region

Monday, June 25: Sweet 16

Tuesday, June 26: Sweet 16

Wednesday, June 27: Elite 8

Thursday, June 28: Final 4


The article with the polls and GIFs will be released at 9:00 a.m. every day during the tournament and polls will be open for 24 hours. The winning GIF will become the official GIF of TCR™️.

If you’re excited for this, then make sure to participate over the next two weeks! If you’re not excited, I’m sorry.

Before revealing the bracket, we have one poll question for you.


How do you pronounce GIF?

This poll is closed

  • 70%
    GIF (like ‘gift’)
    (52 votes)
  • 29%
    JIFF (like the peanut butter)
    (22 votes)
74 votes total Vote Now

Here’s your bracket! Get ready for some GIFs!