A new season approaches….

….and with a new season brings new hope. Hope that the Illinois football team can work its way back into a season-ending bowl game. Hope that the Illini basketball team can return to the NCAA Tournament.

One of these two is more likely than the other. I’ll leave it to you to decide.

My name is Charlie Fillenwarth, and I’ve lived in this area my entire life. I’ve followed Illinois sports for as long as I can remember. I will be your guide through this year’s journey, and I’m honored to be here with you. Camp Rantoul begins next month, and I will be there to bring you all the news and action. I have many exciting features ready to go this season, so I hope you enjoy what I have to offer Illini Chat.

I encourage you to contact me with any questions, comments, complaints, compliments, or if you just want to chat about Illinois sports. You can reach me at illinichat@gmail.com. You can also join the Illini Chat Facebook Group, and follow us on Twitter.

Again, I’m honored to be here with you, and let’s hope for a great year! Go Illini!

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