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Michal Dwojak
I'm a senior in News-Editorial Journalism and I'm from Chicago, yes the actual city. I'm a huge sports fan and support every Chicago team except the Cubs. I covered the craziness of Illinois athletics during 2015 and 2016, which is why I fear every email, text message and phone call I receive. When I'm not in the newsroom or working on a story, I love to binge watch shows on Netflix and have probably seen every popular sitcom. I also dabble in the kitchen, so if you have a good recipe or want something good to eat, give me a call. [email protected] | @mdwojak94

Michal Dwojak, Managing Editor for Reporting

Feb 01, 2017
Watch: Illinois football’s Garrick McGee discusses his new offensive weapons (Story)
Jan 26, 2017
Longform: Escaping the darkness of women’s concussions (Story)
Nov 03, 2016
What White Sox fans should do now that the Cubs won the World Series (Story)
Aug 12, 2016
Balance is key for healthy eating in college (Story)
Jul 20, 2016
What to expect from Illinois athletics this year (Story)
May 25, 2016
UIUC Campus Recreation offers endless opportunities for fun (Story)
Mar 24, 2016
Illinois’ Whitman voices support for Groce, basketball program’s future (Story)
Mar 12, 2016
Illinois basketball’s Jaylon Tate arrested (Story)
Mar 07, 2016
A year of surprises for Illinois football ends with the biggest one yet (Story)
Mar 07, 2016
Lovie Smith hired as Illinois football coach (Story)
Mar 05, 2016
Illinois’ Josh Whitman sets foundation for football program (Story)
Mar 05, 2016
Illinois football head coach Bill Cubit dismissed (Story)
Feb 21, 2016
From the Hall to the Farm (Story)
Feb 18, 2016
Updates from press conference introducing Whitman as next athletic director (Story)
Feb 18, 2016
Meet your new Illinois athletic director: Josh Whitman (Story)
Feb 18, 2016
Meet your new Illinois athletic director: Josh Whitman (Story)
Feb 18, 2016
Illinois fans react to Illini hiring of Josh Whitman as athletic director (Story)
Feb 17, 2016
Meet Illinois’ new athletic director: Josh Whitman (Story)
Feb 01, 2016
The ever-changing hunt: the evolution of college football recruitment (Story)
Jan 28, 2016
UPDATED: Josh Whitman chosen as new Illinois athletic director (Story)
Jan 26, 2016
Bill Cubit, Illinois football loses more players to transfer (Story)
Jan 17, 2016
University of Illinois athletics manages to stay afloat while others sink (Story)
Dec 09, 2015
Investigations and lawsuits shake up Illinois athletic department (Story)
Dec 01, 2015
Illinois football has chance to play in college football bowl (Story)
Nov 30, 2015
Illinois running back Kendrick Foster to transfer, Alex Golesh to Iowa State (Story)
Nov 28, 2015
Updated: Illinois football loses season finale to Northwestern (Story)
Nov 18, 2015
Illinois football will try to earn its 6th win against motivated Minnesota (Story)
Nov 17, 2015
Wes Lunt happy to be at Illinois football’s helm during bowl push (Story)
Nov 14, 2015
Illinois football’s offense fails to show up in loss Ohio State (Story)
Nov 11, 2015
“Red” Grange, Illinois’ past, honored by present Illini football players (Story)
Nov 09, 2015
Illinois football’s Bill Cubit will continue to serve his team after Mike Thomas departure (Story)
Nov 09, 2015
Illinois defense falls in the shadows in Purdue win (Story)
Nov 09, 2015
LIVE: Updates from press conference on Thomas' firing (Story)
Nov 07, 2015
Updated: Illinois football blows out Purdue for 5th win (Story)
Nov 05, 2015
Illinois football enters critical stretch of the season against Purdue (Story)
Nov 05, 2015
Illinois football enters critical stretch of the season against Purdue (Story)
Nov 04, 2015
Illinois football enters critical stretch of the season against Purdue (Story)
Nov 03, 2015
Cataloguing the hurts: The many injuries of the Illinois offense (Story)
Oct 30, 2015
The cost of the Illinois football and women’s basketball investigations (Story)
Oct 28, 2015
Building the perfect Illinois mancave (Story)
Oct 27, 2015
Illinois football’s Mike Dudek, Justin Hardee to redshirt (Story)
Oct 26, 2015
Illinois football’s defense can’t hold up against Wisconsin’s Bart Houston (Story)
Oct 25, 2015
Depleted Illini offense fails to find rhythm against Wisconsin (Story)
Oct 21, 2015
Illinois football looking for another Homecoming upset (Story)
Oct 20, 2015
Illinois football’s Dawuane Smoot is a big man with big speed (Story)
Oct 14, 2015
Illinois football’s bye week a perfect time for recruiting (Story)
Oct 10, 2015
Updated: Illinois football loses at Iowa (Story)
Oct 07, 2015
Daily Illini Sportscast: October 7, 2015 (Story)
Oct 07, 2015
Illinois football looking to correct road troubles against Iowa (Story)
Oct 05, 2015
Illinois football’s Josh Ferguson doubtful against Iowa (Story)
Oct 04, 2015
Illinois football’s defense finally celebrates after win over Nebraska (Story)
Sep 30, 2015
Illinois football looks for statement win against Nebraska (Story)
Sep 29, 2015
Illinois football’s defensive line shows up against Middle Tennessee State (Story)
Sep 26, 2015
Updated: Illinois football defeats Middle Tennesse State (Story)
Sep 24, 2015
Illinois and UCLA football traveled different paths after meeting in 2011 Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl (Story)
Sep 21, 2015
Illinois football’s offense blows too many opportunities (Story)
Sep 16, 2015
Illinois football adjusts as college football landscape changes (Story)
Sep 14, 2015
Former Illini tight end Evan Wilson arrested for DUI (Story)
Sep 14, 2015
Illinois football defense trying to prove hot start is no fluke (Story)
Sep 12, 2015
lllinois football’s running game struggles in rout (Story)
Sep 10, 2015
Illini football prepares for Western Illinois with a sense of normalcy (Story)
Sep 08, 2015
Illinois football players entertain during rain delay (Story)
Sep 06, 2015
Illinois football’s defense off to a hot start (Story)
Sep 05, 2015
UPDATED: Illini rout Kent State in season opener (Story)
Sep 03, 2015
Grange Grove an opportunity for new Illinois football tradition (Story)
Sep 01, 2015
Tim Beckman considering lawsuit against University of Illinois (Story)
Aug 31, 2015
Bill Cubit ready to change atmosphere of Illinois football (Story)
Aug 31, 2015
Timeline of Beckman's tenure at Illinois (Story)
Aug 28, 2015
Illinois football players react to Tim Beckman’s firing (Story)
Aug 28, 2015
LIVE: Updates from press conference on Beckman's firing (Story)
Aug 26, 2015
Illinois football’s Mike Phair ready for next project (Story)
Aug 17, 2015
Illini football’s backup running back will be key contributor (Story)
Aug 01, 2015
Big Ten responds to Illinois allegations (Story)
Jul 31, 2015
Illini lineman Karras enters 2015 at full strength (Story)
Jul 31, 2015
As allegations swirl around Illinois football, Beckman touts focus (Story)
May 14, 2015
Current, former Illinois football players show support for Beckman on Twitter (Story)
May 13, 2015
Illinois announces independent review of Beckman (Story)
May 11, 2015
Josh Parr’s journey back to where he started (Story)
May 10, 2015
Work left for Illinois baseball in historic season (Story)
May 03, 2015
Illinois baseball wins 21st-straight game, sweeps Ohio State (Story)
Apr 29, 2015
Illinois baseball picks up 18th win in a row (Story)
Apr 23, 2015
Illinois baseball’s Fletcher continues family legacy (Story)
Apr 22, 2015
Illinois baseball wins 14th-straight game (Story)
Apr 19, 2015
Orange team takes Illinois football’s annual Spring Game (Story)
Apr 18, 2015
Illinois baseball wins 12th straight game (Story)
Apr 16, 2015
Illinois football ends spring in annual game (Story)
Apr 15, 2015
Running backs battle for Illinois football’s backup spot (Story)
Apr 14, 2015
Illinois baseball gets sweep of Purdue in pitching duel (Story)
Apr 13, 2015
Illini baseball gets full-team effort in weekend wins against Purdue (Story)
Apr 12, 2015
Home runs power Illinois baseball past Purdue (Story)
Apr 09, 2015
Illini baseball squeezes past Billikens for seventh-straight win (Story)
Apr 08, 2015
Two different uniforms for Illini baseball’s Grey Schultz (Story)
Apr 07, 2015
Illinois baseball looks to avoid trap against Eastern Illinois (Story)
Mar 31, 2015
Consistent offense helps Illinois baseball win rubber match (Story)
Mar 30, 2015
Illinois baseball splits first two in Big Ten opener (Story)
Mar 18, 2015
Illinois baseball protecting its most valuable assets (Story)
Mar 17, 2015
Sophomores provide veteran Illinois baseball with jolt (Story)
Mar 16, 2015
Illinois baseball wins 2 of 3 against Southern Illinois (Story)
Mar 11, 2015
Illinois baseball’s offense cruises past Chicago State (Story)
Mar 09, 2015
Late-game heroics help Illinois baseball make statement on road (Story)
Mar 03, 2015
Balanced game pushes Illinois baseball past Coastal Carolina (Story)
Mar 02, 2015
Illinois baseball suffers its first two loses of the season (Story)
Feb 25, 2015
Illinois baseball has found ways to survive late in games (Story)
Feb 19, 2015
Illinois baseball looks to make improvements that’ll last for June (Story)
Feb 18, 2015
Lou Henson inducted into National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame (Story)
Feb 18, 2015
Travel is just part of the game for Illinois baseball (Story)
Feb 12, 2015
Illinois baseball’s quest for NCAA tournament starts in Texas (Story)
Feb 04, 2015
Jay hopes to bring USA Baseball experience to Illinois (Story)
Jan 29, 2015
With veteran leadership, Illinois baseball sets high goals (Story)
Dec 10, 2014
Moments when players have made a stand (Story)
Dec 03, 2014
The College Football Playoff is good, but could be better (Story)
Nov 19, 2014
It’s time Bulls fans face reality with Rose (Story)
Nov 19, 2014
Despite obstacles, Illinois’ Alyssa Schneider continues to battle (Story)
Nov 12, 2014
Chicago Fire can change its course with few moves (Story)
Nov 05, 2014
Blackhawks fans need to hold their horses (Story)
Oct 29, 2014
Bear’s Trestman fueling doubt (Story)
Oct 22, 2014
A potential varsity hockey program could be a reality (Story)
Oct 15, 2014
Bears need to keep it simple to win (Story)
Oct 08, 2014
Getting NFL draft paints clear picture (Story)
Oct 01, 2014
An easy solution: More MLB playoff games! (Story)
Sep 24, 2014
Stephen A. Smith provides valuable advice at Illini Union (Story)
Sep 24, 2014
Blackhawk’s Bowman will make the right moves (Story)
Nov 19, 2013
Lynn overcomes broken back to become leader for Illinois swimming and diving (Story)
Nov 18, 2013
Illinois women’s cross-country team finishes 8th, Schneider qualifies for nationals (Story)
Nov 14, 2013
Poor Big Ten finishes motivates women’s cross-country at regionals (Story)
Nov 11, 2013
Illini swimming sets new records and makes history against Kansas (Story)
Nov 07, 2013
Illinois swimming gets used to regular season grind against Kansas (Story)