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Mike Gasick
I’m a sophomore in Journalism from north suburban Libertyville. I have wanted to attend U of I all my life (I was given a Brian Cook jersey for my fourth birthday.). I'm also a passionate White Sox fan still reliving the memorable 2005 season.In high school, I enjoyed playing tennis and tried enjoying the long runs in cross-country. In my free time, I hang out with friends, listen to music or watch sports. You can catch me on Friday and Saturday afternoons using my 6'5'' frame at CRCE playing basketball with my friends. [email protected]

Mike Gasick, Assistant Sports Editor

Nov 14, 2017
Nickerson set to return to sideline (Story)
Nov 09, 2017
Offensive line will grow with players (Story)
Nov 08, 2017
Thomas performs well for coaching staff, Nickerson out for now (Story)
Nov 01, 2017
Coaching staff trying to make two-quarterback system work (Story)
Oct 31, 2017
Whitman announces $79 million football facility (Story)
Oct 28, 2017
UPDATED RAPID RECAP: Illini drop homecoming game to Wisconsin (Story)
Oct 27, 2017
Illinois to face one of nation’s top running backs (Story)
Oct 24, 2017
Williams impresses Illinois football coaching staff (Story)
Oct 18, 2017
Smalling’s confidence helping Illini through difficult season (Story)
Oct 12, 2017
Big Ten Football Power Rankings (Story)
Oct 10, 2017
Coaching staff impressed with offensive line (Story)
Oct 03, 2017
Illinois announces quarterback change (Story)
Oct 02, 2017
Three Illini make season debuts in loss (Story)
Sep 28, 2017
Smith, Illinois players weigh in on NFL protests (Story)
Sep 20, 2017
Big Ten play will not change Illinois’ preparation (Story)
Sep 15, 2017
Illinois looks for 3-0 start against dual-threat quarterback (Story)
Sep 14, 2017
Dorsey looking to make impact on freshmen-heavy offensive line (Story)
Sep 09, 2017
UPDATED RAPID RECAP: Illinois football beats Western Kentucky 20-7 (Story)
Sep 08, 2017
Attack-minded Western Kentucky to take on Illinois this weekend (Story)
Sep 06, 2017
IOTW: Mike Dudek survives, thrives on returning punts (Story)
Sep 04, 2017
Epstein impresses in Illinois victory (Story)
Aug 31, 2017
Dudek ready to forget about knee injury, excited to be back (Story)
Aug 29, 2017
Coaching staff and teammates excited to have dual-threat quarterback leading team (Story)
Aug 24, 2017
Illinois loses linebacker Jake Hansen for the season (Story)
Jul 24, 2017
Smith brings atypical coaching style to team (Story)
Jul 24, 2017
Smith names Crouch starting quarterback (Story)
Mar 13, 2017
Illinois baseball hangs tight with defending national champs (Story)
Mar 09, 2017
Illinois baseball to face reigning national champions this weekend (Story)
Mar 07, 2017
Illinois men’s gymnast Quiana given Big Ten honor (Story)
Mar 02, 2017
Illini of the week March 2: Jonathan Wells (Story)
Feb 27, 2017
Skid continues for young Illini in Texas (Story)
Feb 24, 2017
Illinois baseball hopes to rebound from last weekend’s losses (Story)
Feb 20, 2017
Hartleb disappointed with baseball team’s 1-3 opening weekend (Story)
Feb 16, 2017
Youth to lead Illinois baseball in opening weekend (Story)
Feb 09, 2017
Illinois football scheduled for another primetime game (Story)
Feb 07, 2017
Illinois baseball coach accepts position with Cleveland Indians (Story)
Feb 05, 2017
Alum Karras plays for Patriots in Super Bowl LI win (Story)
Feb 03, 2017
McGarigle leaving Illinois football coaching staff for Green Bay Packers (Story)
Feb 01, 2017
Illinois football’s Smith is all smiles with 2017 class (Story)
Jan 30, 2017
Illinois volleyball’s Hambly leaving to take Stanford head coaching job (Story)
Jan 17, 2017
Illinois men’s tennis begins season with MLK Invitational (Story)
Jan 17, 2017
Illinois women’s swim & dive finish 1-3 over Winter Break (Story)
Jan 17, 2017
Illinois women’s gymnast LeDuc earns Big Ten Gymnast of the Week (Story)
Dec 08, 2016
Illinois scrapes by with win over IUPUI (Story)
Dec 05, 2016
Illinois football adds quarterback for 2017 season (Story)
Dec 05, 2016
Illinois men’s basketball can now be taken seriously (Story)
Nov 28, 2016
Illinois basketball looking to rebound after disappointing Thanksgiving break (Story)
Nov 28, 2016
Illinois men’s basketball falters during Thanksgiving week (Story)
Sep 06, 2016
Illinois women’s cross-country takes third at Illini Challenge (Story)
Aug 25, 2016
Illinois men’s basketball to participate in State Farm Chicago Legends doubleheader (Story)
Aug 24, 2016
Illinois men’s tennis prepares for another successful season (Story)
Aug 23, 2016
Illinois women’s cross country shoots for success without Schneider (Story)
Aug 19, 2016
Illinois Ticket Office sees large response with free student football tickets (Story)
Mar 28, 2016
Four former Illini golfers compete professionally over the weekend (Story)
Mar 27, 2016
Illinois women's golf completes top-5 finish in Hawaii (Story)
Mar 16, 2016
Illinois men's tennis ready for rematch against Baylor (Story)
Mar 13, 2016
Illinois men's tennis unable to snatch victory from Northwestern (Story)
Mar 09, 2016
Men's tennis to continue facing steep competition this weekend (Story)
Mar 08, 2016
Illinois men’s tennis team has international flavor (Story)
Mar 01, 2016
Illini of the Week March 2: Aleks Vukic (Story)
Feb 28, 2016
Illinois men's tennis follows up top-10 victory with top-10 loss (Story)
Feb 24, 2016
Illinois men's tennis ready for steep competition this weekend (Story)
Feb 21, 2016
Slow start in singles hurts Illinois men’s tennis against Texas A&M (Story)
Feb 18, 2016
Illinois men's tennis prepared to take on talented Texas A&M team (Story)
Feb 15, 2016
Illinois men's tennis goes 1-2 at ITA National Indoor Championships (Story)
Feb 12, 2016
Illinois men's tennis returns to ITA Team Indoor Championships (Story)
Feb 09, 2016
Illini of the Week Feb. 10: Aleks Vukic (Story)
Feb 07, 2016
Vukic's victory highlights success night for Illinois men's tennis (Story)
Feb 03, 2016
Illinois men's tennis to host Notre Dame (Story)
Jan 31, 2016
Illinois men's tennis goes 1-1 against two top-25 opponents (Story)
Jan 27, 2016
Illinois men's tennis face multiple top-25 teams over the weekend (Story)
Jan 25, 2016
Illinois men's tennis cruises to three victories in opening matches (Story)
Jan 21, 2016
Illini men's tennis kick off season at home (Story)
Jan 19, 2016
Illini men's tennis competes in Three Oaks Shootout tournament (Story)
Dec 09, 2015
Schneider's season sets the bar for Illinois women's cross-country team (Story)
Nov 19, 2015
Illini women's cross-country's Schneider heads to NCAA Championships (Story)
Nov 18, 2015
Illini women's cross-country's Schneider heads to NCAA Championships (Story)
Nov 15, 2015
Schneider qualifies for NCAA Championships (Story)
Nov 11, 2015
Illini women's cross-country to compete in NCAA Regional Championships (Story)
Nov 01, 2015
Schneider leads Illini women's cross-country team to eighth place finish (Story)
Oct 28, 2015
Illinois women's cross-country team heads to Evanston to compete in Big Ten Championships (Story)
Oct 25, 2015
New faces compete for women's cross country at Illini Open (Story)
Oct 21, 2015
Women's cross-country set for in Illini Open (Story)
Oct 18, 2015
Women's cross-country finishes 43rd in "disappointing" meet at Pre-Nationals (Story)
Oct 18, 2015
Illini finish 43rd in "disappointing" meet at Pre-Nationals (Story)
Oct 14, 2015
Illini women's cross-country to compete against top-tier competition at Pre-Nationals (Story)
Oct 06, 2015
Illini Women's Cross Country runner Winter happy to choose running at an early age (Story)
Sep 30, 2015
Schneider named Big Ten Women's Cross Country Athlete of the Week (Story)
Sep 30, 2015
For Illini cross-country’s Bobart, running opens doors (Story)
Sep 29, 2015
Illini women’s cross country places ninth at Roy Griak Invitational (Story)
Sep 24, 2015
Illinois women’s cross country to run third meet at Roy Griak Invitational (Story)
Sep 22, 2015
Illini runner Blazek upping her contributions to team this season (Story)
Sep 16, 2015
Schneider sets personal record at ISU Invitational (Story)