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Spartans drive and reach toward playoff, setting up Big Ten-SEC showdown with Crimson Tide

Michigan State running back LJ Scott (3) dives in for a touchdown during the fourth quarter against Iowa in the Big Ten Championship at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015. The Spartans won, 16-13. (Kirthmon F. Dozier/Detroit Free Press/TNS)
December 8, 2015

Michigan State and Iowa were preparing for a fourth-and-goal situation with a College Football Playoff spot at stake. However, before that could occur, LJ Scott reached across the goal line, driving the...

Championship week chaos leaves opening for two Big Ten team playoff

Alabama running back Derrick Henry, middle, breaks away from Georgia defenders Dominick Sanders (24) and Aaron Davis (35) for a touchdown in the first half on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, at Sanford Stadium in Athens. Alabama won, 38-10. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/TNS)
December 1, 2015

Can a dominant win over Michigan — and equal amounts of luck — grant Ohio State the chance to defend it’s title?Can Iowa silence its critics and continue 2015’s most surprising run all...

College Football Playoff Rankings: Week 12

Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer scores a touchdown on a 2-yard against Pitt in the fourth quarter at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015. Notre Dame won, 42-30. (Matt Freed/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/TNS)
November 17, 2015

Editor's note: Each week, The Daily Illini staffers will offer up their take on the teams that should make it into the College Football Playoff.Declan Harty, managing editor1. Clemson (10-0)The Tigers...

University students use spring break trip to make a difference

University students use spring break trip to make a difference
March 19, 2015

Some University students are using their spring break to take trips around the United States to learn about historical events, build houses for those in need and educate themselves through service. Civil...

Social Work dean set to receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Barry Ackerson, associate professor in Social Work and associate dean for academic affairs, is being recognized for his work in mental health and social work fields.
March 19, 2015

On March 25, the East Central District of the National Association of Social Workers will recognize one from the University. Barry Ackerson, associate professor in Social Work and associate dean for academic...

Illinois basketball travels to Alabama for the NIT

Illinois' Rayvonte Rice shoots the ball during the game against Michigan at United Center in Chicago, Illinois, during the Big Ten Tournament on Thursday. The Illini lost 73-55, sending them to the National Invitational Tournament for the second year in a row.
March 17, 2015

A crushing 18-point loss to Michigan in the first round of the Big Ten tournament on Thursday set Illinois up for deja vu, sealing the team’s second-straight trip to the National Invitational Tournament....

University alumnus reflects on his time at the 1965 Selma protests

John Baird, University 1968 alumnus, participated in the march through Selma, Alabama, in 1965 along with four other University students.
March 16, 2015

John Baird felt the edges of a large envelope.  He found it at his home buried in a box, wedged between newspaper front pages and term papers from his years at the University. The basement of his house...

Two Illini compete in Alabama’s Four-in-the-Fall

September 29, 2014

The Illini went to Tuscaloosa, Ala., with different missions for the Crimson Tide Four-In-The-Fall. They left with mixed results. Freshman Toshiki Matsuya finished 2-2 on the weekend and took a big step...

Illini men’s tennis sends two to Alabama’s Four-In-The-Fall

Illinois’ Brian Page returns the ball against No. 8 Texas at Atkins Tennis Center on Feb. 9. Page is one of two Illini attending the Crimson Tide Four-in-the-Fall this weekend.
September 25, 2014

Two Illini men’s tennis players are heading to Tuscaloosa, Ala., this weekend with two very different purposes for the Crimson Tide Four-In-The-Fall. Junior Brian Page is working on getting back to 100...

Illini golf win NCAA regional

Illini junior Brian Campbell took home individual honors in the 54-hole tournament. The Illini won the NCAA regional Saturday, securing their spot in the NCAA Championships.
May 19, 2014

The Illinois men’s golf team is back where it’s supposed to be. Two weeks after finishing second in the Big Ten Championship, breaking a five-year winning streak, the Illini won their NCAA regional...

Illini women’s tennis clinch 2 victories in Alabama tournament

February 24, 2014

After spending the weekend in spring-like conditions at the Blue Gray National Tennis Classic, the Illinois women’s tennis team is heading back home with two more wins under its belt. The Illini traveled...

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