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

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

By Dan Escalona

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 Spartans past the Hawkeyes and into the CFP.In might be time to start referring to the play as “T...

Championship week chaos leaves opening for two Big Ten team playoff

Championship week chaos leaves opening for two Big Ten team playoff

By Dan Escalona

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 the way to the CFP?Can Michigan State revive its seemingly once crushed playoff hopes?Can Florida or N...

College Football Playoff Rankings: Week 12

College Football Playoff Rankings: Week 12

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

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 continued their reign of power in college football with a 37-27 win over Syracuse. With only Wake Fores...

University students use spring break trip to make a difference

University students use spring break trip to make a difference

By Liz Jassin

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 Rights Pilgrimage This year, 52 students will travel on the annual U of I Civil Rights Pilgrimage, ...

Social Work dean set to receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Social Work dean set to receive Lifetime Achievement Award

By Natalie Stewart

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 affairs, will receive the 2015 Illinois NASW Lifetime Achievement Award for the East Central Dis...

Illinois basketball travels to Alabama for the NIT

Illinois basketball travels to Alabama for the NIT

By Sean Neumann

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. As a consolation, the Illini will travel to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, to play Alabama on Tuesday night. ...

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

By Christopher Kennedy

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 after his opening round loss. Brian Page was back for the Illini for the first time since an injury...

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

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

By Christopher Kennedy

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 percent after his sophomore season ended early due to injury and freshman Toshiki Matsuya is loo...

Illini golf win NCAA regional

Illini golf win NCAA regional

By Johnathan Hettinger

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 on Saturday, guaranteeing a spot in the NCAA Championships for the seventh straight year. The Sugar Grove, Illi...

Illini women’s tennis clinch 2 victories in Alabama tournament

By Thomas Donley

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 to the tournament in Montgomery, Ala., where they won two out of three matches against some of ...