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Sports popularity ignores societal issues

By Alex Cocanig, Columnist

August 9, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Professional and college sports have taken American society by storm and fans have become increasingly more attentive to their teams, especially when they perform well and win their ways into playoffs or championships. After this happens on more than one occasion in a few years, teams attract a large...

Lovie Smith needs your help

Lovie Smith needs your help

By Kevin McCarthy

March 30, 2016


Filed under Sports

Tweet: .#Illini columnist @KevOMcCarthy was given a tall order from Lovie Smith. Now, he needs your help.Lovie Smith called upon me to do a service for him.First, allow me to provide some context. During Smith’s time in Tampa Bay in the late 90s, he helped run Tony Dungy’s cover-2 hybrid defense. It was co...

Fantasy Doctor: Band-aids for everyone

Fantasy Doctor: Band-aids for everyone

By Joey Figueroa

December 2, 2015


Filed under Sports

Tweet: Daily Illini Fantasy Doctor, Joey Figueroa, suggests a few band aids for your rosterIt’s that time of year, boys and girls. I’m not talking about the magic of the first winter snow or the unrelenting strain of finals — I’m talking about the brink of fantasy football playoffs.Depend...

Illinois football’s Mike Phair ready for next project

Illinois football’s Mike Phair ready for next project

By Michal Dwojak, Staff writer

August 26, 2015


Filed under Football, Sports

Mike Phair has held many roles during his football career. Illinois football’s co-defensive coordinator has helped discover college football players who could become stars in the NFL. Phair has coached Pro Bowlers and Hall of Fame defensive players and worked alongside the NFL’s brightest...

A Look Back: Notable Homecomings of the Past

A Look Back: Notable Homecomings of the Past

By Bridget Hynes

October 20, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

In the spring of 1910, seniors Clarence Foss Williams and Walter Elmer Ekblaw came up with the idea of a University “Homecoming” while sitting on the steps of the University YMCA, now known as Illini Hall. After months of planning, the first Homecoming weekend was held from October 14 to 16 in 191...

Another defeat for Bears on Sunday in one-sided rivalry with Packers

Another defeat for Bears on Sunday in one-sided rivalry with Packers

By Mubarak Salami

September 30, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

Growing up, my older brother and I were always very competitive. Due to our love of sports, we frequently played one-on-one pick up basketball games, raced 100 meters and held various contests to compare our athletic abilities. We developed an intense rivalry. However, I could never beat my brother. He was always one se...

Marching Illini performs at Soldier Field

Marching Illini performs at Soldier Field

September 29, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

The stadium is about the same capacity as Memorial Stadium. It feels familiar too — the fans are all clad in orange and blue. But there’s a big difference. It’s Soldier Field. There’s about 62,000 fans in the stands, most of whom aren’t cheering on the Illini but screaming at the Chicago Bears ...

News around the sporting world

News around the sporting world

By Daily Illini Staff Report

September 8, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

Bears can’t hang on against Bills in 23-20 overtime loss The Bears were chasing the Bills for most of the afternoon Sunday at Soldier Field.  In the end, the Bills prevailed 23-20 in overtime on a 27-yard field goal by Dan Carpenter. The Bills led 17-7 at the half as Carpenter kicked a 50-yard fiel...

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