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The ever-changing hunt: the evolution of college football recruitment

The ever-changing hunt: the evolution of college football recruitment

By Michal Dwojak, Staff writer

February 1, 2016


Filed under Football, Sports

John Holecek fulfilled a lifelong dream when he committed to play football at the University of Illinois in 1991. Holecek was a three-sport athlete at Marian Catholic High School in Chicago Heights, Illinois, and received offers to play football from multiple Big Ten schools. Now an IHSA ...

The Daily Illini's College Football Playoff picks

The Daily Illini's College Football Playoff picks

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

November 9, 2015


Filed under Sports

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. Peter Bailey-Wells, sports editor1. Ohio State (9-0)The Buckeyes are the undefeated defending champions. Regardless of strength of schedule, they're going to b...

Wildcats’ stout defense ready to stifle Big Ten West

Wildcats’ stout defense ready to stifle Big Ten West

By Dan Escalona

October 6, 2015


Filed under Sports

On a nippy Chicago fall afternoon, the ferocious defense of the Northwestern Wildcats forced the Minnesota Golden Gophers into the meat grinder that Ryan Field has become.The 27-0 win over the Gophers was Northwestern’s second shutout of the season.That dominant performance is another exploit of a...

College football revolution stalled, for now

College football revolution stalled, for now

By Dan Escalona

August 25, 2015


Filed under Sports

Former Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter was on the verge of leading a college sports revolution and becoming an icon of the labor movement in one swoop.Instead, he has become a modern Sisyphus-like figure in a campaign to create a more equitable system in college athletics.Colter was driving the e...