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Illinois football’s Dawuane Smoot is a big man with big speed

Illinois football’s Dawuane Smoot is a big man with big speed

By Michal Dwojak, Staff writer

October 20, 2015


Filed under Football, Sports

If a University student who didn’t know who Dawuane Smoot was saw the Illinois football defensive lineman today, they probably wouldn’t believe that he used to weigh 220 pounds and run track. Many Illinois football fans probably don’t know that Smoot competed in high school track nationals in the sho...

Illinois football’s defensive line shows up against Middle Tennessee State

Illinois football’s defensive line shows up against Middle Tennessee State

By Michal Dwojak, Staff writer

September 29, 2015


Filed under Football, Sports

Illinois football co-defensive coordinator and defensive line coach Mike Phair expressed his feelings about the defensive line’s performance in the first three games of the season in a unique way. The coach posted signs all over the defensive line’s meeting room that had the number “one”...

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...

Quinn signs higher education legislation at the Illini Union

Quinn signs higher education legislation at the Illini Union

July 25, 2014


Filed under News

Gov. Pat Quinn came to the University campus Friday to sign a bill that has far-reaching effects on higher education throughout Illinois. The bill, the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement, or SARA, will allow Illinois to join with the members of the Midwestern Higher Education Compact, helping ...