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One botched punt sends Spartans, Wolverines on divergent paths

One botched punt sends Spartans, Wolverines on divergent paths

By Dan Escalona

October 20, 2015

The full spectrum of human emotion could be seen in the final 10 seconds of Michigan State’s surreal victory over rival Michigan this weekend.On one side was the pure ecstasy of Michigan State as Spartans’ players jumped into the stands to celebrate an improbable win. On the opposite end, you saw th...

Dissecting a wild week one in the Big Ten

Dissecting a wild week one in the Big Ten

By Dan Escalona

September 9, 2015

Week one in college football is normally pretty quiet as far as drama goes — upsets and season-defining moments are rarities. In the Big Ten, however, the season opened with a deafening bang. There was a big upset, heartbreaking defeat and disappointing performance — among others — high...

Big Ten Power Rankings: Week 1

By Daily Illini Football Staff

September 8, 2015

Editor’s note: Every week, The Daily Illini football staff ranks the football teams in the Big Ten 1-14 and compiles the lists into its own Big Ten power rankings.1. Ohio State — The defending national champions showed why they deserved to be the unanimous No. 1 team in the nation after defeating ...

Illinois gives another game away in loss to Michigan

Illinois gives another game away in loss to Michigan

December 31, 2014

By now, Illinois fans should be conditioned to expect the worst.  Why would any Illini basketball fan feel comfortable up 13 in the second half against Michigan? Why should they? For the fourth time this season, this Illinois team has folded like a lawn chair down the stretch, losing 73-65 in overtim...

Illinois must kick Michigan while it’s down

Illinois must kick Michigan while it’s down

December 30, 2014

Michigan basketball is an afterthought for Wolverine fans right now, and it should be.  Michigan is currently struggling mightily, having lost four of its last five games as it enters Big Ten play with a 7-5 record. Two of those losses were highly publicized, highly embarrassing home defeats to NJIT...