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

Illinois football players sing Alma Mater with the Fighting Illini following Illinois' 27-25 win over Middle Tennessee State on Sept. 26. Front and center in the photo is Gabe Megginson (72), Illinois' highest-ranked recruit last season.

By Michal Dwojak, Staff writer

February 1, 2016

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 ...

University track runner arrested on DUI charge

By Daily Illini Staff Report

November 20, 2015

Cameron Viney, a University track runner, was arrested at midnight Thursday on the charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and driving on a sidewalk. According to the police report, Viney was seen by a library security guard near David Kinley Hall, 1407 W. Gregory Dr., "slumped over the steerin...

Former soccer player sues University

By Daily Illini Staff Report

June 9, 2015

Former Illinois soccer player Casey Conine is suing University of Illinois Associate Director of Athletics Kent Brown, confirmed on Monday.Brown declined to comment because the lawsuit is still underway. The New York Times reported the defendants named in the lawsuit were Athletic Trainer Brittany Scott,...

UPDATED: Illinois women’s basketball assistant coach leaves program under storm of accusations

Illinois' Mike Divilbiss, former associate head coach, offers advice to his team during the game against Ohio State at the State Farm Center on Feb. 14. The Illini won 66-55.

By Declan Harty

May 18, 2015

The Illinois football program is not the only sport at the University that is dealing with allegations of player abuse. Chancellor Phyllis Wise’s office, the Office of Diversity, Equity and Access, and Academic Human Resources were involved in an investigation into allegations of player abuse by Il...

Varsity legacy pervades club fencing team

Michael Vitoux teaches a group of students the basics of fencing at The Point Fencing Club in Champaign.

February 5, 2014

Two NCAA Championships. Thirty-four Big Ten titles. Sophomore Katie Bora summed up her sport in just a few simple words. “It’s like chess and dancing combined,” said Bora, who joined Illini fencing this year and is trying her hand at the sport for the very first time. A constant struggle to maint...