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What to do if you weren't named Illinois' athletic director

What to do if you weren't named Illinois' athletic director

By Kevin McCarthy

February 24, 2016


Filed under Sports

#Illini columnist Kevin McCarthy is at a loss now that Josh Whitman took his job. Where does he go from here?Josh Whitman took my job.To say I’m disappointed that I didn’t get the job would be an understatement. I feel worse for the fans who wanted me in office.I know you’re disappointed, Illinois...

KRUSH EDITION: Across enemy lines: Indiana basketball

By Compiled by Joey Figueroa

February 24, 2016


Filed under Sports

Editor’s note: The Daily Illini sat down with Michael Hughes, the sports editor of the Indiana Daily Student, the student newspaper at Indiana and talked about Illinois, Indiana and how Thursday’s game might go.Daily Illini: Indiana remains undefeated at home this season- how much of a homecourt advantage w...

KRUSH EDITION: Iconic upset of No. 1 Indiana wasn’t the turning point we thought it was

KRUSH EDITION: Iconic upset of No. 1 Indiana wasn’t the turning point we thought it was

By Alex Roux

February 23, 2016


Filed under Sports

Iconic moments have a funny way of seeming simultaneously recent and distant.It’s been over three years since Illinois upset No. 1 Indiana, 74-72 in Champaign. It almost feels like just yesterday that I stormed the court as a freshman after Tyler Griffey’s layup went in at the buzzer, capping the Il...

From the Hall to the Farm

By Michal Dwojak

February 21, 2016


Filed under Sports

By Michal DwojakStaff WriterDave Downey still remembers the emotions he felt and sounds he heard on March 4, 1963.That day the Fighting Illini played the first-ever basketball game in what was then called the Assembly Hall.EJThe structure was the first arena built without any type of support beam to hold ...

Illinois visits Wisconsin as Leron Black distraction hovers

Illinois visits Wisconsin as Leron Black distraction hovers

By Alex Roux

February 21, 2016


Filed under Sports

Tweet: Illinois visits Wisconsin on Saturday, who the #Illini haven’t beaten since 2011 When Wisconsin visited Illinois at the end of January, the Badgers’ identity was cloudy.It’s a lot clearer three weeks later.The Badgers moved to 13-9 and 5-4 in the Big Ten with their win over the listless Illini on Jan. 31...

Illini athletics, you got your guy

Illini athletics, you got your guy

By Kevin McCarthy

February 19, 2016


Filed under Sports

Tweet: #Illini columnist @KevOMcCarthy is drinking the Josh Whitman (@IlliniAD) Kool-aid”Check out Joey Gelman's radio story about new Athletic Director Josh Whitman here.A teary eyed Rick Whitman watched on as his son’s dreams were coming true. Cameras flashed, alumni clapped, and Josh Whitman ...

Patience a virtue for Illini fans with Whitman hiring

Patience a virtue for Illini fans with Whitman hiring

By Peter Bailey-Wells

February 18, 2016


Filed under Sports

Check out Joey Gelman's radio story about new Athletic Director Josh Whitman here.Josh Whitman had his Illini anecdotes ready to go for his introductory press conference on Thursday in Champaign.Illinois' prospective athletic director reminisced about catching his breath the firs...

Updates from press conference introducing Whitman as next athletic director

Updates from press conference introducing Whitman as next athletic director

By Michal Dwojak

February 18, 2016


Filed under Sports

(10:50 a.m.) Whitman said there a lot more similarities than differences between Division III schools and Division I schools. He noted differences in budget, the scholarships and the transportation. Whitman also said he didn't want to have his parents to pay for his college education, which is what moti...

Illinois fans react to Illini hiring of Josh Whitman as athletic director

Illinois fans react to Illini hiring of Josh Whitman as athletic director

By Michal Dwojak, Staff writer

February 18, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Football, Sports

Now that Josh Whitman has officially been named the next athletic director at Illinois, the new leader of Illini athletics will have plenty on his plate. Whitman will try to repair the department’s image after investigations in football and women’s basketball, the firing of the head football co...

Meet Illinois’ new athletic director: Josh Whitman

Meet Illinois’ new athletic director: Josh Whitman

By Michal Dwojak

February 17, 2016


Filed under Sports

Now that the University of Illinois has announced that Josh Whitman will be the school’s next athletic director, it’s a good time to learn who the new leader of Illinois athletics is.Whitman’s ties to Illinois started in 1997 when he first lined up at tight end for Ron Turner. He finished his...

Illinois and Rutgers meet again less than two weeks after 3OT circus

Illinois and Rutgers meet again less than two weeks after 3OT circus

By Alex Roux

February 16, 2016


Filed under Sports

Tweet: The 3OT game two weeks ago was entertaining, but not something Illinois wants to repeat against Rutgers, writes @aroux94Who’s ready to re-enact one of the best college basketball games of the season?No, I’m not talking about last month’s triple-overtime thriller between No. 2 Kansas and ...

KRUSH EDITION: Across enemy lines: Rutgers basketball

By The Daily Illini Basketball Staff

February 15, 2016


Filed under Sports

Editor’s note: The Daily Illini sat down with Brian Fonseca, the sports editor of The Daily Targum, the student newspaper at Rutgers and talked about Illinois, Rutgers and how Tuesday’s game might go.Daily Illini: Despite their records, Illinois and Rutgers put on quite the show the last time they ...

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