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A neutral observer’s rooting guide to the Final Four

Oklahoma's Buddy Hield, right, drives to the basket against Oregon's Elgin Cook during the first half in the finals of the NCAA Tournament's West region at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., on Saturday, March 26, 2016. Oklahoma advanced, 80-68. (Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
March 29, 2016

Tweet: .Who should you root for in the Final Four? Check out @danescalona77's column to find out.Yet another wild, unpredictable NCAA tournament has produced a Final Four that very few people can...

Ngai’s age isn’t holding the Illinois gymnast back

Illinois' Logan Bradley pauses in his routine at the meet against Michigan on March 12, 2016.
March 29, 2016

Tweet: Age doesn’t faze #Illini 17-year-old Brandon Ngai, @lbrad5 gears up for his final #B1G title run.Sophomore Brandon Ngai’s rise to pommel horse prominence has been one of the most talked about stories of...

Illinois men’s gymnastics team falls to Oklahoma

March 20, 2016

Tweet: @IlliniMGym competed well, but still fell to No. 1 Oklahoma on senior nightFour years, more than 1,400 days and almost 34,000 hours. Then it’s over.Saturday was the final regular season competition before...

Spartans drive and reach toward playoff, setting up Big Ten-SEC showdown with Crimson Tide

Michigan State running back LJ Scott (3) dives in for a touchdown during the fourth quarter against Iowa in the Big Ten Championship at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015. The Spartans won, 16-13. (Kirthmon F. Dozier/Detroit Free Press/TNS)
December 8, 2015

Michigan State and Iowa were preparing for a fourth-and-goal situation with a College Football Playoff spot at stake. However, before that could occur, LJ Scott reached across the goal line, driving the...

Two students awarded new scholarship for students of Native American heritage

August 2, 2015

Two students from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO) have received the first-ever Illinois Heritage Scholarship, a full-tuition transfer scholarship awarded to students of Native American heritage...

Illinois women’s gymnastics returns to Minneapolis for Regionals

Illinois' Amber See performs her floor routine during the meet against Michigan, at Huff Hall, on Friday, Feb.7, 2014. The Illini lost 195.800-195.575
April 3, 2014

The No. 11 Illinois women’s gymnastics team last competed at Minneapolis on Jan. 25, where it suffered its first loss of the season against a lower-ranked Minnesota team. The Illini will be back in Minneapolis...

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