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Illini have strong showing at the Chicago Marathon

Illinois alumnus Tatyana McFadden wins the women’s wheelchair division of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on Oct. 13, 2013. McFadden once again won the Chicago Marathon, her fourth straight in the event.

October 13, 2014

Just weeks after the United States Olympic Committee announced the University would be designated as a U.S. Paralympic training site, Illini wheelchair athletes proved once again why they are considered some of the best in the nation at Sunday’s Chicago Marathon. University graduate Tatyana McFadd...

Baseball is still as popular as ever

St. Louis Cardinals fans react to Matt Holliday's solo homer in the fourth inning against the Boston Red Sox during Game 5 of the World Series at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri, on Monday, October 28, 2013.

September 30, 2014

Editor's note: This column is written as part of a point-counterpoint. The other column, stating that baseball is losing popularity, can be read here. Baseball is called America’s pastime for a reason. It has always been there, and it always will be. Like any other professional sports league, the MLB has not stayed perfectly consistent in po...

Another defeat for Bears on Sunday in one-sided rivalry with Packers

Another defeat for Bears on Sunday in one-sided rivalry with Packers

By Mubarak Salami

September 30, 2014

Growing up, my older brother and I were always very competitive. Due to our love of sports, we frequently played one-on-one pick up basketball games, raced 100 meters and held various contests to compare our athletic abilities. We developed an intense rivalry. However, I could never beat my brother. He was always one se...

Illinois women’s cross-country finishes 18th at Roy Griak Invite

September 29, 2014

Fresh off of a win at the Illinois State Invite two weeks ago, the Illinois women’s cross-country team traveled to Minnesota on Sunday to compete in the Roy Griak Invite.   The Illini finished in 18th place in what was their first time competing at the 35-team event. No. 3 Michigan State won and ...

News around the sporting world

Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall (15) moves around Buffalo Bills cornerback Corey Graham (20) as he runs with the ball during the first quarter on Sunday.

By Daily Illini Staff Report

September 8, 2014

Bears can’t hang on against Bills in 23-20 overtime loss The Bears were chasing the Bills for most of the afternoon Sunday at Soldier Field.  In the end, the Bills prevailed 23-20 in overtime on a 27-yard field goal by Dan Carpenter. The Bills led 17-7 at the half as Carpenter kicked a 50-yard fiel...

Manny Ramirez not a mistake for Cubs

By Sean Neumann

May 27, 2014

The Chicago Cubs hired former MLB superstar Manny Ramirez to be a player-coach for the Triple A Iowa Cubs this past weekend and despite the gut reaction, it wasn’t a mistake. It was a shocking move for the Cubs to risk distraction for performance, but the latter doesn’t lie. He was at times contr...

McFadden wins Boston Marathon

McFadden wins Boston Marathon

By McClatchy-Tribune

April 22, 2014

University alumna Tatyana McFadden won the Boston Marathon’s women’s wheelchair division on Monday, her 25th birthday. The win comes eight days after McFadden won the London Marathon. McFadden is halfway to her goal of sweeping the four major marathons — London, Boston, Chicago and New York —...

McFadden wins silver medal in Paralympic sit ski sprint

Paralympic Tatyana McFadden completes the home stretch of a race, Jan. 4, 2014, during the U.S. Paralympics Nordic Skiing National Championship at Solider Hollow Resort in Midway, Utah.

By Philip Hersh

March 13, 2014

The redoubtable Tatyana McFadden has done it again. The young woman for whom nothing seems impossible joined the group of athletes who have won medals in winter and summer Paralympic competition when she took silver in Wednesday's sit ski sprint at the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, Russia. "I can...

Former Illini Aja Evans wins bronze in women’s bobsled

USA-2 bobsled driver Jamie Greubel, left, and Aja Evans place third in the women's bobsled finals during the Winter Olympics on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.

By Stacy St. Clair

February 21, 2014

SOCHI, Russia — The first time Aja Evans took a run down the bobsled track — a sensation she likens to being stuffed into a garbage can and pushed off a cliff — she wasn't sure she wanted to do it again. Her mother insisted: Do not give up. "She told me to fight through it," said Evans, a Chicago native ...

University student Jonathan Kuck finishes 19th in 5,000 meters at Olympics

United States Jonathan Kuck (3) leads the US Pursuit Team in the men's team pursuit finals during the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Saturday, February 27, 2010. The United States finished in second place to win the Silver Medal.

By Daily Illini Staff Report

February 7, 2014

Update (10:00 p.m.): University student Jonathan Kuck finished 19th overall in the 5,000 meters race with a time of 6 minutes, 31.53 seconds, more than 10 seconds off his time at the Olympic trials. Sven Kramer of the Netherlands, who Kuck was racing alongside, won gold in 6:10.76, an Olympic record...

Seahawks soars past Broncos to win 1st Super Bowl

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll and quarterback Russell Wilson celebrate after a 43-8 victory against the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. 

By Bob Condotta

February 3, 2014

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Believe it, Seattle — after 38 years, the Seahawks are finally Super Bowl champions. In fact, by the time it ended, the only thing unbelievable about this one was how easy it was, as the Seahawks cruised to a 43-8 win over the Denver Broncos to take Super Bowl XLVIII in fron...

Live Blog: NBA Draft

By Gregory Zeck

June 24, 2010

Follow along as sports writer Greg Zeck live blogs the NBA Draft on Thursday at 6 p.m. Daily Illini NBA Draft Blog...

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