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Illinois football’s Mike Phair ready for next project

Illinois' Jihad Ward (17) attempts to block Louisiana Tech's Cody Sokol's (19) pass during the Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl at Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas, Texas on Friday, Dec. 26, 2014. The Illini lost 35-18.

By Michal Dwojak, Staff writer

August 26, 2015

Mike Phair has held many roles during his football career. Illinois football’s co-defensive coordinator has helped discover college football players who could become stars in the NFL. Phair has coached Pro Bowlers and Hall of Fame defensive players and worked alongside the NFL’s brightest...

Super Bowl Ad-mania

Anheuser-Busch will feature 3.5 minutes of advertising for iconic beer brands Bud Light and Budweiser during Super Bowl XLVIIII, including a 30-second spot from Bud Light titled

By Declan Harty

January 30, 2014

Jan Slater, advertising professor and dean of College of Media, fondly remembers Volkswagen’s 2011 “The Force” ad, shown during that year’s Super Bowl. The advertisement featured a young child wearing a Darth Vader helmet, trying to use “The Force” on his baby brother, the family dog and the l...