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Alabama running back Derrick Henry, middle, breaks away from Georgia defenders Dominick Sanders (24) and Aaron Davis (35) for a touchdown in the first half on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, at Sanford Stadium in Athens. Alabama won, 38-10. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/TNS)

Championship week chaos leaves opening for two Big Ten team playoff

By Dan Escalona December 1, 2015

Can a dominant win over Michigan — and equal amounts of luck — grant Ohio State the chance to defend it’s title?Can Iowa silence its critics and continue 2015’s most surprising run all...

Introducing your next athletic director: Kevin McCarthy

Introducing your next athletic director: Kevin McCarthy

By Kevin McCarthy November 10, 2015

Despite being cleared of wrongdoing, former Athletic Director Mike Thomas had about a snowball’s chance in hell at surviving the report about the allegations surrounding Illini athletics.Whoever follows...

Fantasy Doctor: I must be doing something right, maybe

By Joey Figueroa November 4, 2015

Look, I try not to be repetitive in these columns. But with another week in the NFL crossed off the calendar, your beloved Fantasy Doctor has gone 3-0 across three leagues yet again.I’m 12-0 over the...

One botched punt sends Spartans, Wolverines on divergent paths

One botched punt sends Spartans, Wolverines on divergent paths

By Dan Escalona October 20, 2015

The full spectrum of human emotion could be seen in the final 10 seconds of Michigan State’s surreal victory over rival Michigan this weekend.On one side was the pure ecstasy of Michigan State as Spartans’...

Fantasy Doctor: Sports injuries are sad

Fantasy Doctor: Sports injuries are sad

By Joey Figueroa October 13, 2015

Fantasy Doctor @joeyfigueroa3: Sports injuries are sadFootball is a violent sport. Five straight weeks of clashing, fighting and hitting some of the world’s premiere athletes can certainly take it toll....

Top Big Ten teams unworthy of playoff spot

By Dan Escalona October 13, 2015

Normally, boasting an undefeated record through six games in a Power Five conference is enough to deserve consideration for a spot in the College Football Playoff.The manner Ohio State and Michigan State...

The Illini baseball team huddles before the start of their game against Notre Dame on May 30 at Illinois Field.

A Conversation with an Illini: Charlie Naso

By Kevin McCarthy October 12, 2015

Illini relief pitcher Charlie “Chuck” Naso is a savage. This week I sat down with the right-hander to talk about the team’s magical 2015 season, meeting David Price and my chances at touching his...

Illinois' Mason Monheim (43) and T.J. Neal (52) tackle Northwestern 's Treyvon Green (22) during the game at Ryan Field in Evanston, Ill. on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014. The Illini won 47-33.

Wildcats’ stout defense ready to stifle Big Ten West

By Dan Escalona October 6, 2015

On a nippy Chicago fall afternoon, the ferocious defense of the Northwestern Wildcats forced the Minnesota Golden Gophers into the meat grinder that Ryan Field has become.The 27-0 win over the Gophers...

University earns award for excellence in diversity

September 30, 2014

For the second year in a row, INSIGHT into Diversity magazine awarded the University of Illinois with its Higher Education Excellence in Diversity award. This recognition has been given out for the past...

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