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Five-star shooting guard Charles Matthews to make decision Wednesday

By Johnathan Hettinger

February 25, 2014

Five-star shooting guard Charles Matthews will make his college decision on Wednesday morning at 8:30 a.m., according to his Twitter account. He will choose between Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Marquette and Michigan State. Matthews, of Chicago St. Rita, is the top recruit in the state of Illinois in the...

Where do the Republican candidates for the 13th congressional district stand?

Where do the Republican candidates for the 13th congressional district stand?

By Eleanor Black

February 24, 2014

To see where the Democratic candidates stand, click here. Candidates running for the 13th congressional district met Thursday night for a public forum to discuss both national and local issues at the Champaign City Council Chambers. All candidates beside the incumbent Rep. Rodney Davis were in attendance...

Ammons and Rosenberg debate at candiate forum

By Eleanor Black

February 22, 2014

In the third and final candidate forum, held Friday night at the Champaign City Council Chambers, two democratic candidates for the 103rd district’s House seat, Carol Ammons and Sam Rosenberg, answered questions posed by members of the community. The candidates described their government experience and...

13th congressional district candidates discuss economy, student financial aid

By Eleanor Black

February 21, 2014

Candidates running for the 13th congressional district met Thursday night for a public forum to discuss both national and local issues.   The forum began with the Republican candidates Michael Firsching, a veterinarian from Midway, and Erika Harold, an attorney from Champaign and former Miss America,...

Illinois falls to Ohio State after ‘anemic’ offensive performance

Illinois' Jaylon Tate (1) attempts to block Ohio State's Aaron Craft (4) during the game against No. 22 Ohio State at State Farm Center on Saturday, Feb. 15. The Illini lost 48-39.

February 16, 2014

Unless Illinois draws Ohio State in the Big Ten Tournament in March, Saturday may have been the last time the Illini will see Aaron Craft. They’re probably not too upset about it. Even with foul trouble limiting his first half playing time, Craft led Ohio State with 14 points in a 48-39 victory ove...

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...

Iowa hands Illinois its 7th straight loss

February 2, 2014

It has been a rollercoaster week for Big Ten basketball, and Saturday was a rollercoaster game between Illinois and Iowa. The Hawkeyes beat the Illini 81-74 at State Farm Center in a game that saw Illinois erase a 21-point first-half deficit but fall short in the comeback attempt. It felt as if Illinois le...

Illinois hopes to end losing streak against Iowa

The Illini will be looking to Rayvonte Rice to help pull them out of a six-game losing streak when they take on the Iowa Hawkeyes on Saturday at State Farm Center. Rice and the freshman class have been pleasant surprises for Illinois fans this season. 

By Johnathan Hettinger

February 1, 2014

Iowa presents one of the toughest matchups in the Big Ten. The Hawkeyes, one of the biggest teams in the conference, have four starters 6-foot-6 or taller and lead the Big Ten in rebounding. They've played 10 players at least nine minutes a game in conference play. None of the contributors are freshm...

Lower temperatures raises pothole risks

Lower temperatures raises pothole risks

January 29, 2014

With colder temperatures and extreme winter weather comes a greater risk for potholes to form. “If something’s worse, it’s because we’re having a worse winter,” said Kris Koester, Champaign Public Works public information officer. “Also with that, us taking people off the streets more and put...

Indiana sends Illinois to 6th straight loss

Forward Noah Vonleh grabs a rebound during the first half of Sunday's game against Illinois at Assembly Hall. Indiana won 56-46.

By Shannon Ryan

January 27, 2014

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Rayvonte Rice bounced back from a scoreless game to put up 20 points. Joseph Bertrand sunk from a 19-point game to score only two points. Such is life for Illinois basketball these days. When one player clicks, another collapses. "We're not good enough to not have everybody hitting on all cylinders,"...

Illinois looks to get back on track in rematch at Indiana

Illinois' Rayvonte Rice (24) attempts a layup during the game against Indiana at State Farm Center, on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. The Illini won 83-80.

By Johnathan Hettinger

January 25, 2014

A lot has changed in 26 days. When Indiana and Illinois first met on New Year’s Eve for the opening of Big Ten play, Illinois sat at 11-2, on the verge of cracking the top 25. Illinois had five starters who could score, led by one of the country’s top scorers in Rayvonte Rice. The Illini had moment...

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