1. Northern Illinois vs. Arkansas State: Previewing the GoDaddy.com Bowl

    The GoDaddy.com Bowl is not a major bowl. It comes to near the end of a chaotic stretch of games and features the Northern Illinois Huskies and Arkansas State Red Wolves, two programs that most fans have not heard of...

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  2. Big Ten Bowl Predictions: 10 Teams Bowling, Zero Wins

    The Big Ten got 10 bowl bids this season, matching the most ever received by a conference in one season. Unfortunately, like the Big East last March Madness, more bids does not mean that the conference will thrive...

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  3. Northwestern Football: Scouting the Texas A&M Aggies

    The year 1949 sticks out in the mind of the players and coaches at Northwestern. The date is not important because they are huge fans of Harry Truman or like to celebrate the anniversary ...

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  4. Illinois Football: Toledo's Tim Beckman Is New Coach

    In a surprise to many Illini faithful, the University of Toledo's Tim Beckman will be the new head coach at Illinois. This morning Beckman told his players that he would be going to the Illini...

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  5. Illini Football and Basketball: Is the Three-in-One Ending at Illinois?

    Chief Illiniwek was the official symbol of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign associated with the University's intercollegiate athletic programs for over 80 years and was officially retired by the university in 2007...

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  6. Illinois Football: Four Keys for the Illini at the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl

    History will be made for the Illini regardless of the result of their bowl game against UCLA. Lose, and the Illini become the first team to lose seven straight games in one season after winning six straight...

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  7. 2011 Bowl Games: The 5 Biggest Fails of This Year's Selections

    Bowl season is upon us, and there's a great deal of talk about the games that'll be talking place during the next month...

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  8. Illinois Football: Paul Petrino Jumps Back to Arkansas

    The changes are continuing for the Illini as offensive coordinator Paul Petrino has left the staff to return to Arkansas. Petrino came to Illinois after the 2009 season from the Razorbacks, where he served as the offensive coordinator...

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  9. Illinois vs. UCLA: Breaking Down the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl

    San Francisco, here come the Illini. The Illinois faithful have seen this season extended by one game as the Illini have been selected to play UCLA in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl on December 31st...

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  10. Illini Football: Will Policies Cause Illinois to Miss out on Coach Candidates?

    Bachelor's degree required. Minimum of five years coaching experience required; Division I level preferred. Knowledge of, and compliance with, specific NCAA, Big Ten Conference and institutional rules that relate to this position is required...

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  11. Illinois Football: With Zook Fired, Who's Up Next for the Illini?

    Bob Asmussen of The New-Gazette is reporting that Ron Zook has been fired. An official announcement is expected later today. Zook was considered to be on the hot seat entering this season ...

    Jeffrey Bathe Written by Jeffrey Bathe about over 2 years ago 2,589 reads 12 comments

  12. Big Ten Football: Power Ranking the Coaches According to Job Security

    Spring football is underway and fans are thinking about their hopes for the upcoming season. Rankings will be coming out, discussing where each team stands, what bowl games are likely and how good their coaches are in respect to others...

    Jeffrey Bathe Written by Jeffrey Bathe about over 3 years ago 1,122 reads 7 comments

  13. Big Ten Football: The 1 League Game Each Team Is Most Likely to Lose

    Spring is in the air and for those who love college football, it means spring football practice. As the practices heat up, the speculation about team's success for the upcoming year starts to heat up...

    Jeffrey Bathe Written by Jeffrey Bathe about over 3 years ago 2,053 reads 17 comments

  14. University of Nebraska-Omaha Moves to D-I, Leaves Wrestling & Football in Ruins

    Today the University of Nebraska Board of Regents voted to approve the University of Nebraska at Omaha's move to the Summit League this fall...

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  15. Illinois Basketball: Picking Up the Pieces and Moving Forward to 2011-12

    The Illini's run in the NCAA tournament has come to an end. It has been another season of disappointment, as the expectations of this team were high...

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  16. March Madness Bracket 2011: Big East Struggles Put To Haiku

    The first weekend of the NCAA tournament has come to a close. Depending on who you cheer for, it was filled with joy, frustration or sadness...

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  17. March Madness 2011 Predictions: No Rock Chalk, Jayhawk; Illini Will Stun Kansas

    Prediction: 69-67, Final Four favorite Kansas loses on Mar. 20 No, this is not an article predicting the specific score of the Illinois-Kansas game, but the score that should give the Illini some hope...

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  18. Missouri Valley Conference Outperforming the Big East, Ten, and 12 in Hoops

    Just win Baby! Al Davis said that famous phrase, and the Missouri Valley Conference is living it, going five for six in the postseason so far...

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  19. Big Ten Football 2011: Predicting the League from Top to Bottom

    A change would do you good. Sheryl Crow sung it and the Big Ten is living it. ´╗┐This season will see many changes for the conference. There are three first-year coaches, a new team, and for the first time, a conference championship game...

    Jeffrey Bathe Written by Jeffrey Bathe about over 3 years ago 2,081 reads 29 comments

  20. March Madness 2011 Predictions: 11 Big East Teams Dancing, 0 to the Final Four

    Eleven teams in the NCAA tournament from the Big East Conference. That is one of the major points of discussions following the release of the 2011 NCAA basketball pairings...

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  21. Missouri Valley Basketball Notebook: March Madness Edition

    I Thought This Was a Party. Let's Dance! Ren McCormack got it right in Footloose, the conference tournaments are done and now it is time for the best teams in the country to dance...

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  22. Illinois Basketball: Selection Committee Has a Sense of Humor

    Tulsa, Oklahoma, here the Illini come. The University of Illinois managed to get into the NCAA tournament as the Illini received the nine seed in the Southwest region...

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  23. NCAA Bracket 2011 Predictions: Searching for Cinderella's Slipper

    Cinderella story. Outta nowhere. A former unknown team, now, about to become the NCAA champion. Sorry, not exactly the quote Bill Murray said in Caddyshack, but it fits the time of the year ...

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  24. College Basketball: Did the Illini's Collapse Burst Their Bubble and More?

    51-39, 8:35 to go. Time to start to feel good if you are an Illini fan. A chance to lock up a place in the dance if Bruce Weber 's squad can play decent ball for the final quarter of the game...

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  25. Everyone's All-American: The Best of College Basketball

    The conference tournaments and the dance are looming. As we close out the regular season, it is time to recognize those players who shined on the court this year...

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