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Final Word: O'Toole's the man

Senior QB gets the nod over sophomore Aaron Bailey to start against Gophers.

Final Word: O'Toole's the man
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Celebrating Coach McClain

Celebrating Coach McClain

Here is one place for all our coverage from the celebration of the life of Wayne McClain.

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Kroner: What a celebration

Kroner: What a celebration

It was clear that Wayne McClain was respected and appreciated. Surely, he knew the feelings others held.

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Tate: McClain bridged gap between Self, Weber

Tate: McClain bridged gap between Self, Weber

McClain’s presence on campus became critical when Bill Self left for Kansas, creating an interim period in which McClain was the only holdover coach.

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Fri, 10/24/2014 - 11:39pm

Q&A with Reilly O'Toole and Aaron Bailey

Q&A with Reilly O'Toole and Aaron Bailey

The Illinois coaches waited until Friday to publicly announce Saturday’s starting quarterback — Reilly O’Toole. But staff writer Bob Asmussen decided to talk to O’Toole and Aaron Bailey ahead of the game.


Fri, 10/24/2014 - 9:58pm

Tate: Beckman ends suspense

Tate: Beckman ends suspense

Senior QB Reilly O'Toole gets the nod, but Aaron Bailey scheduled to play, too.


Fri, 10/24/2014 - 11:31pm

Breaking it down: UI-Minnesota

Breaking it down: UI-Minnesota

Beat writer Matt Daniels takes a closer look at Saturday's homecoming game.


Fri, 10/24/2014 - 11:17pm

Middles lift volleyball to victory

Middles lift volleyball to victory

No. 10 Illini sweep Hoosiers.


Fri, 10/24/2014 - 11:22pm

Soccer team snaps winless skid

Soccer team snaps winless skid

Coach Janet Rayfield's squad tops Michigan State 2-0.


Fri, 10/24/2014 - 6:04pm

O'Toole to start Saturday

O'Toole to start Saturday

Reilly O'Toole will start at quarterback for Illinois on Saturday, Illinois coach Tim Beckman told The News-Gazette on Friday evening.


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    Aug. 30 Illinois vs. Youngstown State W 28-17
    Sept. 6 Illinois vs. Western Kentucky W 42-34
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