Getting Personal: Casey Ludwig

Getting Personal is a Q&A with a local personality. Here, 31-year-old Champaign resident Casey Ludwig, the assistant director of programs and assistant director of Roger Ebert's Film Festival at the University of Illinois College of Media, chats with The News-Gazette's Melissa Merli.

Striking gold: 50 things about Super Bowl 50

In honor of the Super Bowl's 50th anniversary, staff writer Paul Wood unearthed 50 nuggets about the big game


Tate: McCaffery has Iowa in enviable position

It was a week past the Ides of March in 2014, and Iowans’ attention turned to wrestling.

The big-revenue sports appeared stuck in a muddy cornfield. Kirk Ferentz’s footballers, having lost to Iowa State for the third time in four years, ruled hapless Illinois but finished in a 5-for-7 swoon that included a 51-14 loss to Minnesota.

Illini legends, lists and lore: Tricia Taliaferro

Happy birthday today to former Illini soccer coach Tricia Taliaferro, now the women’s development coach for U.S. Soccer. Her current assignment is serving as the main scout for the Under-16 Girls’ National Team. She’s the daughter of UI football alum Mike Taliaferro, an Illini quarterback in 1962 and ’63.

Saturday Sports Talk 02-06-16

Saturday Sports Talk 02-06-16: Play now!

MIchael Kiser and Loren Tate host the Saturday edition of Sports Talk. They talk with Al Seamonson, Randy Taylor, Paul Klee and Steve Batterson.


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Go figure, UI edition, Feb. 5, 2016

Go figure: A numerical look at what's making headlines on the UI campus

Nov. 20, 2015

A big payday for MIKE THOMAS, who got his $2.5 million payout from Illinois just 11 days after being forced out as athletic director on Nov. 9.

Top of the morning, Feb. 5, 2016

Here is the tale of one lucky, and tough, dog. And here is the tale one lucky, and tough, dog owner.

On December 28, Nancy Cubit was planning to fly from Champaign to Florida to meet her husband, Illinois football coach Bill Cubit. But the weather turned nasty and Nancy's morning flight was canceled.

Tate: New AD faces uphill battle

Question for the day: With long-awaited news ready to pop any day, how many rabbits can a new athletic director pull out of his hat to settle Illini Nation’s unrest?

Meet the Illini's Class of 2016

On Wednesday, Bill Cubit announced his first signing class as Illinois coach. Here is a breakdown:

PODCAST: Gameday -- Illinois at Rutgers

PODCAST: Gameday -- Illinois at Rutgers: Play now!

Steve Kelly and Loren Tate get you ready for the Illini's trip to Rutgers, plus they recap Signing Day for Illinois football.


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