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UI roundup: Athletic department adds radio talent

CHAMPAIGN — The  Illinois athletic department and the Fighting Illini Radio Network added former Illini football players Martin O’Donnell and Carey Davis to their broadcast team Tuesday for the upcoming football season.

Asmussen: Step right up for Illini P.A. job

Do strangers come up to you on the street and say “Wow, you really, sound like Gene Honda”?

Do you want to spend quality time with Loren Tate and Brian Barnhart?

Do you enjoy free popcorn and Sprite?

Well, Illinois has got a job for you.

Sports Talk 07-21-15

Sports Talk 07-21-15: Play now!

Steve Kelly and Loren Tate host the Tuesday edition of Sports Talk. They talk with Jeff Finke.

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From the blog: top celebs with Illini connections

As I write this, I’m watching the intersection of sports and pop culture at the ESPYs – an event that gets a bad rap but is quite enjoyable IMO.  And it got me to thinking of instances of when Illini sports and the celebrity world came crashing together.  I had to stretch, but I came up with a top ten list plus a few more.  Keep in mind these are not just celebs who are U of I al

Best of teams: No. 19, Arkansas

No. 19: Arkansas

COACH: Bret Bielema

2014 RECORD: 7-6

PROJECTED 2015 RECORD: 9-4

CIRCLE THE DATE: Oct. 10 at Alabama

Best of Illini: No. 19, Joe Spencer

No. 19: Joe Spencer, OL

News-Gazette Sports Page 07-20-15

News-Gazette Sports Page 07-20-15: Play now!

Join the News-Gazette sports writers as they discuss the latest in Illini & local sports.

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Best of teams: No. 20, Wisconsin

NO. 20: Wisconsin

COACH: Paul Chryst

2014 RECORD: 11-3

PROJECTED 2015 RECORD: 12-2

CIRCLE THE DATE: Sept. 5 vs. Alabama

Best of Illini: No. 20, Clayton Fejedelem

NO. 20: Clayton Fejedelem, DB

Monday morning pop quiz: July 20, 2015

10 questions about news that broke — from Champaign Fire Department's 150th birthday bash to tough budget decisions at Eastern Illinois — in last week's News-Gazette and news-gazette.com. If you answer all 10 right, you'll have bragging rights on the folks in the newsroom. Good luck.