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Flaws repeats feat

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois’ Jannelle Flaws earned her second consecutive NSCAA/Continental Tire All-Great Lakes Region first-team honor Wednesday. The redshirt senior forward led the Big Ten and finished tied for 11th in the nation with 17 goals this season.

Asmussen: Georgia Tech ready for next challenge

Each week, college football writer — and AP Top 25 and Heisman Trophy voter — BOB ASMUSSEN breaks it down:

Team of the Week

Georgia Tech

Asmussen: System is working

The sixth football playoff rankings were revealed Tuesday night. Here is staff writer and AP voter Bob Asmussen’s take:

Sports Talk 12-02-14

Sports Talk 12-02-14: Play now!

Loren Tate joins Steve to discuss the latest in sports. They also talk to Brian Barnhart and Marcus Jackson, who are both in Miami for tonight's Illini game against the University of Miami.

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Wise backs AD's decision to keep Beckman

Before Athletic Director Mike Thomas issued a statement Sunday announcing his decision to keep football coach Tim Beckman around for another season, he conferred with his boss.

University of Illinois Chancellor Phyllis Wise told The News-Gazette on Monday that she had spoken with Thomas beforehand and agreed with his rationale.

Bowl spot likely secure as eligible teams rise

CHAMPAIGN — Going into the final weekend of the college football season, 82 teams are already bowl-eligible.

Two still might hit the threshold.

Where will Big Ten's bowl teams land?

If beat writer Matt Daniels were in charge of the bowl selection process, here’s where he would put the Big Ten’s 10 bowl-eligible teams:

Fiesta Bowl

Ohio State vs. Arizona 

Buckeyes hoping Iowa State knocks off TCU and Kansas State beats Baylor so a spot in the Final Four opens up.

DuVernois, Dudek headline Big Ten honorees

ROSEMONT — If Justin DuVernois punts for at least 113 yards in whatever bowl game Illinois winds up at, the senior will leave the program as its all-time leader in career punt yardage.

Tate: Illinois football's steps for success

The telephone lines stayed open, and Tim Beckman’s prayers were answered. The Illini football coach earned, via two late-November triumphs, a reprieve.

You know it’s a close call when they make a formal announcement. You don’t hear anything from Ohio State or Wisconsin. It’s not necessary.

News-Gazette Sports Page 12-01-14

News-Gazette Sports Page 12-01-14: Play now!

Join the News-Gazette sports writers at the Esquire in downtown Champaign as they discuss the latest in Illini sports.

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