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Sports Talk 11-12-14

Sports Talk 11-12-14: Play now!

Steve Kelly and Marcus Jackson listen to Illini women's basketball head coach Matt Bollant and to Illini women's volleyball head coach Kevin Hambly, and they talk with Todd Lindsey from the UI QB Club.

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Tom Kacich: Those were the days

How popular was Illinois football? A century ago in downtown Champaign, they needed a megaphone to satisfy the fans

Hard as it is to believe today, there was a time when Illinois was a football school, Illinois football was a colossal attraction and that attraction was a national champion.

Asmussen: Ducks continue to fly high

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

— No surprise that Florida State dropped behind Oregon. And it doesn’t matter. As long as the Seminoles stay unbeaten, they are in the semifinals. Period.

Nov. 14 Illinois football/recruiting chat

Friday, November 14, 2014 - 1:00pm

Beat writer Matt Daniels is here to answer all your questions about Tim Beckman's football team. Along with any questions you have on a recruiting front. Ask away, and feel free to submit questions ahead of time.

SportsTalk 11-11-14

SportsTalk 11-11-14: Play now!

Loren Tate joins Steve to discuss the latest in sports news. They also talk to Illini baseball coach Dan Hartleb about the team's upcoming trip to the Dominican Republic, and to Iowa Radio's Gary Dolphin about Saturday's football match-up.

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Coach speak: Beckman on Illinois' success at Memorial Stadium

Tim Beckman checked in Monday ahead of Saturday morning’s game against Iowa. Here are three items the Illinois coach said that caught the ear of beat writer Matt Daniels:

Home-field advantage

Beckman is 9-10 at Memorial Stadium in his tenure with Illinois.

Tate: Past could haunt Big Ten

Twelve humans will determine the four college football teams to compete for the national championship.

One problem: Humans are imperfect — yes, all of us — and have never been able to apply proper weight to football losses that occur in September compared to losses in November.

Lunt set to start against Iowa

CHAMPAIGN — Wes Lunt said Mike Gundy never brought up the latter’s infamous press conference when the Illinois quarterback was at Oklahoma State.

You know, the one where the Cowboys’ coach shouts “I’m a man! I’m 40!” among other rants after a 2007 game against Texas Tech.  

News-Gazette SportsPage 11-10-14

News-Gazette SportsPage 11-10-14: Play now!

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

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11-10-14 Monday Morning Quarterbacks

11-10-14 Monday Morning Quarterbacks: Play now!

11-10-14 Monday Morning Quarterbacks.  Jim Turpin and Loren Tate are the Monday Morning Quarterbacks after an Illini bye week.  Guest today is Rajeeve Ram former Illini Tennis National Champion.

 

 

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