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Danielson, Hardy among leaders

CHICAGO — Illini golfers Charlie Danielson and Nick Hardy were tied for eighth place after the first round of the Western Amateur.

Danielson and Hardy each carded 3-under-par 68 Tuesday at The Beverly Country Club.

Geoff Drakeford of Australia and Zecheng Dou of China were tied for first at 65.


SportTalk 7-29-14

SportTalk 7-29-14: Play now!

Steve Kelly delivers the latest in sports headlines, then chats with former Illini Howard Griffith, Illini senior Austin Teitsma, and Dave Revsine from BTN.

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Asmussen's Top 50: No. 12 LSU

College football writer Bob Asmussen continues his countdown of his Top 50 teams.

No. 12: LSU

Coach: Les Miles

2013 record: 10-3

Projected 2014 record: 9-3

Circle the date: Nov. 8 vs. Alabama


12 days to Camp Rantoul

Counting down the 50 most important Illini 


Big Ten Media Days notebook: Strange start

Editor's note:  hear more from Big Ten Media Days Tuesday at 5:10 on SportsTalk with Steve Kelly on WDWS.

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CHICAGO — Weird opening to the four-hour session. The lights were dimmed and a video was shown welcoming Maryland and Rutgers to the Big Ten. Ohio State coach Urban Meyer chimed in and resisted using the term “no chance.” Nice of him.

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Asmussen's Big Ten winners and losers

WINNERS
James Franklin — Only Big Ten coach new to his school, former Vanderbilt coach came across as strong and sure of himself. He had everyone in the room ready to move the Nittany Lions up in the loaded East. His only problem is the company he keeps with regular games against Ohio State, Michigan and Michigan State.


Loren Tate: Illini need to catch Wildcats now

CHICAGO — There was a day past — no cellphones, remember? — when Illini Nation took Northwestern for granted. The rivalry seldom tickled the heartstrings.

UI fans considered Ohio State and Michigan “archrivals” and got heated for those then-annual, now-infrequent football meetings.


SportsTalk 7-28-14

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Steve Kelly and Brian Moline are joined by Brian Barnhart and Loren Tate as they broadcast live from Media Day in Chicago.

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Delany confident of change

CHICAGO — Jim Delany didn’t mince words.


LIVE! Big Ten Media Days

The Big Ten saved the best for last.

Or certainly the most important.

Jim Delany, the most powerful man in colege sports, gave his annual state-of-the-conference talk.


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