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Matt Daniels: Three questions with Adam Rittenberg

Three questions with: Adam Rittenberg, who covers the Big Ten for ESPN.com


Matt Daniels: Football attention-grabbers

Forty-two players and 14 head coaches will dress up for the cameras starting Monday at Big Ten Media Days. Expect these 10 to receive the most attention from the assembled press in Chicago.

1. Urban Meyer, Ohio State


Illini Legends, Lists and Lore: Lou Boudreau

Forty-four years ago Sunday, 10 days after his 53rd birthday, University of Illinois graduate Lou Boudreau was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. A product of Thornton Township High School, a school without a baseball team, he concentrated on basketball as a prep.


Calm and cool Parkhill leads Twin City Championship

URBANA — Clayton Parkhill has always been an honest, forthcoming young man. So when the five-time Twin City champion tells you at most he plays golf once a week, you take his word for it.


Saturday SportsTalk 7-26-14

Saturday SportsTalk 7-26-14: Play now!

Brian and Loren talk all things sports on downstate's longest running sports show. Today's guests include Al Seamonson, Joe Henricksen, Mike Thomas, and Jim Callis.

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Straight to the source: Kent Brown on Media Days

Editor's note:  the WDWS sports crew will broadcast live from Big Ten football media days on Monday from 4 to 6 p.m.  Listen on 1400-AM or wdws.com.

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Asmussen's Top 50: No. 15 Wisconsin

Bob Asmussen offers up the next team in his Top 50 countdown.

No. 15: Wisconsin

Coach: Gary Andersen    

2013 record: 9-4

Projected 2014 record: 10-2

Circle the date: Nov. 22 at Iowa


15 days to Camp Rantoul

Counting down the 50 most important Illini.

No. 15: Jon Davis, TE


Illinois coaching: Baseball, women's gymnastics add assistants

Spencer Allen first met Illinois head coach Dan Hartleb at the end of his playing career at Iowa State.

The Cyclones dropped their baseball program following the 2001 season, and Allen’s roommate Brandon Cashman transferred to Illinois and was Hartleb’s starting center fielder from Day 1 of the 2002 season.


A look beyond the Big Ten for Illini men's basketball

The nonconference schedule was released Friday for the Illinois men’s basketball team. Marcus Jackson gives insight on the Illini’s November and December foes:

Nov. 7, Qunicy (exhibition)
— In two games against Division I opponents (Xavier, Illinois State), the Division II Hawks lost by an average of 24.5 points.


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