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VIDEO: 'The abuse that was inflicted upon this child was horrific'

Judge Tom Difanis explains the reasoning behind his decision to sentence Christopher Collins, 23, of Rantoul to 20 years in prison for aggravated battery to a child at Collins' sentencing hearing Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, at the Champaign County Courthouse in Urbana.

Smith: 'Can't complain about the effort'

Illinois coach Lovie Smith and defensive coordinator Hardy Nickerson discuss Saturday's game against Northwestern — the season finale for the 2-9 Illini.

Underwood: 'Excited for our growth today'

Illinois coach Brad Underwood breaks down his team's 91-74 victory against Marshall on Sunday at State Farm Center. The win improved the Illini to 4-0 on the season.

Nichols: 'Got to play 40 minutes of basketball'

Illinois forward Kipper Nichols discusses the Illini's defense on Marshall scoring leader Jon Elmore, the timeout coach Brad Underwood called late in the second half and the start of his season. Then fellow forward Leron Black discusses Nichols' play through four games, and Illinois' better ball security against the Thundering Herd.

Game of the Week: Tuscola vs. Athens Class 1A football semis

Tuscola edged Athens in the Class 1A semi-finals, meaning a trip to the state championship in DeKalb on Friday awaits. Check out all of the highlights, celebration, and postgame speech here.

Football State Semifinal Postgame: Tuscola's VonLanken & Hoel

Tuscola football's Brayden VonLanken and Dalton Hoel spoke Saturday, Nov. 18, after the Warriors defeated Athens 21-14 in a Class 1A state semifinal game in Athens. Tuscola will face Lena-Winslow for the championship Friday in DeKalb.

VIDEO: Tuscola football advances to state

The Tuscola football team advanced to state for the first time since 2011 with a 21-14 win over Athens on Saturday. Check out the celebration and coach Andy Romine's postgame speech here.

Underwood: 'We had some breakthroughs tonight'

Illinois coach Brad Underwood and DePaul coach Dave Leitao break down Friday night's game at State Farm Center — an 82-73 Illini victory in the Gavitt Tipoff Games.

Jordan: 'It was a tough one'

Illinois forward Michael Finke talks about handling a foul-heavy game and how guards Aaron Jordan and Mark Smith played in Friday's win against DePaul before Jordan discusses where the team is at through three games and the importance of the one-day prep for Sunday's game against Marshall.

Friday on the Farm, Nov. 17, 2017

Each Friday, business and agriculture writer Ben Zigterman puts the camera on an area farmer. Next up: C.J. Decker, who farms near Philo, talks about what farmers do after harvest.