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Did College Football Games Predict Tuesday's Electoral Outcomes?

Glen Browder | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics
Glen Browder

I would have to give the football/election thesis a passing grade, based on these few cases, regardless of whether you use my statewide speculations or the more precise county analysis of my bold political science friends.

College Football and Tuesday's Elections

Glen Browder | Posted 12.30.2014 | Politics
Glen Browder

Three of my political science colleagues conducted research showing that winning/losing that Saturday game could boost or cost the incumbent party and its gubernatorial candidate an average of 10 percent in the Tuesday election.

WATCH: Illinois's Dominant Second-Round Upset

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

TULSA, Okla. -- Mike Davis and Illinois pulled out of their late-season swoon just in time for the NCAA tournament. Davis tied his season high with...

NIT Tournament 2010: Illini Get #1 Seed, Play On The Road Thanks To Cirque Du Soleil

Chicagoist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A look at the schedule shows Illinois playing Stony Brook (located on Long Island, New York) on the road (Wednesday, March 17, 8 p.m., ESPNU). What gi...

NCAA Tournament 2010: Illinois Doesn't Make The Cut

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It's official. The 65-team NCAA field has been revealed, and Illinois is not a part of it. The Illini, 19-14, will likely be headed to the NIT. The N...

Corey Cooper Nebraska Bound: Prospect Turns Back On Illinois (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Corey Cooper committed to Nebraska today after many expected him to go to Illinois. ESPN reports that Cooper was committed to Illinois since his soph...