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Did College Football Games Predict Tuesday's Electoral Outcomes?

Glen Browder | Posted 11.06.2014 | 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 10.30.2014 | 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.

Illinois Comes Through Late

AP | JIM VERTUNO | Posted 05.22.2013 | Sports

AUSTIN, Texas — Brandon Paul and D.J. Richardson made consecutive 3-pointers to give Illinois back the lead with 6 minutes left and the No. 7-se...

No. 10 Illinois Stays Unbeaten

AP | Posted 12.12.2012 | Sports

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Brandon Paul scored 14 points and D.J. Richardson overcame a shoulder injury to add 11 and help 10th-ranked Illinois hold off Norfo...

Western Carolina Falls To No. 13 Illinois

AP | Posted 12.05.2012 | Sports

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Brandon Paul scored 14 points and No. 13 Illinois earned a 72-64 win over Western Carolina on Tuesday. Western Carolina tied the g...

Illini Freshman Prospect Headed To NBA Draft

AP | Posted 06.05.2011 | Chicago

CHAMAPIGN, Ill. — Illinois freshman forward Jereme Richmond is ending his brief, tumultuous Illinois career by leaving school and declaring for ...

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...

Northwestern And Illinois Make Big Changes Due To Wrigley's Tight Confines

AP | ANDREW SELIGMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — It sounds like something out of a backyard touch football game. No matter who has the ball, there's only one end zone and everyone has...

Wrigley Field Prepped For Northwestern/Illinois Game

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Call it a Wrigley Field makeover: The pitcher's mound and home plate are temporarily gone and the infield and warning track are covere...

Illini Linebacker Kicked Off Team After Aggravated Battery Arrest

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Illinois has kicked linebacker Evan Frierson (Fry'-er-son) off its football team two days after he was arrested and charged wi...

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...