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James Montgomery

Northwestern Wildcats. (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)

Video: Northwestern’s James Montgomery Finds Out He’s Getting A Scholarship

Wildcats guard James Montgomery finally got what he’s been working for.

670 The Score–10/22/2013

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Inside The Album Of The Year: Jack White ‘Blunderbuss’

After spearheading three successful rock bands (The White Stripes, The Raconteurs and The Dead Weather), starting a record label (Third Man Records) and producing albums for legendary artists (Loretta Lynn and Wanda Jackson), it seemed […]

01/16/2013

Brad Stevens and Shaka Smart both turned down opportunities to coach at Illinois. (Photos by Kevin C. Cox and Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Wisch: Illini Coaching Search Has Fans Feeling the ’Paign

But because Thomas went after coaches that he – as well as the vast majority of other ADs in the country – couldn’t get, he ended up badly embarrassing Illinois. Twice. And, in turn, Thomas, along with more than a little help from the Illinois trustees and administration, has succeeded in making a very good coaching job look like a radioactive one.

CBS Chicago–03/28/2012

Shaka Smart

Bernstein: Illini Hire Must Ignore Race

It’s difficult enough to hire the right basketball coach at Illinois, without choosing to limit the field of candidates beforehand.

670 The Score–03/18/2012

New Illinois head coach Tim Beckman. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

Wisch: Illinois Trustees Make Beckman Hire A Black-And-White Issue

Back in 1963, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., told the world that he had a dream in which his children would some day live in a nation where people are judged not by the color of their skin, but rather by the content of their character.

CBS Chicago–01/25/2012