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Mizzou's D-line guru could be headed for coordinator position at Illinois

Craig Kuligowski has worked with Gary Pinkel for the last 23 seasons, heading up the longtime Mizzou coach’s defensive line for the last 19 seasons dating back to their days at Toledo. 343 more words

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Illinois adds senior student manager to roster, will dress against Minnesota

Illinois head coach John Groce has seen two of his guards sidelined with injuries this month, which has prompted the motto, “Next Man Up” for the Fighting Illini. 140 more words


Illinois basketball promotes student manager to the team roster

#NextManUp RT @IlliniHoops: Congrats to manager-turned-player Ryan Schmidt, the newest #Illini. pic.twitter.com/8lLZha0xog

— Illinois Athletics (@IlliniAthletics) January 23, 2015

When the University of Illinois basketball team was hit was a spate of injuries, their team manager found himself getting a pretty important promotion: To the gameday lineup.

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Illinois Adds Student Manager to Basketball Roster

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP)- Illinois coach John Groce often says “next man up” as his team fights through injuries that have sidelined three starters.

The expression took on new meaning Friday when Groce added manager Ryan Schmidt to the roster for Saturday’s game at Minnesota (12-8, 1-6 Big Ten). 101 more words


Eye injury to sideline Illinois junior guard up to two weeks

With leading scorer Rayvonte Rice sidelined, Illinois will be short another guard for the time being. Wednesday evening the program announced that guard Aaron Cosby will be unavailable for the next 1-2 weeks after… 135 more words