- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 10, 2015

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - Illinois basketball is taken so seriously around Champaign that it can draw the city’s mayor into an argument over a foul call.

After Illini guard Jaylon Tate was hit with a technical foul against Michigan State on Saturday in a call that puzzled fans watching the game, ESPN basketball analyst Dan Dakich took to Twitter to defend the call.

Mayor Don Gerard disagreed. He told the former coach via Twitter that he’s glad he can mute his TV.

Dakich fired back that “you tweet like a 13-year-old.”

According to The News-Gazette in Champaign (https://bit.ly/1CaSz99 ) Dakich said he was silly to respond.

Gerard later apologized, donating $100 to Dakich’s charity and offered a beer next time he’s in Champaign. Dakich, who will be Champaign on Thursday for the Michigan-Illinois game, declined the offer.


Information from: The News-Gazette, https://www.news-gazette.com

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide