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2014 TCR Community Awards Banquet

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Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to the 2014 TCR Community Awards Banquet. We'll be going through the top Illinois Athletics stories, top TCR posts, and we'll also be giving away some community awards (most FanPosts, most FanShots, and most comments). So without further adieu, here we go!

Top Illinois Athletics Stories in 2014

1. Illinois Football makes a Bowl Game

2. The passing of former basketball assistant coach Wayne McClain

3. Athletic Department Rebranding

4. Illinois Golf (last season's tournament run and the #1 ranking this year)

5. State Farm Center renovations begin

6. Tim Beckman to return for 2015 season

7. Aaron Jordan, Jalen Coleman-Lands commit to Illinois Basketball

8. Jesse Delgado repeats as NCAA Champion (wrestling)

9. Mike Dudek's record-breaking freshman season

10. Rayvonte Rice defeats Mizzou; Illinois wins back-to-back Braggin' Rights games

TCR's Most Viewed Posts in 2014

1. NIT 2014: Bracket and Schedule (55,148), Jack Cassidy

2. The Big Ten as Fast Food Restaurants (37,972), Mark Primiano

3. NIT 2014: Second Round Schedule and Bracket (21,130), Jack Cassidy

4. Nike Uniform Reveal Leaked (15,748), Matt Silich

5. Bill Murray Reps Illinois, Disses UNC, Helps the Homeless (13,239), Jack Cassidy

6. The Future of Illinois Basketball: 2014-15 Will Be Bright (11,957), Jack Cassidy

7. Jalen Coleman-Lands Commits to Illinois (9,881), Jim Vainisi

8. B1G Bowl Projections: Week 14 (8,145), Brad Repplinger

TCR Community Awards

First we'll start with our FanPost numbers, where Matt Igaravidez's Illinois Baseball coverage helped him beat out Repplinger. Congratulations, Matt!

Remember--any member of the community is welcome to write contribute FanPosts. We read everything that's published and we'll even promote certain posts on social media if we deem them good enough.

Most FanPosts

1. Matt Igaravidez - 9

2. Brad Repplinger - 6

3. Michaelkirkpat - 3

4. I'mhalfcrazyallfortheloveOfU - 3

5. Profilo - 2

6. Thumpasaurus - 2

7. drew306 - 2

8. illiniMK - 1

9. zernbabyzern - 1

10. DCILLINI - 1

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Next we have the award for most FanShots. Although anyone can post a FanShot, this is particular award is more of a staff contest. I WIN.

Most FanShots

1. Jim Vainisi - 128

2. Jack Cassidy - 20

3. Trevor Vallese - 7

4. Matt Silich - 5

5. Cruiser - 3

6. Brad Repplinger - 3

7. bakes1412 - 2

8. SLehotsky - 1

9. Mark Primiano - 1

10. illinoise - 1

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Finally we have the de facto TCR Most Valuable Player award. Mark Primiano takes home the honor with a whopping 867 comments (don't worry WilliamsForThreeeeeee, we know you're the real MVP). Congrats, Mark! You can celebrate by writing 100 more articles.

Most Comments

1. Mark Primiano - 867

2. WilliamsForThreeeeeee - 624

3. Brad Repplinger - 554

4. Trevor Vallese - 409

5. Bryce Smith - 307

6. Thumpasaurus - 303

7. you gots to chill - 277

8. Jim Vainisi - 259

9. BullMeechum - 232

10. Matt Silich - 218

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Thank you to all the Champaigniacs that make this site what it is; you helped generate over 1.5 million page views in 2014. This year's managerial transition was a bit tough early on, but we greatly appreciate the fact that you've all stuck around with us. Here's to an even better 2015!

I-L-L

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