Writing Illini is Looking For Staff Writers to Write About the Illinois Fighting Illini

The FanSided Network — this site’s parent company and the fastest growing independent sports network on the Internet — is looking for knowledgeable writers who’d like to help cover the Fighting Illini here on Writing Illini. Serving as a FanSided staff writer is a great way to kick-start your sportswriting career.

Here are some of the benefits:

  • FanSided’s shiny, custom look
  • Technical support
  • Writer education program
  • A community of college sportswriter teammates
  • Exclusive partnerships
  • FanSided promotes from within
  • SEO experience
  • Having your content listed on 200+ sites, including FanSided.com and SportsIllustrated.com


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The FanSided Network. The fastest growing independent sports network on the Internet. Daily original content crafted for intelligent sports fans by intelligent sports fans.

FanSided started with Arrowhead Addict, a Kansas City Chiefs blog, back in April of 2007. Five years later, a simple website collaboration between two brothers has blossomed into the FanSided empire — a company of over 220 unique sports websites dedicated to team-specific and sport-specific coverage. Millions and millions of sports fans have flocked to our online sports communities, and we’re just getting started.

Nowhere else will you find the edgy, candid “fanpinions” that the FanSided Network dishes out every day of every week of every month of every year. Fandom has no offseason. Neither do we. Sports aren’t our jobs — sports are our lives. We know you eat, breathe, sleep and “you know what” sports. That’s why we’ve recruited a staff of FanSiders who are just as passionate about the teams and sports they cover as you are. Our staff remains dedicated to giving fan nation the coverage it wants — not the coverage the sports leagues and teams or mainstream media want you to receive. You will get the lowdown on your favorite sports and teams on and off the field early and often.

The FanSided community is as much yours as it is ours. We’re glad to have you on board and promise to deliver great original sports content as you watch all your sports dreams come true. Well, we promise that you’ll at least have a helluva time with us as you watch those dreams go up in smoke. Thanks for reading!


Adam Best – Co-Founder/CEO

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