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University Of Illinois Seeks New Sports Mascot

URBANA, Ill. (AP) — Nine years after it retired Chief Illiniwek under pressure from the NCAA, the University of Illinois will begin the search for a new mascot, interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson said Monday. 411 more words

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Arizona Picks Mizzou's Evan Boehm

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP)- The Arizona Cardinals selected Evan Boehm in the fourth round of the NFL draft, and the center from Missouri should push for a starting job right away. 323 more words

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Raiders Draft Illinois Defensive End

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders selected Illinois defensive end Jihad Ward with the 44th overall pick in the NFL draft on Friday.

Ward had 104 tackles with 4 ½ sacks and 12 tackles for losses during two seasons with the Illini. 112 more words

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Mizzou's J'Den Cox Qualifies For Olympics

MONGOLIA (AP) – The U.S. wrestling team will compete in 12 of the 18 weight classes at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics after qualifying for three more spots this weekend in Mongolia. 98 more words

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LISTEN: Mike Francesa Discusses The Legend Of Pearl Washington

NEW YORK (WFAN) — Mike Francesa opened his show Wednesday paying homage to Brooklyn native and Syracuse basketball great Dwayne “Pearl” Washington, who died Wednesday at the age of 52… 194 more words

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Former Syracuse Star, Brooklyn Native Pearl Washington Dead At 52

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Dwayne “Pearl” Washington, who went from New York City playground wonder to Big East star for Jim Boeheim at Syracuse, has died. 853 more words

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UConn Coach Geno Auriemma Released From Hospital

STORRS, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP)UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma has been released from the hospital, where he was admitted Saturday with an undisclosed ailment. 189 more words

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