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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. 418 more words


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


Illinois' Leron Black gets probation for threatening bouncer

URBANA, Ill. (AP) Illinois basketball player Leron Black has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor aggravated assault after threatening a bouncer at a campus bar and has been sentenced to a year of probation. 99 more words

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Cal LB Hardy Nickerson to join his father at Illinois

It’s a situation Abbott and Costello could appreciate. “Hey, did you hear Hardy Nickerson is headed to Illinois?”

“Yeah, I knew that a long time ago.” 123 more words

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Illini RB Dre Brown suffers second torn ACL, will miss 2016

Football can be a cruel, unyielding sport, and Dre Brown merely serves as the latest example.

Last offseason, Brown sustained a torn ACL in his right knee that sidelined him for the entire 2015 season.   213 more words

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Student Panel Wants U Of I To Consider Replacement For Chief Illiniwek

URBANA, Ill. (AP) — Nine years after the University of Illinois retired Chief Illiniwek a student committee is recommending that the school consider a replacement. 122 more words


Illini Ending "Camp Rantoul" Tradition

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois plans to hold fall football training camp on campus this year. The move will end the tradition of preparing for the season in the nearby town of Rantoul. 117 more words