Angelina Williams seems to have mastered the art of hitting last-second shots.
Three weeks after her three-pointer with 2.7 seconds left forced overtime at Louisiana Tech, the Illinois senior buried a 10-foot jumper with 7.5 seconds to play, giving Illinois a 65-63 Big Ten-opening victory against Michigan on Thursday in Ann Arbor, Mich.
After a year of research, site visits and overseas conference calls, University of Illinois students are preparing to light up the night of villagers in India.
They will soon help supply the village of Badakamandara with electricity for the first time through the Engineers Without Borders program, a nonprofit organization that helps developing areas worldwide with their engineering needs, while training a new kind of internationally responsible engineering student.
Robert and Hattie Marion weren't looking for attention.
They were simply doing the best job they could for the past five decades. Well, good things come to those who aren't waiting, too.
The Urbana couple, who will celebrate their 59th wedding anniversary in January, were recently named the Illinois Parents of the Year. The award was sponsored by the American Family Coalition, a national nonprofit organization promoting family through educational and faith-based initiatives.
MONTICELLO – Monticello Mayor William Mitze likely won't find out until next week whether his name will be on the ballot for re-election in the Feb. 22 Republican primary.
The Monticello Election Board on Thursday continued its hearing on Monticello resident Owen Mofield's challenge to Mitze's nomination petitions until next Thursday.
"I was a man for all seasons at Illinois, earning nine total letters in football, basketball and baseball. Ralph Jones was my coach in hoops, and Hall of Famers George Halas and Chuck Carney were two of my teammates. I eventually joined the UI athletics staff and coached football and baseball. In 1924, I became head football coach for the Iowa Hawkeyes and compiled a winning record in eight seasons. After coaching stops at LSU and Northwestern and service in World War II, I rejoined Ray Eliot''s staff at Illinois and served as his longtime assistant. I died in 1969 at the age of 70.
URBANA – Most people generally avoid taking their work home with them.
Not Steve Mechling.
LAS VEGAS – Just before Illinois tipped off its 69-51 win Thursday night against Northwestern State, the famous voice of boxing announcer Michael Buffer filled Valley High.
"Ladies and gentlemen," the recording said, "welcome to the main event!"
EVANSTON – Mark Jayne''s first Midlands title helped give third-ranked Illinois its sec-ond consecutive tournament championship at the marquee event.
Jayne, the top seed at 133 pounds, defeated third-seeded Matt Azevedo of Sunkist Wrestling Club 5-3 in overtime Thursday night to claim the crown.
Illinois 69, Northwestern State 51
Illinois 65, Michigan 63