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Memory Lane: Welcome home, 2004-05 Illini

CHAMPAIGN – Bruce Weber introduced Jack Ingram as the Illinois basketball team's "quiet" leader during Tuesday evening's celebration at Memorial Stadium. But Ingram made plenty of noise, leading the estimated 20,000 fans in the "I-L-L, I-N-I" chant.

"All these fans are great," Ingram said. "It's unbelievable. Our fans have been great all year, and they wanted to cap it off with coming out here today."

Ex-Illini update: 4 tackles for J Leman

VONTAE DAVIS, Dolphins - Showed his run-stopping ability with four tackles. Started in place of fellow rookie Sean Smith, scratched after coming down with flulike symptoms.

5 O'Clock Shadow

News you can't leave work without:

The Big Ten Network will set up shop at Camp Rantoul on Aug. 19.


Ella Masar update

Former Illinois and Urbana star Ella Masar is recovering from an injury, but she's still enjoying her first season in professional soccer.

DeHeart, Ram move on

Former Illini Ryler DeHeart and Rajeev Ram each won their Wimbledon qualifying singles matches Tuesday at the All England Club Monday.

Memory Lane: Eric Gordon commits to Illinois

INDIANAPOLIS - In the few days since the news broke that Eric 'E.J.' Gordon had committed to the Illinois basketball program, the Indianapolis prep star and his father, Eric Sr., started scanning the Illini Internet message boards.

The younger Gordon, a highly ranked junior at Indianapolis North Central, already was comfortable with his decision, which he made during the weekend. But a little love from the fans didn't hurt.

N-G Athletes of the Week

Solomon Crenshaw and Emma Cabutti

Fantastic Friday

Mike Small's Illini men's golf team has started its second round on a positive note at an NCAA regional in New Jersey. At noon, Dan Hartleb's Illinois baseball team takes on Purdue in a game that has Big Ten tournament and NCAA tournament ramifications. At 5 p.m., Terri Sullivan's Illini softball team takes on Missouri in an NCAA tournament opener.

Chat with Mike White

Mike White, who is returing to C-U for this weekend's spring game, is taking questions for his Monday celebrity chat on HQ. Submit them now or join in at 1 p.m.