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Memory Lane: On the brink of a title

EACH WEEK, WE'LL TAKE A LOOK BACK AT A MEMORABLE MOMENT IN ILLINI HISTORY, THANKS TO THE WORDS OF THE NEWS-GAZETTE

This week: With the NCAA title being decided tonight, no better time to remember when Illinois was on the brink of glory.

Date: April 4, 2005

Headline: Visions of beauty


Memory Lane: Ending another Sweet 16 drought

EACH WEEK, WE'LL TAKE A LOOK BACK AT A MEMORABLE MOMENT IN ILLINI HISTORY, THANKS TO THE WORDS OF THE NEWS-GAZETTE

This week: If it beats Miami, Illinois will reach the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2005. In 2001, the Illini ended a much-longer Sweet 16 drought by winning twice in Dayton.


Memory Lane: Roadtrip with the Krush

News-Gazette reporter Bob Asmussen and photographer Holly Hart were allowed to tag along on the Krush's recent trip to Purdue. Embedded in a group of 100, Asmussen had to dress and act like the Krush for nine hours.


Memory Lane: Bob Knight goes berserk

EACH WEEK, WE'LL TAKE A LOOK BACK AT A MEMORABLE MOMENT IN ILLINI HISTORY, THANKS TO THE WORDS OF THE NEWS-GAZETTE

This week: Fifteen years ago this month, Lon Kruger's Illini won a Big Ten title and Bob Knight went nuts.

Date: Feb. 25, 1998


Whatever happened to ... Michael Finley

Throughout the day, we'll take a look back at iconic figures — one per school — from Big Ten's basketball past. The 12th installment:

Whatever happened to ... Wisconsin’s Michael Finley


Whatever happened to ... Joe Barry Carroll

Throughout the day, we'll take a look back at iconic figures — one per school — from Big Ten's basketball past. The 11th installment:

Whatever happened to ... Purdue’s Joe Barry Carroll


Whatever happened to ... John Amaechi

Throughout the day, we'll take a look back at iconic figures — one per school — from Big Ten's basketball past. The 10th installment:

Whatever happened to ... Penn State’s John Amaechi


Whatever happened to ... St. John Arena

Throughout the day, we'll take a look back at iconic figures — one per school — from Big Ten's basketball past. The ninth installment:

Whatever happened to ... Ohio State’s St. John Arena


Whatever happened to ... Evan Eschmeyer

Throughout the day, we'll take a look back at iconic figures — one per school — from Big Ten's basketball past. The eighth installment:

Whatever happened to ... Northwestern’s Evan Eschmeyer


Whatever happened to ... Eric Piatkowski

Throughout the day, we'll take a look back at iconic figures — one per school — from Big Ten's basketball past. The seventh installment:

Whatever happened to ... Nebraska’s Eric Piatkowski


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