Miscellaneous

Happy 27th, Chester Frazier!

Illini Legends, LIsts & Lore: Chester Frazier


Happy Birthday, Coach Winckler

Lavere "Liz" Astroth


Happy 35th, Victor Chukwudebe!

Illini Legends, Lists & Lore: Quinn Richardson


Happy 21st, Meyers Leonard!

Illini Legends, Lists & Lore: Darryl Usher


Happy 24th, Demetri McCamey!

Illini Legends, Lists & Lore: No. 23

Sunday is the 50th birthday of arguably the greatest basketball player of all-time, Michael Jordan. Since it’s a milestone birthday for No. 23, we’re going to salute some of the greatest Fighting Illini to wear jersey No. 23.


Happy 55th, Derek Holcomb!

Illini Legends, Lists & Lore: Les Bingaman
 
Eighty-seven years ago today was the birth date of Lester Alonza “Les” Bingaman, an Illini football letter winner from 1944 to ‘47.  

At 6-foot-3, 300-plus pounds, the Gary, Ind., product was easily the biggest man on the team. He is said to have fluctuated between 340 and 370 pounds.


Happy 48th, Tony Wysinger!

Illini Legends, Lists & Lore: Bill Butkovich


Happy 80th, J.C. Caroline!

Illini Legends, Lists & Lore: This date in Illini history


The best of RK

Robert K. O’Daniell — known to friends and coworkers as “RK” — retired last week after 43-plus years of taking photographs for The News-Gazette. We've asked him for some of his favorite sports photos which we'll be posting periodically at our HQ Facebook page. Click here to check 'em out


Top '12

The biggest Illini stories of 2012:


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