Illini Legends, LIsts & Lore: Chester Frazier
Lavere "Liz" Astroth
Illini Legends, Lists & Lore: Quinn Richardson
Illini Legends, Lists & Lore: Darryl Usher
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.
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.
Illini Legends, Lists & Lore: Bill Butkovich
Illini Legends, Lists & Lore: This date in Illini history
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
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