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A Life Remembered: Eldest Blair sister introduced family to speedskating

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The subject of Bonnie Blair’s birth was a topic of conversation in the wake of last week’s death of her eldest sister, Mary Blair Polaski.

Mike Thomas talks Assembly Hall

Illinois athletic director Mike Thomas provided an Assembly Hall update during a 1 p.m. news conference Thursday. Staff writer Julie Wurth was at the briefing and has the story here.

All-State POY: Tyra Buss

MOUNT CARMEL — If you are reading about Tyra Buss for the first time, then be forewarned: You’re not going to believe it.

If only this story were being published five days from now, then readers would anxiously anticipate two words as the perfect ending: “April Fools.”

36th N-G All-State Girls' Basketball Team

First Team

Sophie Brunner    Aquin    Sr.    6-1    F/C: Repeat selection and Arizona State recruit ranked 285th nationally by Blue Star; led 31-3 Class 1A state champions in scoring (20.6), rebounding (10.6) and assists (4.8)

36th N-G All-State Girls' Basketball Team

First Team

Sophie Brunner    Aquin    Sr.    6-1    F/C: Repeat selection and Arizona State recruit ranked 285th nationally by Blue Star; led 31-3 Class 1A state champions in scoring (20.6), rebounding (10.6) and assists (4.8)

N-G POYs: Meet the stars

News-Gazette All-State Girls' Basketball Players of the Year
Year    Player    School
2013    Tyra Buss    Mount Carmel
2012    Jewell Loyd    Niles West
2011    Morgan Tuck    Bolingbrook

All-State POY: Tyra Buss

MOUNT CARMEL — If you are reading about Tyra Buss for the first time, then be forewarned: You’re not going to believe it.

If only this story were being published five days from now, then readers would anxiously anticipate two words as the perfect ending: “April Fools.”

Former Illini Brian Scott: Nice work

Brian Scott, an Urbana High star who went on to play football for Ron Turner's Illini, is up to plenty of good these days.

Read about it here

Huth on WNIT

Ask the expert
We asked beat writer JEFF HUTH for his take on the WNIT:

UI women could get another home date

CHAMPAIGN — The Illinois women’s basketball team might not have played its final home game of the season after all.

If the Illini win their Women’s National Invitation Tournament third-round game Thursday night at Toledo, a quarterfinal contest at the Assembly Hall is a possibility.