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McClain toasted, roasted by family, friends

“He was a winner in life,” former Illini coach Bruce Weber said.

McClain toasted, roasted by family, friends
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Wayne McClain: 1954-2014

Wayne McClain: 1954-2014

A comprehensive look at the life of the legendary coach, who died Wednesday. 

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Maverick Morgan keeps it cool

Maverick Morgan keeps it cool

The easygoing big man is in the big picture for Illinois men's basketball this season.

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Tate: Illini in familiar situation

Tate: Illini in familiar situation

Mike White brought UI football out of doldrums today’s fans can relate to today.

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Wed, 10/22/2014 - 11:15pm

Tate: McClain bridged gap between Self, Weber

Tate: McClain bridged gap between Self, Weber

McClain’s presence on campus became critical when Bill Self left for Kansas, creating an interim period in which McClain was the only holdover coach.


Wed, 10/22/2014 - 4:12pm

Kroner: What a celebration

Kroner: What a celebration

It was clear that Wayne McClain was respected and appreciated. Surely, he knew the feelings others held.


Wed, 10/22/2014 - 11:27pm

Asmussen: Is K-State for real?

Asmussen: Is K-State for real?

Each week, college football writer — and AP Top 25 and Heisman Trophy voter — Bob Asmussen breaks it down.


Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:54am

Asmussen: Dana Howard deserves Hall of Fame nod

Asmussen: Dana Howard deserves Hall of Fame nod

Howard earned his way into the Hall by becoming the Big Ten’s career tackle leader and winning the 1994 Butkus Award.


Wed, 10/22/2014 - 3:15pm

Wayne McClain funeral live coverage

Wayne McClain funeral live coverage

Bill Self, Bruce Weber and Deron Williams are among the crowd at today's service for the late Wayne McClain in Champaign, a "Celebration of Life" that we're live streaming. Here's how to listen in.



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    2014 Football Schedule

    Aug. 30 Illinois vs. Youngstown State W 28-17
    Sept. 6 Illinois vs. Western Kentucky W 42-34
    Sept. 13 Illinois at Washington L 19-44
    Sept. 20 vs. Texas State W 42-35
    Sept. 27 at Nebraska L 14-45
    Oct. 4 vs. Purdue L 38-27
    Oct. 11 at Wisconsin L 28-38
    Oct. 25 vs. Minnesota, 11 a.m.
    Nov 1 at Ohio State - 7p.m., ABC, ESPN, or ESPN2
    Nov. 15 vs. Iowa - TBA
    Nov. 22 vs. Penn State - TBA
    Nov. 29 at Northwestern - TBA

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    Sept. 5 vs. Kent State
    Sept. 12 vs. Western Illinois
    Sept. 19 at North Carolina
    Sept. 26 vs. Middle Tennesee State
    Oct. 3 vs. Nebraska
    Oct. 10 at Iowa
    Oct. 24 vs. Wisconsin
    Oct. 31 at Penn State
    Nov. 7 at Purdue
    Nov. 14 vs. Ohio State
    Nov. 21 at Minnesota
    Nov. 28 vs. Northwestern

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