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AUDIO: Hear from Illinois coaches on Signing Day

Ayo Dosunmo was the centerpiece of a class of athletes who signed National Letters of Intent Wednesday to compete at Illinois.

Below, see who signed and hear the full audio from the Illini coaches on their new recruiting classes.

Men's Basketball
Ayo Dosunmo, Chicago

Nov. 9 Illinois basketball chat

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 12:30pm

This is the week. The early signing period begins Wednesday, with Ayo Dosunmu set to sign with Illinois. Then comes the start of the 2017-18 season Friday for Brad Underwood and the Illini. Will they fare better than they did in their charity exhibition against Eastern Illinois?

Top of the Morning, Nov. 3, 2017

If you heard a loud cheer in the South Side neighborhood late Wednesday night, it's a good bet it was the O'NEILLs.

Longtime Champaign residents JULIE and TERRY O'NEILL watched their favorite team, the Houston Astros, take the World Series with a 5-1 Game 7 win against the Dodgers.

UI: 150 years, 1,000 stories, 100 videos

They hail from six continents — the Urbana-born doctor who's devoted the past three decades to caring for the poorest of the poor in East Africa; the dreamer from Freeport who grew up with 16 brothers and sisters and went on to become the first black American billionaire; the South Korean journalist who never thought she'd see her byline in the student newspaper, being a self-described "FOTB" (

Can it happen again? Absolutely.

HOT AT THE RIGHT TIME
The Cubs went 19-9 in September — their best record for any month during the 2017 season. The bats have also really started to heat up. Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo and crew scored more than 10 runs four times in September, including back-to-back games in which they scored 17 and 14 runs.

NO MORE PRESSURE

Tate: You haven't heard the last of me just yet

Elephants have the right idea.

When their time comes, they shuffle off to their designated area — no matter the distance — and pass quietly from the scene. There's a certain dignity about it.

I'm not yet ready for that, for sure, but I mistakenly thought I could do Douglas MacArthur's "old soldier" bit and let 51-year-old Tatelines fade unnoticed from the writing scene.

Illini baseball releases 2018 schedule

CHAMPAIGN — For the second consecutive year, the first pitch of the Illinois baseball team's season will take place in Beaumont, Texas. The Illini play Lamar on Feb. 16 followed by Texas Southern (Feb. 17) and Missouri State (Feb. 18) as the 2018 schedule was released on Tuesday.

NOW: Monday Morning QBs

What'd you think of the Ball State game? Still bummed about the war chant decision? Excited to see Kevin Hambly back in Huff Hall?

Loren Tate and Jim Turpin kick off another season of 'Monday Morning Quarterbacks' at 9 a.m. today on WDWS 1400-AM.

Tom Kacich: 'War chant' rooted in theme song of 1950s cartoon

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That so-called "war chant" that has so many Illinois sports fans emotional is time-honored, but perhaps not in the way you think.

BTN turns 10

Today, the Big Ten Network celebrates its 10th anniversary. In this week's podcast, 'Tatelines: Unedited,' Dave Revsine tells of the moment when Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany gave the project the green light.