News you can't leave work without: The Illini Rebounders will host a special luncheon at 11 a.m. Friday at the Holiday Inn in Urbana.
The event is called the “Vender Zone” and ESPN analyst Stephen Bardo is the keynote speaker. The former Illini is on the broadcast team for the Illinois-Gonzaga game Saturday at the Assembly Hall. UI coach Bruce Weber also is expected to address the crowd and mingle with fans.
Tickets are $13. The event is open to the public in an attempt to attract more members and raise money for the American Cancer Society and Coaches vs. Cancer.