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The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, June 23, 2019

In a spinoff of our 'UI 150 & Beyond' project, we asked 10 former Illini coaches now living elsewhere to tell us about the first spot (other than a sports facility) or story that comes to mind when they think back to their C-U days.

Former Salt Fork standout Keenan ties course best on way to UI Open win

SAVOY — David Keenan shook hands with Derek Meinhart from behind the 18th green.

Meinhart issued his congratulations to the new UI Open champion. Others followed soon after.

Rain washes out Saturday's round of UI Open

SAVOY — Derek Meinhart spent last week north of the border.

A friend of his, Joseph Deraney, qualified for the PGA Tour's RBC Canadian Open and was in need of a caddy.

Illini Legends, Lists and Lore: June 16, 2019

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist James B. "Scotty" Reston is one of the University of Illinois' most influential alumni (1932), but it's largely unknown that he was a two-sport letter winner for the Illini.

Q&A with reigning UI Open champion Derek Meinhart

News-Gazette copy editor JOE VOZZELLI JR. caught up with Derek Meinhart before the Mattoon native tries to win his third straight UI Open — and fourth overall — when the annual tournament tees off today at the University of Illinois course in Savoy:

Top of the Morning, June 15, 2019

Just because he won a big, fancy award doesn't mean HOWARD MILTON will be treated any differently when he returns to the office.

The idea of showing up with a 'Mr. Fundraiser of the Year' nametag is definitely out of the question.

"They'll call me the usual 'Mr. Forgetful,'" he said, "or 'The Guy Who Works For Josh.'"

'He can compete with anybody in the world'

Four former Illinois men's golfer are among the field of 156 players that will tee off on Thursday during the first round of the 119th U.S. Open at Pebble Beach in golf's third major this year.

Asmussen | Ex-Illini golfer ready to make new memories at U.S. Open

On Friday afternoon, Luke Guthrie waited out a storm in Greer, S.C.

During the break at the BMW Charity Pro-Am, one of the stops on the Web.com Tour, Guthrie talked about what's next for him.

On Monday, the former Illini golfer heads to Pebble Beach, Calif., for the U.S. Open, which begins on Thursday.

Illini Legends, Lists and Lore: June 9, 2019

Perhaps the most incredible record in Illini sports history belongs to a man that was born 91 years ago today. What Al Brosky achieved as a defensive back in the 1950s is one that has no comparison. His NCAA record of notching a pass interception in 15 consecutive games is significantly more impressive in that opposing quarterbacks purposely threw their passes away from him.

UI commission's advice: Formal, public retirement of Chief

CHAMPAIGN — A formal public retirement of Chief Illiniwek and a plaque outside Memorial Stadium commemorating the Chief's history — and why the symbol was dropped — are among the recommendations from a commission asked to help the University of Illinois move past the 30-year-old controversy.

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