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After Illinois golfer and Jock Jams host Dylan Meyer sent him a direct message on Twitt

UI roundup: Davis finishes sub four-minute mile

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois sophomore Jon Davis achieved nirvana for a mile runner.

He became the 498th American to run a mile in under four minutes, doing so in three minutes, 58.46 seconds during Saturday's Illini Classic inside the Armory.

UI roundup: Wolverines trounce Illini

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Katelynn Flaherty scored 27 points and No. 19 Michigan dominated Illinois 86-42 on Saturday night.

After the Illini (9-12, 0-7 Big Ten) scored the first five points of the game, Michigan went on a 21-2 run to take control of the game.

UI roundup: Track and field has solid debut

CHAMPAIGN — The Illinois men's track and field team compiled 207 points, easily ouptacing the nine-team field on Saturday at the Armory on the UI campus to win the Illini Open title in the Illini's first indoor meet of the season.

Tate: Oops! '18 can't get here soon enough

Good riddance, 2017.

You won't be mourned by Illini fans. Not a lot worked out as planned.

The big item: football. You'll recall that continuity was an expressed goal in handing Lovie Smith a six-year contract, but here we are, once again, starting over on offense with the ouster of coordinator Garrick McGee.

Two developers, one project, competing ideas

CHAMPAIGN — Champaign developer Peter Fox is aggressively comparing his plan for a multisports arena for the University of Illinois against one that has been advanced by local developer Hans Grotelueschen in partnership with the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District.

Illini Legends, Lists and Lore: Don Osborn

Happy Birthday to Don Osborn, the current assistant coach to Justin Spring for the Fighting Illini men's gymnastics team. Osborn returned to Illinois in 2015 after 20 years away from the program. He initially joined Yoshi Hayasaka's staff as an assistant in 1985 and continued in that role until 1994 when he succeeded his boss as Illinois' head coach.

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" (

Butkus: 'It's good to be back home'

You would never call Dick Butkus a crier.

Not if you wanted to live.

But there the Illini legend was Saturday afternoon at State Farm Center, tearing up as he accepted his place in the Illinois Athletics Hall of Fame.

Twenty-eight entered the first class. Big names. In all sports.

Nancy Thies Marshall: In Her Own Words

Open letter to the C-U Community