Gymnastics

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Man dies after being hit by train near downtown Champaign

An unidentified man said to be in his 50s was killed by a train Saturday evening.

The man was hit about 8:25 p.m. Saturday on the tracks near the intersection of Springfield Avenue and Locust Street, police said. Trains were stopped while police investigated the area of the accident, about 100 yards north of the Springfield Avenue viaduct.

Spring in Beijing

During the Olympics, former UI gymnast Justin Spring will write an occasional diary for The News-Gazette. For more, check out Spring’s Web site at www.justinspringolympics.com

Spring, U.S. claim bronze

Justin Spring was disappointed he didn't qualify for an individual final in Beijing. But the former Illini accomplished his second goal, helping the U.S. gymnastic team bring home a bronze medal Monday night.

Spring from Beijing

During the Olympics, former UI gymnast Justin Spring will write an occasional diary. For more, check out Spring's Web site.

Spring misses individual finals in Beijing

BEIJING — Justin Spring won't be bringing an individual medal home from the Summer Games this year.

But the former Illini gymnast still has hopes that he can help the United States to the team gold.

Justin Spring In Beijing

Former Illini gymnast Justin Spring is in Beijing preparing for the upcoming Olympic Games. Here's the latest from one of the finest athletes in UI history, who is providing a diary for The News-Gazette:

Spring in Beijing

During the Olympics, former UI gymnast  Justin Spring will write an occasional diary for The News-Gazette.

Today I arrived at the processing center at San Jose State in California with two other members of the team. The USOC flew me in a day early because we have to go through processing and an ambassador’s class early (this) morning.

Zunich staying in the Games

Former Illini gymnast and assistant coach Butch Zunich will serve as a judge in the Beijing Olympics.

ISU board selects judge as new president

NORMAL – Michael McCuskey is the new president of the board of trustees of Illinois State University.

McCuskey, chief judge for the U.S. Central District of Illinois, was elected to the post Friday. He was appointed an ISU trustee in 2005.