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Penn State can go bowling again

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State is back in the bowl business.
The NCAA on Monday lifted the on-field sanctions placed on the Penn State football team for the Jerry Sandusky scandal, including immediately eliminating the postseason ban that had two more seasons left and restoring scholarships next season.

Sunday Conversation: Fred Wakefield

The pride of Tuscola is six years removed from his NFL playing days, during which he spent eight seasons with the Cardinals and Raiders. But the former Illini defensive lineman still follows the game — at all levels. Staff writer Bob Asmussen visited with the almost-36-year-old at his Champaign home:

Sunday Conversation: Alan M. Nathan

Were you always interested in physics when you were a kid?

Tate: Different types of agony for Cards', Cubs' fans

Here’s the difference. North and South Koreans don’t live together. The Japanese and Chinese are separated by water. But in central Illinois, while they’re poles apart, Cub and Cardinal disciples are intertwined, intermarried and inescapable.

As devoted adversaries, both suffer. Just for different reasons.

Asmussen: Trooper's action still being recognized

Brian Scott wasn’t looking for attention. Or for glory. He was just doing his job.

What else would you expect from the former Illinois offensive lineman?

Doing his job meant helping save the life of an Illinois student.

Michael gets shot to revive EIU basketball

The 2000-01 season was the season for Eastern Illinois men’s basketball.

Parkhill on top of his game in Twin City Championship

CHAMPAIGN — No, winning isn’t getting old for Clayton Parkhill. But after clinching his record-setting sixth Twin City championship after firing a 1-under 71 at Lincolnshire Fields Country Club on Sunday following Saturday’s 6-under 66 at Urbana Country Club, the 26-year-old admitted this one might have been his favorite of all.

Calm and cool Parkhill leads Twin City Championship

URBANA — Clayton Parkhill has always been an honest, forthcoming young man. So when the five-time Twin City champion tells you at most he plays golf once a week, you take his word for it.

Keeping up with the champions

The 2014 Twin City Championship plays out Saturday at Urbana Country Club and Sunday at Lincolnshire Fields Country Club in Champaign. Staff writer Marcus Jackson caught up with the last three champions for their thoughts:

Two former Illini chasing the dream

INDIANAPOLIS — This spot on the calendar is an anxious one for NFL rookies.

Training camps are beginning or about to start for all 32 NFL teams.

If you’re not a top draft pick, some sleepless nights can ensue, particularly if you’re still waiting to hear a call from a prospective team.