Tate | Forward-thinking Delany still not without his critics

The basketball-mad Atlantic Coast Conference will move to 20 league games next season, following the lead of Jim Delany's forward-thinking Big Ten.

Getting Personal: Matt Buchi

Each week, we offer a Q&A with a local personality. Today, staff writer Paul Wood chats with MATT BUCHI, head coach of the men's wheelchair basketball team at the University of Illinois.

Matt, where are you from and how did you get here?

Asmussen | Ex-UI administrator fights to boost AAF at helm of Apollos

No matter what happens to his new job with the Alliance of American Football, you get the feeling former Illinois administrator Mike Waddell is always going to land on his feet.

Waddell, 50, is the president of the 2-0 Orlando Apollos, who began play earlier this month.

Despite the record, the first season has not been easy for the AAF.

DACC basketball court to be named after man who brought tournament there

DANVILLE — When 16 of the best community college men's basketball teams compete for the national title in Danville in March, they will play on the Dick Shockey Court.

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Fifty years ago, the University of Illinois won a national wheelchair basketball championship at the Assembly Hall.

Guess where this year's tournament will be held?

The '69 "Gizz Kids" will be part of the celebration when the National Intercollegiate Wheelchair Basketball Tournament plays out under the bright lights of State Farm Center on March 14-16.

Printer racing to get 2019 Illinois Marathon shirts ready

URBANA — Race shirt collectors can look forward to a piece of Illinois history for the 2019 Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon weekend, which promises to be a big one.

T-shirts for the marathon and associated races are different every year at Campus Ink. The first to be screened-printed this time around: the 5K.

Tornado vs. game? It's an easy call

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CHAMPAIGN — Twenty-two people were injured, 66 homes had major damage and 34 homes were severely damaged or destroyed.

Cobras volleyball falters in title match

CHARLESTON, W. Va. — A chance to exact revenge against Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College and win a national title presented itself for Parkland volleyball on Saturday night.

But top seed Coffeyville swept No. 2 Parkland 25-18, 25-18, 25-16 to win the NJCAA Division II national championship.

Parkland volleyball's Hastings receives Hall of Fame nod

CHAMPAIGN — Parkland volleyball has experienced tremendous success under coach Cliff Hastings.

Now, Hastings will be recognized for his work on the court. The veteran Parkland coach will be inducted into the NJCAA Volleyball Coaches Association Hall of Fame today, the league's governing body announced on Tuesday.

Illini Legends, Lists and Lore: Nov. 11, 2018

Observed annually on Nov. 11, Veterans Day (known as Armistice Day until 1954) was initiated by President Woodrow Wilson in 1919, exactly one year after World War I ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.