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Having a ball

Having a ball

Illinois senior Ella Masar, an Urbana product, is competing with the United States' Under-21 Women's National Team at the Nordic Cup tournament in Finland. For the next week, she will write a diary about her trip:

Book's release draws thousands to area stores

On the eve of "Hallows," witches, wizards and Muggles alike roamed the aisles of bookstores in Champaign and Savoy by the thousands, eagerly awaiting the final chapter in the Harry Potter series.

At 12:01 a.m. today, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," was officially released, the boxes finally opened, and the wait finally over, a decade after J.K. Rowling's magically popular series began.

Having a ball

Illinois senior Ella Masar, an Urbana product, is competing with the United States' Under-21 Women's National Team at the Nordic Cup tournament in Finland. For the next week, she will write a diary about her trip:

Having a ball

Illinois senior Ella Masar, an Urbana product, is competing with the United States' Under-21 Women's National Team at the Nordic Cup tournament in Finland. For the next week, she will write a diary about her trip:

McDermott receives promotion

CHAMPAIGN – Marcia McDermott was promoted to associate head coach of Illinois' women's soccer team, coach Janet Rayfield announced Tuesday.

Masar, Zurrer team up in USL

Illinois forward Ella Masar and defender Emily Zurrer will play for the Vancouver Whitecaps of the United Soccer Leagues' W-League this summer.

Urbana native Masar signed with the defending W-League champions on May 9. Zurrer, who is from Crofton, British Columbia, is returning for her third consecutive season with the Whitecaps.

Illini to face former coach Ellis

CHAMPAIGN – Illinois' 2007 soccer schedule includes a date against UCLA and former Illini coach Jillian Ellis.

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UI's Mensah captures All-America honors

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Illinois senior Yvonne Mensah earned sixth place in the long jump at the NCAA Indoor Championships, going 20 feet, 6 1/4 inches to claim All-America honors Friday.

"I thought everyone really competed and did well today," UI women's coach Gary Winckler said.