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Top of the Morning, June 15, 2019

Just because he won a big, fancy award doesn't mean HOWARD MILTON will be treated any differently when he returns to the office.

The idea of showing up with a 'Mr. Fundraiser of the Year' nametag is definitely out of the question.

"They'll call me the usual 'Mr. Forgetful,'" he said, "or 'The Guy Who Works For Josh.'"

Edwards jumps at chance to join Fahey's Illini

CHAMPAIGN — Taylor Edwards' signature eye-black look won't be making a return.

During her four seasons on the Illinois softball team, Edwards joked Wednesday that the team's equipment manager had grown accustomed to washing black stains out of her uniform.

That will change this winter, a welcomed sight for the equipment staff.

Edwards joins Illinois women's basketball roster

CHAMPAIGN — Taylor Edwards already had a decorated basketball career before she focused solely on softball in college.

UI commission's advice: Formal, public retirement of Chief

CHAMPAIGN — A formal public retirement of Chief Illiniwek and a plaque outside Memorial Stadium commemorating the Chief's history — and why the symbol was dropped — are among the recommendations from a commission asked to help the University of Illinois move past the 30-year-old controversy.

Whitman: All bets should be off on collegiate sports


SPRINGFIELD — Speaking to a House subcommittee Wednesday on behalf of 12 of the state’s 13 NCAA Division I schools — all except Chicago State — University of Illinois athletic director Josh Whitman said he opposed any bill that would allow sports betting on collegiate athletics in Illinois.

Top of the Morning, May 3, 2019

The Illinois Basketball Coaches Association will honor this year's Hall of Fame class Saturday at Normal's Redbird Arena. There are oodles of local and Illinois connections.

Dave Loane through the years

Snapshots of broadcaster Dave Loane, who will retire in August after calling Illini games for 31 years.

Three thoughts on Big Ten schedules for Illinois men's and women's basketball teams

Beat writer SCOTT RICHEY offers his thoughts on the Illini's Big Ten hoops draws, which were released Wednesday:

Scott Richey's way-too-early women's basketball Top 10 for the 2019-20 season

Today ... it's Baylor! Next season, though, it's time for Oregon to hoist the trophy at the 2020 national championship game in New Orleans. College basketball writer and AP Top 25 voter SCOTT RICHEY weighs in with his way-too-early Top 10 for the 2019-20 season:


Tom's #Mailbag, March 22, 2019

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This week's mailbag is bulging more than Bruce Pearl's pockets — and his shirts.