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Whitman explains 'war chant' decision in open letter

CHAMPAIGN — University of Illinois athletic director Josh Whitman released an open letter Monday afternoon defending the decision to end the "war chant" at all athletic events.

UI students were first informed of the decision at Thursday’s Illini soccer match, when an athletics official told a group who were playing it to stop.

The full text of the letter is below.

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, Aug. 27, 2017

If all goes according to plan, Lovie Smith's second football team ought to be coming down from the high of its first win right around this time next week. Which inspired this week's question for former Illini athletes: What's the most unforgettable postgame experience you had in orange and blue?

'War chant' decision in works for more than a year

Kent Brown touched on the 'war chant' during a Saturday morning appearance on WDWS 1400-AM. Listen to the podcast here

Illini, Fahey set complete schedule for upcoming season

CHAMPAIGN — New Illinois women's basketball coach Nancy Fahey will coach her first game in State Farm Center on Nov. 10.

That's when the Illini open the 2017-18 season against Fort Wayne, marking Fahey's first game leading Illinois.

UI makes logo change official

The University of Illinois announced today that it will return to a single logo — the orange block "I" still used by Illinois athletics — as it moves to unify its branding.

UI to tweak logo design, colors to unify brand

CHAMPAIGN — Orange and blue have defined the University of Illinois' identity for more than a century, since students chose the official school colors in 1894.

The exact shades have varied over the years — from a deep navy to a medium blue, from orange-yellow to the reddish-orange on the new Illini uniforms adopted three years ago.

Illini legends, lists and lore: Nancy Fahey's St. Louis heroes

Few individuals have become as associated with the city of St. Louis as was new Illinois women’s basketball coach Nancy Fahey.

She served 31 years as coach for Washington University in the Gateway City, building a program that enjoyed unprecedented success.

Aug. 9 Illinois basketball & football chat

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 12:30pm

Scott Richey is staying busy covering Illinois football training camp and keeping tabs on Brad Underwood's program. When will the final 2017-18 basketball schedule be released? Who is planning on coming for official visits once the school year starts? Will Lovie take the Illini to a bowl game this season? Anything is fair game as Richey handles your questions at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

Downtown Champaign development awaits UI decision

CHAMPAIGN — Members of the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District board expressed interest Wednesday in a proposed multimillion-dollar development project in downtown Champaign that would include an addition to the MTD's Illinois Terminal building.

But both local developer Hans Grotelueschen and MTD Managing Director Karl Gnadt cautioned that the project is in its early stages.