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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.

July 20 Ask the Sports Editor chat

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 2:00pm

The calendar is about to officially flip to 2017-18 for area high schools and Illinois athletics alike. So another year is about to start for The News-Gazette sports staff, too. What stories do you want to see this fall? Which area athletes have an interesting story to tell? What questions do you have about area preps or the Illini?

The report cards are in

Men's golf: A

Why an A: Count the ways. Mike Small's squad won its third straight Big Ten championship, with Dylan Meyer winning a seventh straight individual title for the Illini. A 10th straight NCAA tournament appearance and third straight national semifinals berth followed.

Last year's grade: A

UI Year in Review: From start to finish, what a wild ride it was

Top male athletes

1. Malcolm Hill, basketball. Senior guard did it all for the Illini — again — ranking in the top two on the team in scoring, rebounds, assists and steals.

2. Isaiah Martinez, wrestling. Two-time national champion was denied a third in the 165-pound title match — only his second career loss — after moving up a weight class.

July 6 Ask the Sports Editor chat

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 2:00pm

With Year in Review coverage coming up this weekend (preps) and next (Illinois), it's almost time to hit the reset button and turn focus to the next school year. What do you want to see from The News-Gazette sports section? What could be the biggest storylines this fall? Do you know someone who has an interesting story to tell?

Mark the calendars

Scheduled games for Brad Underwood and Nancy Fahey's first Illini basketball seasons are filling in. Here's the dates we know for certain for 2017-18:


Nov. 17

DePaul at Illinois

Series lowdown: What could have been a rivalry years ago renews for the first time since 1957.