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Welcome to the Hall: 20 former Illini to be honored with Henson

Ahead of Friday night's Gala event in Chicago, sports editor MATT DANIELS looks at the other 20 former Illini besides Lou Henson who will be recognized:

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Tate | Ice, ice baby — time to bring hockey to Illinois

City planners deserve plaudits for the way downtown Champaign has exploded on summer weekends.

That festive atmosphere will be expanded into 25 wintry weekends if $50-plus million can be raised to support Illinois athletic director Josh Whitman's plan for a multi-purpose hockey structure.

Kowalczyk to retire

The man who bridged the gap in leadership for the Illinois athletic department from the time Mike Thomas was fired to the time Josh Whitman was hired will retire from the university.

Paul Kowalczyk will step aside as the Illini's executive senior associate athletic director, effective Aug. 31, following more than 30 years of working in college athletics.

Illini events under the lights in 2018-19

Sure, track still has a meet left. But as we see it, the Illini's 2017-18 season was put to bed when baseball and golf bowed out over the weekend. So let's look ahead to what surely will be a better season, as beat writer SCOTT RICHEY offers 10 events Illinois fans can anticipate for 2018-19:

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Former Illini national champion wrestler faces DUI charges

CHAMPAIGN — A former two-time national champion wrestler at the University of Illinois is facing DUI charges after police said he was found passed-out drunk in a vehicle last week.

Top of the Morning, May 15, 2018

Our podcast lineup continues to grow at news-gazette.com, with basketball beat writer SCOTT RICHEY the latest to offer his expertise for our listening audience.

He's one of four newsroom veterans who regularly weigh in with unique content at our website.

Pop quiz: How well do you know Illini athletics?

The 2017-18 school year is winding to its conclusion — although multiple Illinois spring sports will extend past graduation. Staff writer SCOTT RICHEY proctors the final exam on a year in Illini athletics:

*Scroll to the bottom for the answers*

Rece Davis to host Hall of Fame gala

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois dipped into the national sports media well for its Hall of Fame Gala host for a second straight year, with ESPN personality Rece Davis set to host the June 15 event at Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History.

Prep pulse: April 23, 2018

The University of Illinois can claim influence over most state high schools. The News-Gazette's coverage area includes many of these options.

Among those is Danville, which seems to be a particular hot spot for Class of 2018 athletes seeking next-level competition.

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, April 15, 2018

With college sports' late national signing day in the books and decision day for non-jocks coming up on May 1, we asked this week's panel of former Illini: What do you remember most about the time you said 'I do' to the orange and blue?