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News-Gazette SportsPage 10-20-14

News-Gazette SportsPage 10-20-14: Play now!

Join the News-Gazette sportswriters as they broadcast from the Esquire Lounge in downtown Champaign, discussing the latest in Illini news.

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Self, Weber to attend McClain memorial

Former Illinois coaches Bill Self and Bruce Weber will return to town on Wednesday to attend the memorial service of longtime Illinois assistant coach Wayne McClain. McClain died last week at the age of 60.

Tyke Peacock: Long road back


URBANA — Tyke Peacock’s high jumping ability took him to world-famous stadiums across the globe — from Belgium to Berlin, Italy to England.

Saturday Sports Talk 10-18-14

Saturday Sports Talk 10-18-14: Play now!

Steve Kelly and Loren Tate talk with EIU AD Tom Michael, The News-Gazette's Marcus Jackson, Illini Associate AD Mike Waddell, and with Illini women's basketball coach Matt Bollant, and they listen to former Illini men's basketball coach Bruce Weber.

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McClain's funeral Wednesday in Champaign

The funeral for Champaign Central boys' basketball coach and former Illini assistant Wayne McClain will be Wednesday at the Fluid Events Center at 601 N. Country Fair Drive in Champaign. Bishop Lloyd E. Gwin will officiate.

Wayne McClain: 1954-2014

Wayne McClain was a winner at every stop. But it was his character — even more so than his coaching — that had everyone talking about him in glowing terms after he died Wednesday. A wrapup of our coverage:

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Journal revealed coach's fight


When Wayne McClain returned to Champaign-Urbana in the spring of 2013 after one season on Bruce Weber’s staff at Kansas State, it didn’t make sense to his son, Sergio.

AUDIO: Bruce Weber remembers Wayne McClain

Former Illini basketball coach Bruce Weber remembers Wayne McClain.


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UPDATED — Central reaction: 'He touched everybody'

 

CHAMPAIGN — Jamal Stovall first heard Central boys’ basketball coach Wayne McClain had been hospitalized with pneumonia on Sunday morning.

Kroner: He was one of a kind


CHAMPAIGN — Wayne McClain had the ‘it’ factor.