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Time and broadcast info released for Illini basketball

The Illinois men's basketball season will begin Friday, Nov. 10, with a 7 p.m. game against Southern at State Farm Center. That game will stream online only at BTN Plus. Almost the entire slate of tipoff times and broadcast information for the 2017-18 season was released late Thursday morning.

Chief opponent: Stop playing halftime music

Updated 1:10 p.m.

Noted Chief Illiniwek opponent Stephen Kaufman urged University of Illinois trustees today to stop playing the Chief's dance music at halftime, but that suggestion didn't appear to win over Chancellor Robert Jones.

Faces of Fall 2017: Boys Cross Country

The Faces of Fall 2017: Boys Cross Country- Over 350 high school athletes showed up at the News-Gazette photo studio on Sunday August 28th for the Faces of Fall photo shoot.

Faces of Fall 2017: Boys Golf

The Faces of Fall 2017: Boys Golf - Over 350 high school athletes showed up at the News-Gazette photo studio on Sunday August 28th for the Faces of Fall photo shoot.

Faces of Fall 2017: Boys Soccer

The Faces of Fall 2017: Soccer - Over 350 high school athletes showed up at the News-Gazette photo studio on Sunday August 28th for the Faces of Fall photo shoot.

Faces of Fall 2017: Football

The Faces of Fall 2017: Football - Over 350 high school athletes showed up at the News-Gazette photo studio on Sunday August 28th for the Faces of Fall photo shoot.

Faces of Fall 2017: Girls Cross Country

The Faces of Fall 2017: Girls Cross Country - Over 350 high school athletes showed up at the News-Gazette photo studio on Sunday August 28th for the Faces of Fall photo shoot.

'War chant' is gone, but plenty of students still clapping

CHAMPAIGN — The band didn't play the "war chant" during Saturday's season-opening win at Memorial Stadium. But according to members of Illini Pride, plenty of students continued the tradition of clapping their hands over their heads when Ball State's offense was facing third down.

Faces of Fall 2017: Girls Golf

The Faces of Fall 2017: Girls Golf - Over 350 high school athletes showed up at the News-Gazette photo studio on Sunday August 28th for the Faces of Fall photo shoot.

Faces of Fall 2017: Girls Swimming

The Faces of Fall 2017: Girls Swimming - Over 350 high school athletes showed up at the News-Gazette photo studio on Sunday August 28th for the Faces of Fall photo shoot.