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Illini sweep golf honors

   Junior Geoff Lound and freshman James Lepp earned co-medalist honors Tuesday to help the Illini win The Tillinghast, a 24-team men''s golf tournament at Scarsdale, N.Y.

   The two Illini each finished 2 under par, Lepp rallying with a 68 on the final day of the 36-hole event on the par-70, 6,835-yard Quaker Ridge Golf Course.

Big Ten tips hat to Illini

   Three Illinois football players received player of the week awards from the Big Ten for their performances in a 42-35 victory against Wisconsin on Saturday.

   Honored today were Illini quarterback Kurt Kittner and two of the team''s place-kickers: Peter Christofilakos and John Gockman.

Tickets, tailgating available when Bears visit campus

   CHAMPAIGN - If you thought Saturday''s tailgating scene outside Memorial Stadium was wild, just wait until next fall, Sara Seed of the Champaign-Urbana Convention and Visitors Bureau said.

   She expects the surrounding parking lots to be filled with orange and blue on Sundays as well as the usual Saturdays.

Community, university big winners

   All smiles this week. Wide, toothy grins. Jimmy Carter on the day he was elected.

    The year-plus marriage between the Chicago Bears and Illinois is overflowing with downstate winners.

UI Men''s Basketball Practice Report

   ESPN The Magazine had photographers in town on Sunday to shoot Frank Williams for the magazine''s college basketball preview.

   Williams, who wore his orange game uniform for the shoot, bounced off a trampoline and posed in midair with a basketball.

Kittner, 2 Illini kickers receive Big Ten honors

Three Illinois football players received player of the week awards from the Big Ten for their performances in a 42-35 victory against Wisconsin on Saturday.

Honored today were Illini quarterback Kurt Kittner and two of the team''s place-kickers: Peter Christofilakos and John Gockman.

Polls welcome UI back

   CHAMPAIGN - A day after a homecoming victory against Wisconsin, the Illinois football team returned to where Ron Turner had them all along: the Top 25.

   The USA Today/ESPN poll, voted on by Turner and 59 other coaches, has the Illini at No. 23. Illinois is No. 22 according to The Associated Press.

Tate: Illinois has the right combination

   CHAMPAIGN - Time after time, reacting to Wisconsin''s tight outside coverage, Kurt Kittner lofted deep passes toward Brandon Lloyd on a gloriously sunny Saturday afternoon.

Bears set to make move to C-U official

   CHAMPAIGN - The state''s worst-kept secret - that extensive Soldier Field renovation will bring the Chicago Bears to Champaign-Urbana next season - will receive public confirmation Monday.

   A university media advisory confirmed an 11:30 a.m. news conference to be attended by Bears president Ted Phillips and Illini athletic director Ron Guenther. The UI Board of Trustees already was advised of the pending announcement.

UI football game statistics

   Illinois 42, Wisconsin 35