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Ex-Illinois coach Tepper comfortable at Division II school

EDINBORO, Pa. – Before he ever called a play, Lou Tepper personally called around town to find restaurants to cater his training camp practices.

Before folks at Edinboro University knew him as head football coach, they knew him as head fund-raiser. Edinboro’s football program generated about $3,000 last year. Tepper raised $70,000 in three months.<

UI receivers strong on athleticism

Truth often is stranger than fiction. This one falls under the heading of “recruits are where you find them.”

The four Illini athletes who patrol the secondary, charged with the responsibility of batting away rival passes, hail from the four winds: California, New Jersey, Oregon and Indiana.<

One to watch

If the Big Ten really is as strong and deep as it looks to be, Illinois can’t afford to stumble too many times in the nonconference if it hopes to build an NCAA tournament-worthy record. Anything less than a 3-0 performance this weekend could do damage.<

Illini warm up in nick of time to tip Northern

DEKALB – It took five games for Betsy Spicer to find her form.

Any longer and Illinois might not be celebrating its fourth road win in five tries.

Tate: Curry visit signals key

UI stretch

The dominant high school basketball player in Illinois and certainly one of the top four in the nation – Thornwood's Eddy Curry – will welcome Illini coach Bill Self into his south suburban home tonight.

Illinois Football 2000: Practice Report

Out of here

The Illinois freshman class it out of scholarship tailbacks. Jacksonville's Kenny Rogers quit the team this week.

"He decided big-time football is not for him," Illinois coach Ron Turner said.

A few minutes with...

Q and A with former Aztec and future baseball Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn

Three&#039;s a crowd

SAN DIEGO – You be the fan. Consider the following options and decide which one you want to see:

A. Barry Bonds and the first-place San Francisco Giants coming to town for an important three-game series.

B. Hometown hero Terrell Davis showing up with his Denver Broncos.

C. Or Jack Hawley throwing 33 incompletions in a 10-7 loss to Arizona State.

Illinois Football 2000: Practice Report

Changing gears

At Illinois, the term "fullback" is losing its traditional meaning. The fullback isn't a big blocker who rarely will touch the ball. Instead, he's a runner and receiver who is going to give opposing defenses one more thing to worry about.