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Asmussen: Remembering the past

Sure, Champaign-Urbana has produced its fair share of talented athletes. But there are plenty of others who got away.

Time to catch up with a few.


Getting the talent back

SAVOY — Kendall Gill emerged from his black sport utility vehicle, shaking hands, posing for pictures and sharing hugs with fans and old friends.

The main attraction at Monday’s 25th Cunningham Children’s Home golf outing at the University of Illinois Golf Course, Gill didn’t mince words when the topic turned basketball.


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Gill: Bulls can win it all

Kendall Gill grew up in the Chicago area and spent a season late in his career playing for the Bulls, so he pays close attention to Chicago’s NBA franchise.

Questions about Kendall? Ask MJ here


Kendall Gill Golf Outing 2014

Images from the Kendall Gill golf outing to benefit Cunningham Children's Home at the UI golf Courses in Savoy on Monday, July 14, 2014. 


UPDATED: EIU picks Michael as AD

11:15 a.m. today:

Illinois athletic director Mike Thomas weighs in on Tom Michael's hire at EIU.


07-14-14 Illinois Athletic Director Mike Thomas comments on Tom Michael hired as AD of Eastern Illinois University

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07-14-14 Jim Turpin with Illinois Athletic Director Mike Thomas.  Mr. Thomas talks about Tom Michael being hired as Athletic Director of Eastern Illinois University.

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Asmussen's Top 50: No. 27 Washington

Bob Asmussen continues his countdown of his picks for the Top 50 college football teams this fall.

No. 27: Washington

Coach: Chris Petersen

2013 Record: 9-4

Projected 2014 Record: 10-3

Circle the date: Oct. 18 at Oregon


27 days to Camp Rantoul

Counting down the 50 most important Illini.

No. 27: Mikey Dudek, WR


Sunday Conversation: Hope Elam

How do you feel about going into the Central Hall of Fame?
I was thrilled. I didn’t know I was thought of so well.


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