CHAMPAIGN — Rochester doesn’t have a restaurant whose walls are filled with televisions.
If locals want to experience watching a sporting event together — like Saturday’s season opener for Illinois against Youngstown State, featuring Rochester native Wes Lunt starting his first game with the Illini — they tend to go the old-fashioned route.
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CHAMPAIGN — Illinois spent the offseason making some wholesale changes to its offense following its fifth Sweet 16 appearance in six seasons. Gone is the high-ball attack. Gone is the 5-1 rotation.
Instead, the Illini are picking up the pace — a lot — and playing in a 6-2 system.