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Former Illini James Augustine is off to a strong start with the Chicago Bulls Summer League team in Las Vegas, averaging 15.5 points and 7.0 rebounds in two games

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Rajeev Ram's first ATP title won't be his last, Craig Tiley says.

Memorable N-G covers: the 2004-05 Illini

Once a month, we'll take a look back at memorable Illini moments through the covers of News-Gazette sports sections. Today: the 2004-05 Illini's amazing march to the Final Four, where their bid for a national championship came up one win short.

Here are 10 covers that tell the story:

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Former Illini Steve Stricker and D.A. Points are in the Quad Cities for this week's John Deere Classic. On Tuesday, they'll participate in a practice round that is open to the public. Better yet, it's free.

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Within a day of winning last week's PGA Professional National Championship, Mike Small received more than 100 text-messages and e-mails. "Congratulations" was the general theme. "Do you need a caddie?" was a close second.

SK: Kent Brown on UI football parking

Illinois sports information director Kent Brown discusses the revamped parking situation for home football games during Steve Kelly's radio show on WDWS 1400-AM.

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News you can't leave work without: Former Illini gymnast Abie Grossfeld will be inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame

Lewis & Clark hires Deon Thomas

Deon Thomas, the all-time leading scorer at Illinois, has been named athletic director and men's basketball coach at Lewis & Clark.

"Deon brings a wealth of knowledge about basketball in general, but his experiences at the Division I level and at the professional level will prove valuable to him in his role as the athletic director," said George Terry, vice president of student life at Lewis and Clark.

5 O'Clock Shadow: Here we come, Esquire

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Want to talk Illinois basketball over a beer? "The News-Gazette Sports Page," a Monday night staple on WDWS 1400-AM since 2002, will broadcast live from the Esquire Lounge in dowtown Champaign beginning next week.

 

Jeff Jordan photo gallery

Despite limited playing time, Jeff Jordan always was in the spotlight in his two seasons with the Illini. Having a famous father will do that.