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Top of the Morning, Feb. 3, 2017

He's back. For one game, at least.

With DOUG ALTENBERGER and DEON THOMAS unavailable to call Saturday's Illinois-Minnesota basketball game, 10-year analyst JERRY HESTER is pinch-hitting on the Illini Sports Network.

"I'm excited to do the game," Hester said.

Approaching kickoff

By J.J. LOCKWOOD
jlockwoo@news-gazette.com

When Super Bowl LI kicks off at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, the game is likely to attract more than 100 million viewers — but they aren't all tuning in to see if Tom Brady and the New England Patriots can knock off NFC powerhouse Atlanta.

Entertainment listings, Feb. 2-9, 2017

SPECIAL EVENTS

This weekend

URBANA FIRST FRIDAYS

That's entertainment: Spotlighting events throughout the area

Here's what's happening in the area's:

RADIO SCENE

'Says You!' taping in Urbana

Host Barry Nolan and his panelists will visit Urbana on Saturday to conduct a live performance of "Says You!," the popular "game of words" public radio show.

#TheMJs, Jan. 27, 2017

On Fridays, staff writer Marcus Jackson (@MarcusJ_NG) will provide a quick glance at the best that Twitter has to offer.

TOP TWEETS

Politics

Top of the Morning, Jan. 27, 2017

The Activities and Recreation Center on the University of Illinois campus will be hopping Saturday with some of the brightest young minds in the area.

Teams of kids ages 9 to 13 will be competing in the Illinois First Lego League's Central Championship Tournament. The event, open to the public, runs from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Last year, more than 1,200 attended.

Entertainment listings, Jan. 26-Feb. 2, 2017

SPECIAL EVENTS

This weekend

WINTER WAR 44

What: For the 44th consecutive year, Champaign-Urbana's annual Gaming Convention will be from noon Jan. 27 to 6 p.m. Jan. 29. Play your favorite board, miniature, card or role-playing game.

When: Starting at noon Jan. 27, 9 a.m. Jan. 28 and 29.

Mary Tyler Moore dead at 80

UPDATED AT 2:15 P.M.

NEW YORK (AP) — Mary Tyler Moore, the star of TV's beloved "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" whose comic realism helped revolutionize the depiction of women on the small screen, has died.

Moore died Wednesday with her husband and friends nearby, her publicist, Mara Buxbaum, said. She was 80.

Rich Warren: Questions often pertain to antennas

The advent of digital television almost a decade ago coupled with the consistently rising cost of cable inspire the most common question from readers: TV antennas.