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John Frayne: CUSO busily delivers jolly concert

The Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra's "Music of the Season" concert on Dec. 7 was one of the busiest I can remember, with an array of stage setups for different pieces and changes in the performing groups. All this led up to a final joke, but of that, more later.

Note to self: Leave quinoa at home for next Foo Fighters show

If you went to last month's FOO FIGHTERS concert at State Farm Center, we hope you didn't try to smuggle in any "bootleg Swedish Fish," quinoa or life-size replicas of Peter Falk.

UI engineering professor named as interim dean

CHAMPAIGN — Engineering Professor Tamer Basar, director of the Center for Advanced Study, has been named interim dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois.

Part 65: Finals do's and don'ts

With finals week upon us, here's our 10-step survival guide — some do's, some don'ts — care of 13 of the 1,120 Illini greats who shared their stories with Editor JEFF D'ALESSIO at

UI prof briefs Urbana council on research on racial microaggressions

Hear from mayor Diane Marlin Wednesday at 7:40 on WDWS.

URBANA — University of Illinois students of color experience racism in various forms while on campus, according to a professor's research project.

Friday's Mizzou matchup about more than Braggin' Rights

CHAMPAIGN — One nonconference game remains on Illinois' schedule. It's a doozy and also just a taste of what the Illini will start seeing on a regular basis once Big Ten play starts.

Illinois (9-4) will play at No. 16 Missouri (10-1) at noon Friday in Columbia, Mo. It's the start of Braggin' Rights week, with the Illinois men's team set to face Missouri on Saturday night in St. Louis.

Basketball's Top 25: Ballot breakdown

A look at how Illinois basketball beat writer — and Associated Press voting member — Scott Richey's polls compared to those of the AP:

Scott's Men's Top 25

Starting Five: A look back at men's Braggin' Rights

More than half of this year's Illini haven't played in a Braggin' Rights game yet.

Beat writer SCOTT RICHEY takes a look at five former Illini who rose to another level against Missouri:

Malcolm Hill (2013-16)

Golden Opportunity: Big Ten bowl matchups

The Big Ten is hoping to bounce back from a 3-7 bowl record last season. Eight schools from Jim Delany's league are going bowling, starting Dec. 27. AP Top 25 voter and Illinois football beat writer Bob Asmussen weighs in with what to expect:

Pinstripe Bowl
Iowa vs. Boston College
4:15 p.m., Dec. 27

Teddy Eddleman, wife of Illini legend, was a legend herself

Teddy Eddleman liked to stay involved. As much as possible.

"She was a super volunteer," Champaign's Charlie Finn said.

"The community meant a great deal to her," Blanche Finn said. "She was just so sweet and just so giving."

Mrs. Eddleman, the wife of the late Illini legend Dike Eddleman, passed away on Friday at Villa West in Champaign. She was 92.