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Highlights from The Great Cover Up 25

Some of the performances from The Great Cover Up 25, held in January 2016 at The Accord in downtown Champaign, where local bands masquerade as their favorite national acts for charity. The 26th edition gets underway this Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, in the same venue.

Helicopter crash at Willard Airport

Willard Airport executive director David Cossey talks about the crash of a 1989 Robinson R22 BETA helicopter on a runway during a training flight at the facility in Savoy on Wednesday. 

Illini Recap: 'Embarrassing to get beat like we did'

Illinois coach John Groce and seniors Malcolm Hill and Maverick Morgan discuss Tuesday's loss at No. 21 Purdue — the third straight double-digit road loss for the Illini in Big Ten play this season.

Richey: Defense the issue again on the road

Beat writer Scott Richey gives a quick rundown following Illinois' 91-68 loss to No. 21 Purdue on Tuesday in West Lafayette, Ind.

MJs Minute: Kam Fry

Kam Fry is a 2011 Urbana High graduate who played receiver for the Illini from 2013-15. These days, Fry has made fitness his profession, founding an organization called N.O.W. (Nothing Over Will) and working with another initiative called Project Athletes that introduces area kids to fitness. Fry stopped by The News-Gazette for a talk with our Marcus Jackson to chat.

Illini Preview: 'Expecting a fight'

Hear from several Illini, as Maverick Morgan discusses Tuesday's matchup with No. 21 Purdue and Tracy Abrams touches on his struggles of late. Then, Leron Black shares some thoughts on going up against the Boilermakers' Caleb Swanigan, while Te'Jon Lucas talks about learning from his mistakes.

N-G Top 10: Boys' Basketball Week 8

A big weekend for Thad Matta. First, his Ohio State Buckeyes surprised Michigan State on Sunday. A day later, his alma mater moved to No. 1 in our rankings. Congratulations, Hoopeston Area. The latest courtesy sports editor Matt Daniels.

 

Illini Recap: 'All in all, just disappointing'

Hear from Illinois coach John Groce and Illini seniors Malcolm Hill and Maverick Morgan along with Maryland coach Mark Turgeon after the Terrapins victory at State Farm Center.

Richey: Offense goes cold in loss

Beat writer Scott Richey gives a quick rundown on Illinois' 62-56 loss to Maryland on Saturday at State Farm Center.

Illini Preview: 'Make sure our defense is way better'

Illinois coach John Groce touches once more on the Illini's win against Michigan before diving into a look at the challenge Maryland will present Saturday. Malcolm Hill highlights how Te'Jon Lucas impacts the team, while Lucas discusses defense against the Terrapins and Maverick Morgan details his progression between last season and this season.