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What's cool on campus? Manager games

Each night before an Illinois men's basketball game, the managers get together to play a game of their own with the visiting team. Take an inside look at Illinois' quest to make the manager Final Four.

VIDEO: Ted Houpt/Caleb Griffin Postgame, Manual-Danville Boys' Basketball

Danville boys' basketball coach Ted Houpt discusses his team's 81-70 win over Peoria Manual on Friday, Jan. 26, while senior Viking Caleb Griffin talks about his decision to join the Illinois football team.

The Locker Room With ... Unity Wrestling

This week's edition of The Locker room sees members of the Unity wrestling team — coach Logan Patton and athletes Jake Frost, Cade Scott and Pate Eastin — check in with preps coordinator Colin Likas.

Office Hours with Aldo: Michael LeRoy

The inaugural edition of staff writer Aldo Toledo's series looking at the offices of University of Illinois professors features Michael LeRoy of the School of Labor and Employment Relations, situated just north of the Armory in Champaign.


Illinois came back and stuck out its first Big Ten win of the season, a 73-71 triumph over Indiana. 

Check out the highlights, including the WDWS radio call courtesy of Learfield and Illini Athletics, along with an interview with former Champaign Central and Indiana guard Verdell Jones III, whose brother Clayton plays for Illinois.

Music on Main: Pianist Tom 'Tomcat' Cortese

Tom 'Tomcat' Cortese, a soloist and member of the Crazy Johnny Band, fills The News-Gazette's lobby with the sound of 'Sweet William' on his keyboard Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, in downtown Champaign. Interested in playing at NG Media's downtown lobby? Email Jim Rossow at

Underwood: 'First one had to be like that'

Illinois coach Brad Underwood breaks down his team's 73-71 victory against Indiana on Wednesday night at State Farm Center — the first Big Ten win of the season and Underwood's first in the conference leading the Illini.

VIDEO: Courtney Lehmann Post-Meet, Twin City Boys' Swim & Dive

Centennial boys' swim and dive coach Courtney Lehmann reacts to her team's victory at the Twin City Meet on Tuesday, Jan. 23, against Champaign Central and Urbana.


Illinois went down swinging in an 87-74 loss to Michigan State, but ultimately NBA draft lottery prospects Miles Bridges (31 points) and Jaren Jackson Jr. (21 points, 6 blocks) were too much for Illinois, who received a career-high 27 points from Kipper Nichols.

Check out all the highlights here.

Underwood: 'Felt like we could pressure them'

Illinois coach Brad Underwood and redshirt sophomore forward Kipper Nichols break down the Illini's 87-74 home loss to No. 6 Michigan State on Monday night at State Farm Center.