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Close to 350 students gather near the Red Grange statue at Memorial Stadium in Champaign on Thursday.

To kick off a Galloping Ghost-themed symposium on campus Thursday, hundreds of students gathered near the Red Grange statue outside Memorial Stadium for a team picture — all wearing replicas of the Illini legend’s jersey.

The theme of the two-day, 16th annual Sapora Symposium, being held in celebration of college football’s 150th anniversary, is ‘Red Grange and His impact on Sport and Culture in the United States, 1924-1989.’