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Caleb Griffin, a former four-sport Danville High School star and a current kicker on the Illinois football team, is a constant presence at high school, college and pro sporting events


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CHAMPAIGN — Illinois’ nonconference schedule got more interesting Friday morning when the matchups for the 2022 Big Ten/ACC Challenge were released. The Illini will host Syracuse on Wed., Nov. 29, in one of the two best games that night along with Michigan-Virginia.

College basketball writer Scott Richey takes a stab at figuring out all 30 first-round picks ahead of Thursday night's NBA draft

The best and brightest sports stars of the past in Vermilion County and the surrounding area will be honored Saturday night at Palmer Arena

Welcome to “Good Morning, Illini Nation,” your daily dose of college basketball news from Illini beat writer and AP Top 25 voter Scott Richey. He’ll offer up insights every morning on Brad Underwood’s team:

SAVOY — When Dan Patkunas’ birdie putt fell on the 17th hole, it clicked that he was just one hole away from winning his first UI Open championship.