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Staff writer Paul Wood chats with the 39-year-old Urbana resident who serves as director of operations at the Don Moyer Boys & Girls Club.


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Illini wrestling legend Werner Holzer, a 1955 state champion at Chicago’s Carl Schurz High School, lettered at the University of Illinois in 1957, ’58 and ’59 for coach Buell “Pat” Patterson.

We asked Lincoln (Neb.) Journal Star columnist Steve Sipple for his take on the Cornhuskers going into Saturday’s game against Illinois at Memorial Stadium

Ashley Berggren (women's basketball), Jenna Hall (softball) and Lindsey Nimmo Bristow (women’s tennis) joined more than a dozen other recipients, including all-time men’s basketball scoring leader Deon Thomas, All-American football greats Simeon Rice and David Williams, and longtime track and cross-country coach Gary Wieneke at Friday's ceremony at State Farm Center.

Good (late) afternoon everybody. Had to delay getting today's chat wrapped up while I finished some other advance work for Friday and Saturday, but I didn't forget. Handful of questions for me this week, so maybe we're getting back on track. You can always submit questions via Twitter (@srri…

2019 Football Schedule

Aug. 31 Illinois vs. Akron, 11am
Sep. 7 at UConn, 2;30pm
Sep. 14 vs. Eastern Michigan, 11am
Sep. 21 vs. Nebraska, TBA
Oct. 5 at Minnesota, 2:30pm or 3pm
Oct. 12 vs. Michigan, TBA
Oct. 19 vs. Wisconsin, 11am
Oct. 26 at Purdue, TBA
Nov. 2 vs. Rutgers, TBA
Nov. 9 at Michigan State, TBA
Nov. 23 at Iowa, TBA
Nov. 30 vs. Northwestern, TBA