Illinois' early momentum shifts as UNC cruises to 5-1 win
The newly opened Demirjian Park, jump-started by a $7 million family gift led by UI grads Kara Demirjian Huss and her brother Richard, will host its grand opening in a women's soccer match versus North Carolina.
Visit from powerhouse North Carolina awaits as Demirjian Park set to make its season debut
Among the items on a packed agenda: Extensions for men's tennis, soccer coaches; approving deals for men's basketball assistants
“I’d like to credit myself with educating myself before anything,” Kennedy Berschel says. “(NIL) offers an equal chance for every athlete in collegiate athletics to be rewarded for their sport, which has become a full-time job in addition to their academic agenda.”
The names William May and Wilbur Burroughs likely aren’t familiar to fans of the Illini, but the truth is that they stand alone in their uniqueness. One-hundred-thirteen years ago, this highly anonymous pair was the first with University of Illinois ties to compete in modern Olympic Games.
It is an admirable move by the UI athletic department to provide a marketing platform — in this case Opendorse — to help student-athletes maximize earning potential ... within acceptable limits.
Several outstanding Illini athletes during the 1954-55 school year thrived on the University of Illinois campus — football’s Bobby Mitchell, basketball’s Paul Judson, and track and field’s Willard Thomson to name three — but there was another lesser known star who rose to the very top of his…