Third pro event in past three months descends upon C-U
Among the items on a packed agenda: Extensions for men's tennis, soccer coaches; approving deals for men's basketball assistants
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.
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Before the world watches the quadrennial showcase, Illinois beat writer Bob Asmussen asked nine Illini Olympians to share some memories from their unique Olympic experiences.
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.
Three years ago on Sunday, for a total of four hours and 14 minutes, the tennis world was captivated by the 2018 Wimbledon quarterfinals match between former Illini Kevin Anderson and Roger Federer.
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…
Illinois' Siphosothando and his 18-year-old younger brother Khololwam both advance to second round at Fighting Illini Open