Illini AD discusses variety of topics during his appearance on 'Monday Night SportsTalk,' at the Esquire
Conference alliance now part of shifting NCAA landscape
Six new players, two new assistant coaches part of offseason turnover
96-year-old Champaign woman might have a good-luck charm to help the cause this fall: a necklace from Illini legend Red Grange’s wife, Muggs.
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…