Topics include: a coal mine near downtown Urbana, the future of the Iron Post, official Fighting Illini colors, Illini Hall, freeway vs. interstate, Champaign Central athletic fields, a shift at the International Prep Academy, possible changes at Leverett Road & U.S. 45 and maybe another strip club in Urbana.

Topics include: a coal mine near downtown Urbana, the future of the Iron Post, official Fighting Illini colors, Illini Hall, freeway vs. interstate, Champaign Central athletic fields, a shift at the International Prep Academy, possible changes at Leverett Road & U.S. 45 and maybe another strip club in Urbana.

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A day after announcing his retirement, long-time UI wrestling coach reflects back on his career Friday: "I’ve been doing this a long time."

CHAMPAIGN — Ayo Dosunmu tapped into his inner All-American on Friday against Iowa. His game-high — and highly-efficient — 25 points led the way for the Illini in their 80-75 victory.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — After an offseason filled with uncertainty amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Illinois wrestling team began its later-than-usual, Big Ten-only regular season by delivering an emphatic opening statement on Sunday at Indiana.

Top moments? Top performances? There were plenty of them. Beat writer Scott Richey highlights the best and brightest teams, coaches and athletes from the past 12 months on the Illinois athletics scene — and also looks ahead to what is sure to be an unprecedented year due to the COVID-19 pandemic