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Changes on campus from Dad’s time to now

Changes on campus from Dad’s time to now

Kelsie Travers, Staff writer
November 3, 2016
Filed under Dad's Weekend Guide, Special Sections

The majority of alumni dads coming to campus for Dad’s Weekend attended the University in the late 1970s and 1980s. Although some campus staples, like Alma Mater and KAMs, were around then, now there are many differences in academics, athletics and student life. Athletics The ‘70s and ‘80s were a di...

Football basics for the first-time fan

Football basics for the first-time fan

Stephen Cohn, Staff writer
November 3, 2016
Filed under Dad's Weekend Guide, Special Sections

As Halloween passes and Thanksgiving draws near, it is time for Dad’s Weekend once again at the University, which means only one thing: Dad’s Day for Illini football. Haven’t checked out Memorial Stadium yet this year, and concerned about what to talk about and what to check out on game day? ...

Dad’s advice helps with transition to college life

Rabia Ilyas, Staff writer
November 3, 2016
Filed under Dad's Weekend Guide, Special Sections

Dad’s Weekend is an opportunity to honor and spend time with those men in our lives who have supported and helped us every step of the way. In fact, the transition to college is one of those many stages of life where my dad has helped me immensely.  Like many, the advice my parents gave me as ...

Sights To See for First-Time Visitors over Dad’s Weekend

Sights To See for First-Time Visitors over Dad’s Weekend

Brooks Berish, Assistant supplements editor
November 3, 2016
Filed under Dad's Weekend Guide, Special Sections

Dad's Weekend is almost upon us, which means that fathers from all over will be coming to visit the campus and to enjoy some quality time with their kids. Some of them will be visiting campus for the first time, which can make for a great opportunity to show them what this University has to offer. From...

Campus provides variety of Dad’s Weekend activities

Jacqueline Betthauser, Staff writer
November 3, 2016
Filed under Dad's Weekend Guide, Special Sections

Most people are anticipating Saturday’s football game against Michigan State University, but there are a variety of events offered throughout campus for Dad’s Weekend. From other sports, to movies, to music there are many activities going on during this fun-packed weekend. If your family enjo...

What do you admire most about your dad?

What do you admire most about your dad?

Holiday Tang, Staff writer
November 3, 2016
Filed under Dad's Weekend Guide, Special Sections

"I think what I admire most about my dad is the fact that he puts in a lot of work that makes our family able to sustain itself. And he is an incredibly knowledgeable person. If you go to him, you will always get an answer no matter what your question is." -Mark Jette, freshman in Engineering   "He a...

Following in Dad’s footsteps, weekend is a family affair

Following in Dad’s footsteps, weekend is a family affair

Harrison Lindholm, Staff writer
November 3, 2016
Filed under Dad's Weekend Guide, Special Sections

I am a third-generation Illini. Both of my parents attended the University of Illinois from 1979 to 1984. It is here that they met and soon after got married. My maternal grandfather was also a student at the University and spent time here in the 1950s. My grandfather served on the student senate an...

Dad’s weekend means a little more for Illinois football duo

Dad’s weekend means a little more for Illinois football duo

Joey Figueroa, Staff writer
November 3, 2016
Filed under Dad's Weekend Guide, Football, Men's Sports, Sports

From 2014-2015, former All-Pro linebacker and current Illini football coach Hardy Nickerson shared his years of experience with NFL talents like Lavonte David, Mason Foster and Kwon Alexander as the linebacker coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Even though he was coaching an elite group of players, Nick...