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Former Illini participate at John Deere Classic

Former Illini participate at John Deere Classic

By Masaki Sugimoto

July 12, 2015

Several former Illini took part in the John Deere Classic at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Illinois. D.A. Points had one of the most notable activities before actual the competition happened. At the Pro-Am in Silvis a day before, Points played a few holes with Bill Murray. Points has golfed with t...

Ramis’ work far more than just ‘Ghostbusters’

Ramis’ work far more than just ‘Ghostbusters’

April 14, 2015

Harold Ramis is quickly recognized as the quirky Dr. Egon Spengler in “Ghostbusters.” He is also spotted as the neurologist in “Groundhog Day.” But his appearances in these works are not the reason the Chicago native is being honored with the first-ever film tribute at Ebertfest. In addition to his...

Illinois basketball has come a long way since 2005

Illinois basketball has come a long way since 2005

March 17, 2015

When you’re young, you rarely think long-term. I grew up in a golden era of Illinois basketball in the late 1990s and early 2000s, when Big Ten titles and NCAA tournament appearances were the norm. I didn’t associate Illinois basketball with anything other than success, since it had been good for...

Illinois vs. Arizona: 10 years later

Illinois vs. Arizona: 10 years later

March 17, 2015

It was truly a magical season: a 29-0 start, a No. 1 ranking for 15 straight weeks, a Big Ten championship and a Final Four appearance. Illinois fans still want to talk about the 2004-05 Illini. Luther Head, Dee Brown, Deron Williams. 37-2, NCAA runner-up. Until the Illini win a national title — i...