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Three former Illinois men’s wheelchair basketball players qualify for Paralympics

Wheelchair basketball player and Team USA captain Steve Serio (left) as a junior on Illinois' wheelchair basketball team. Serio, Will Waller (not pictured) and Brian Bell (right, as a freshman at Illinois) have qualified for Team USA for the 2016 Rio Paralympics. Also pictured is Tom Smurr, an Illinois freshman at the time.

By Ryan Wilson

January 12, 2016

Illinois’ wheelchair basketball program continues to contribute players to Team USA for the 2016 Rio Paralympics. Illinois women’s wheelchair basketball players Mega Blunk and Gail Gaeng qualified for the U.S. women’s team and now former Illini Will Waller, Steve Serio and Brian Bell have been named to the 16-player men’s team.The men are joining a team with veteran P...

ChamBuskers: Good vibes, vibrations

ChamBuskers: Good vibes, vibrations

By Saher Khan

September 30, 2014

At 11 p.m. on Thursday, David Belcher and Brian Galli walked to the corner of Sixth and Green streets with arms full of different instruments. Among bar-goers and rowdy late-night passersby, they readied their djembe, ukulele, shaker, tambourine and kazoo to set their stage for the evening. The headl...