The Daily Illini

From the bench: A student-manager’s view of the 2004-05 Illini

By Sean Neumann

March 16, 2015

Crossing the Mississippi River, the St. Louis Gateway Arch began to peak over I-70. To anyone else at that moment, it was just a monument. But to the Illinois basketball team, watching the 630-foot symbol rise from the river’s western bank, it meant a dream accomplished. “There’s the arch!” D...