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Illinois basketball to return to new-look State Farm Center in fall

Illinois basketball to return to new-look State Farm Center in fall

March 19, 2014

The first time Dave Downey walked into Assembly Hall in Champaign, he wasn’t thinking about the spectacle of the building. In March of 1963 his Illini were a game back of Ohio State in the Big Ten championship race. He was thinking about beating Northwestern the next day. Then he stepped onto the new...