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Jalen Brunson commits to Villanova over Illinois

Illinois' head coach John Groce reacts to a referee's call during the first round game of the Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament against Indiana, at Banker's Life Fieldhouse, on Thursday, Mar. 13, 2014. The Illini won 64-54.

September 11, 2014

Jalen Brunson, widely considered to be the best basketball player in the state of Illinois and one of the best point guards in the country, has committed to Jay Wright and Villanova. Brunson was considering Illinois along with Villanova, but ultimately decided in favor of the Wildcats. He is rated as the...

Marching Illini to tour through Ireland

The Marching Illini wear their warm-up suits and march down the streets of Dublin, Ireland in the St. Patrick's Parade in 2008. On Monday, the Marching Illini will perform in the parade for the seventh time since 1992.

By Declan Harty

March 12, 2014

Though most identify St. Patrick’s Day and Ireland with the color green, the Marching Illini will be celebrating in blue and orange. On March 17, they will march down the historic winding streets of Dublin, Ireland, in the St. Patrick’s Day parade. The trip to Dublin is nothing new for the band; t...