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History of Dads Weekend

History of Dads Weekend

November 11, 2014

1920 The University of Illinois celebrated its first “Dads Day Weekend.” Not only was this a first for the University, but it was also the first official Dads Day in the country. It is said that Alpha Delta Phi started the idea for Dads Day Weekend. According to a later program, the weekend invo...

Illinois women’s track continues success in the Illini Classic

By Nicholas Fortin

January 21, 2014

The Illinois women’s track team started its indoor season with two impressive performances at home. After taking nine individual titles in the season-opening Illini Open, the team finished first in a 10-team field at the Illini Classic on Saturday. “It was a great day and a great meet,” head coach ...