The Daily Illini

From the Hall to the Farm

February 21, 2016

By Michal DwojakStaff WriterDave Downey still remembers the emotions he felt and sounds he heard on March 4, 1963.That day the Fighting Illini played the first-ever basketball game in what was then called...

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...

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