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Marching Illini steps toward its homecoming performance

October 21, 2014

Football players clad in orange and blue won’t be the only students to grace the football field at the University’s annual Homecoming Game. The Marching Illini, with its shiny instruments and rhythmic cadence, is also preparing for its field performance. Although initial preparations for the Homecoming game’s hal...

Homecoming Playlist

By Mikayla Ostendorf

October 20, 2014

1. “Sweet Caroline” by Neil Diamond This group reunion is “so good, so good, so good.” 2. “Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours” by Stevie Wonder What you say every time you send in tuition bills or donations to the University. I'm forever yours, Illinois.  3. “Shake It Off” by Tayl...

Marching Illini steps toward its homecoming performance

October 20, 2014

Football players clad in orange and blue won’t be the only students to grace the football field at the University’s annual Homecoming Game. The Marching Illini, with its shiny instruments and rhythmic cadence, is also preparing for its field performance. Although initial preparations for the Homecoming game’s hal...

Homecoming Tailgates provide a sense of community for fans

October 20, 2014

Tailgate parties have been a major part of college football tradition for nearly 145 years. According to the American Tailgater Association, tailgating has existed, in some form, since the first football game, which was between Princeton and Rutgers in 1869. A “delicate balance between fandom and ce...