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University hoverboard ban goes into effect

Logan Meis, 20, balances on his hover board outside his apartment complex in Overland Park, Kan., on Friday, Sept. 4, 2015. Meis purchased the personal transportation device for about $330 online. (Tammy Ljungblad/Kansas City Star/TNS)

By Daily Illini Staff Report

January 19, 2016

The University’s new hoverboard policy, announced on Jan. 4, went into effect Monday, banning the battery-operated self-balance scooters from all University owned facilities due to recent fire risk concerns.“The ban includes classrooms, laboratories, meeting rooms and all other campus facilities. Stude...

University Housing issues hoverboard ban, safety reminders

By Joeseph Longo

January 7, 2016

University housing issued a press release Monday with new changes and requests for the upcoming spring semester, including a ban on hoverboards, which are battery-operated self-balance scooters. Amid recent fire risk concerns, hoverboards will not be permitted in any University-owned facilities. Students liv...

Justin DuVernois: Booting his way into history

Justin DuVernois: Booting his way into history

By Sean Neumann

November 5, 2014

When Justin DuVernois takes the field, it’s usually a bad sign for the Illini offense. But good things happen when the Illinois punter trots out to kick the ball away. DuVernois has been one of the few bright spots for the Illini this season, leading the Big Ten with an average of 45.7 yards per punt ...