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Jimmy V Classic holds special significance for Hill

Jimmy V Classic holds special significance for Hill

December 9, 2014

Every year, the Jimmy V Classic takes on a little extra meaning in the world of sports. Named in honor of legendary college basketball coach Jim Valvano, the Classic raises millions of dollars for cancer research each year. Valvano died of cancer in 1993.  Illinois faces Villanova on Tuesday night at Madison Square ...

Deeper than the stitching: No. 21 more than a number for Hill

Deeper than the stitching: No. 21 more than a number for Hill

March 18, 2014

No. 21 on the Illinois basketball team goes deeper than the stitching on the uniform. When freshman Malcolm Hill pulls his jersey over his head before each game, he is fulfilling a lifelong dream to wear No. 21 for the Orange and Blue. But it’s not his dream he’s fulfilling; it’s Jeremiah Radfo...