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Crime: Arrests plagued three Illini athletics programs in 2015-16

Crime: Arrests plagued three Illini athletics programs in 2015-16
May 8, 2016

The majority of Illinois student-athletes made headlines for the right reasons in 2015-16, but six arrests stained several Illini athletic programs in the last year. Four members of the Illini men’s...

Student Senate committee surveying campus attitude toward new mascot

Illinois Student Senate holds elections for student president at the Psychology Building on Tuesday, Mar. 29, 2016
April 3, 2016

The University may begin to look for a new mascot, depending on the findings from an exploratory committee.ejThe committee, created by the Illinois Student Senate, is not officially launching a search...

Reactions from the Union crowd to Lovie Smith's hiring

Reactions from the Union crowd to Lovie Smith's hiring
March 8, 2016

Lovie Smith was greeted with a sea of Illinois fans at the Union on Monday and many were excited to see the former Bears' coach back in orange and blue. Here’s what five students and fans had to say...

Updates from Lovie Smith's introductory press conference

Updates from Lovie Smith's introductory press conference
March 7, 2016

Read our initial story on Lovie Smith's announcement here. (2:49 p.m.) Smith said he told players at the meeting this morning to trust his plan on how we will win football games. Smith said that most people...

Lovie Smith hired as Illinois football coach

Lovie Smith, then the Chicago Bears' head coach during a game in 2010 against the New England Patriots. Illinois athletic director Josh Whitman announced Monday via Twitter that Smith has been picked to be the Illini's next head coach. (Scott Strazzante/Chicago Tribune/MCT)
March 7, 2016

Illinois athletic director Josh Whitman ended speculation Monday when he announced via Twitter that Lovie Smith will be the new head coach of the Illinois football team. The news comes two days...

Illinois’ Josh Whitman sets foundation for football program

Illinois athletic director Josh Whitman speaks at the press conference regarding the dismissal of head football coach Bill Cubit.
March 5, 2016

Tweet: Josh Whitman wastes little time putting his plan for Illinois football into place with Cubit firing Illinois athletic director Josh Whitman has made his intentions for the University’s...

Patience a virtue for Illini fans with Whitman hiring

Prospective Athletic Director poses for photos after being introduced by Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson as the next Illinois athletic director. Whitman is set to take over March 21, pending on the Board of Trustees' approval. 
February 18, 2016

Check out Joey Gelman's radio story about new Athletic Director Josh Whitman here.Josh Whitman had his Illini anecdotes ready to go for his introductory press conference on Thursday in Champaign.Illinois'...

Illinois fans react to Illini hiring of Josh Whitman as athletic director

The dedication of Edwards-Fahey Court in honor of men's basketball coach Mark Edwards and women's basketball coach Nancy Fahey on February 16, 2016.

Included remarks from:
Athletic Director Josh Whitman, Former Athletic Director John Schael, Chancellor Mark Wrighton, Chancellor Emeritus William H. Danforth, Vice Chancellor for Students Lori White, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Students and Dean of Students Justin Carroll
James Byard/WUSTL Photos
February 18, 2016

Now that Josh Whitman has officially been named the next athletic director at Illinois, the new leader of Illini athletics will have plenty on his plate. Whitman will try to repair the department’s...

Meet Illinois’ new athletic director: Josh Whitman

Josh Whitman on August 18, 2014.
February 17, 2016

Now that the University of Illinois has announced that Josh Whitman will be the school’s next athletic director, it’s a good time to learn who the new leader of Illinois athletics is.Whitman’s ties...

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