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Men’s and women’s wheelchair basketball teams open with preseason tourney

Illinois’ Nik Goncin shoots the ball during the game against Milwaukee at the Activities and Recreation Center on Saturday.

By Eli Schwadron and Drake Pena

November 10, 2014

Hard hitting, intense, violent. These might be words you use to describe a sport like football or rugby, but there is another sport being played in Champaign-Urbana that is the epitome of these descriptions: wheelchair basketball.  Everything you expect to see when watching basketball can be found in wheelchair play. ...