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It was a year of transition for Illinois athletics

Jordan Valdez performs the parallel bars routine against Ohio State at Huff Hall on Sunday, Jan. 26. In a year filled with many Illini athletic disappointments, Valdez's NCAA title contributes to some of the success the Illini did experience in the spring.

By Alex Roux

May 8, 2014

Another year of Illini sports is drawing to a close. The past calendar year has been an eventful one for Illinois athletics. Campus has seen renovations begin at multiple iconic venues. The “Illinois brand” received a new identity, courtesy of Nike. Star athletes in several sports emerged on the...