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Illinois wheelchair basketball teams succeed in final home tournament of season

Illinois' Megan Blunk puts up a layup during one of the Illini's weekend games against Alabama at the ARC 

By Thomas Polcyn

February 15, 2016

Tweet-#Illini wheelchair basketball teams succeed in final home tournament of the season.Over the weekend, the Illinois wheelchair basketball teams played in their second and final home tournaments of the season.The tournaments were held at the ARC, and Illinois hosted Missouri, Alabama, UW-Whitewat...

Illinois women’s wheelchair basketball players trying out for 2016 Rio Paralympic Games

Illinois' Gail Gaeng (3) readies up for a shot during the wheelchair basketball game v. UWW at the ARC on Friday, Feb. 13, 2015. Illinois won 50-42.

By Ryan Wilson

January 4, 2016

The U.S. National women's wheelchair basketball team is holding its tryouts for the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games and Illinois is well-represented.Nearly a third of all the players are on the Illinois women’s wheelchair basketball team. Representing the Illini in Birmingham, Alabama, this weekend are&...

Wheelchair basketball finding its rhythm heading into winter break

By Thomas Polcyn

December 9, 2015

Tweet- #Illini wheelchair basketball looks to build on successful pastBy Thomas PolcynStaff writerIt was not all that long ago the women’s wheelchair basketball team fell just short of a national title, finishing second to Alabama in the 2015 national championship game. Relying on experience and stro...

Senior wheelchair basketball Player aims to make impact on and off the court

By Thomas Polcyn

October 14, 2015

Senior wheelchair basketball player Christina Young came to the University of Illinois for work and or play.Young majors in kinesiology and pre-occupational therapy, and minors in Speech and Hearing Science. She hopes those degrees will propel her into a career as a occupational therapist.A...

Mak Nong's long wheelchair basketball career serving him well as Illini captain

By Thomas Polcyn

October 8, 2015

Mak Nong is an essential piece of the Illinois men’s wheelchair basketball team. He is a junior from Long Beach, California, who studies Recreation, Sport and Tourism with a concentration in Recreation. Nong's major is a reflection of his past — an influential youth c...

Illinois wheelchair basketball in midst of offseason grind

By Thomas Polcyn

September 16, 2015

Illinois’ men’s and women’s wheelchair basketball teams are putting in preseason work to prime themselves for another successful campaign. Monday through Wednesday they’re in the ARC practicing during the early morning hours. After those practice sessions, many of the players stick around to get so...

Unofficial bar checks result in 62 citations

By Daily Illini Staff Report

March 25, 2014

Illinois State Police, assisted by the Champaign Police Department, conducted an Alcohol Countermeasure Enforcement detail during the daytime and evening hours of March 7 during Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. This detail encompassed sweeps of various bar locations, private parties and street...