Illini Women Earn First Big Ten Victory Of Season, 54-49 Over Purdue

CHAMPAIGN – The long, dark winter got a little brighter for the Illini women’s basketball team, when they earned their first Big Ten win of the season, 54-49 over Purdue Sunday at the State Farm Center. Aaliyah Nye drained a three-pointer with 41 seconds left to put Illinois ahead by a point. Then Eva Rubin […]

U of I Dance Professor Honored With Fellowship

CHAMPAIGN — University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign dance professor Cynthia Oliver is being honored with a 2021 United States Artists Fellowship. Oliver is one of 60 USA Fellows for the year and one of just five fellows in the field of dance. Oliver has been at the U of I since 2000 after spending years as […]

Jesse Jackson Released For Therapy Post Gallbladder Surgery

CHICAGO  — The Rev. Jesse Jackson has been released to a physical therapy center following gallbladder surgery. That’s according to a spokesman on Sunday. An earlier statement from Jackson’s Rainbow PUSH Coalition says the 79-year-old civil rights leader experienced “abdominal discomfort” last month and was admitted to a Chicago hospital for an undisclosed surgery. The […]

Illini Beat Badgers In Champaign For First Time In Ten Years

CHAMPAIGN – Another ten-year losing streak fell by the wayside Saturday when the Illini men’s basketball team beat #19 Wisconsin 75-60 at the State Farm Center for the first time since 2011. It’s been so long that the building was then still known as the Assembly Hall. Kofi Cockburn tallied his thirteenth double-double of the […]