LB Jake Hansen’s career at Illinois ends after knee surgery

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois linebacker Jake Hansen will miss the rest of the season after having knee surgery. Hansen was injured in the second quarter against Wisconsin on Oct. 9 and made his announcement on Twitter. He says it pains him to say he won’t play another game for the Illini. He thanked coaches, teammates, staff […]

College Athletes Can Be Paid For Name And Likeness In Illinois Starting Thursday

SPRINGFIELD – Lawmakers, collegiate athletes and athletic directors from some of the state’s most prominent universities on Tuesday hailed the governor’s signing of a bill allowing college athletes to be paid for the use of their name and likeness as innovative and equity-centric. University of Illinois Athletic Director Josh Whitman called Gov. JB Pritzker’s signing […]

The Supreme Court Sides With NCAA Athletes In A Narrow Ruling

Faced with the prospect of reshaping college athletics, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a narrow but potentially transformative ruling Monday in a case that pitted college athletes against the NCAA. At issue in the case were NCAA rules that limit educational benefits for college players as part of their scholarships. The athletes maintained that the […]

College Athletes Could Profit From Likeness Under Bill Passed By Illinois House

SPRINGFIELD – College athletes in Illinois would be able to independently profit from their image or likeness under a bill passed by the Illinois House Saturday. It’s the latest development in a decades-old debate regarding policies overseen by the NCAA, which is the governing body of most intercollegiate athletics. It still needs approval from the […]

Dosunmu Leaving Illinois; Entering NBA Draft

URBANA – University of Illinois standout basketball player Ayo Dosunmu is headed for the NBA Draft. The junior made the announcement on ESPN today. This spring, Dosunmu lead the Illini to the Big Ten Conference tournament title and number one seed in the NCAA Tournament. The NBA draft will take place July 29.

News Around Illinois – April 17, 2020

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Tests Prioritized As Virus Deaths In Illinois Pass 1,000 CHICAGO — Illinois has reported the deadliest 24 hours so far in the state and officials say new supplies would allow for more testing, which is essential for stopping the spread of the virus. Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Thursday said 125 people had died in the […]