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Lake Land Appoints New Head Men's Basketball Coach

Lake Land College in Mattoon names a new head men's basketball coach.

On Monday, the Lake Land board of trustees appointed Brandon Colvin to the position.

Colvin will also serve as the intervention and compliance coordinator for the college.

Colvin has served as the head basketball coach and athletic director at Dakota College of Bottineau, N.D., since 2014.

Times Set for U of I Football Games Against Murray, W. Michigan

The Big Ten has set game times for Illinois' early season contests against Murray State and Western Michigan.

The Illini will host Murray State in the teams' season opener at 2:30 p.m. on September 3rd.

And Illinois' home game against Western Michigan on September 17th will start at 3 p.m.

Both games will be broadcast on BTN.

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U of I Athlete Pleads Not Guilty to Battery

Authorities say Illinois football player Jarrod "Chunky" Clements has pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor battery stemming from a fight at a party in March and has entered a program that could see the charge reduced or dropped.

Clements' attorney, Evan Bruno, said Monday the 6-3, 290-pound Clements was accused of punching another man on March 4th.

Clements was charged April ...

Cardinals Demote Wong

The St. Louis Cardinals optioned second baseman Kolten Wong to Triple-A Memphis to open a spot for infielder Jhonny Peralta, set to come off the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday.

The 25-year-old Wong is batting .222 in 49 games with 35 starts.

He signed a five year, $25 million contract extension this spring but has been the odd man out much of this season.

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