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U of I Football Center to Cost Nearly $80 Million

A proposed football performance center at the University of Illinois is expected to cost about $79.2 million dollars to build.

Senior Associate Vice President Mike Bass met with the UI Board of Trustees' Audit, Budget, Finance and Facility Committee on Monday to discuss funding for the project.

Action will be taken at a future meeting.

Athletic director Josh Whi ...

Renovation to Memorial Stadium on Hold

Plans for a $132 million renovation at Memorial Stadium are on hold and instead the school will break ground next year on a stand-alone football performance center.

Illinois athletic director Josh Whitman says the new project will cost between $60 million and $80 million. It will include some things planned in the stadium renovation, like locker rooms, training facilities and coach o ... READ MORE >>

Cleve Wright Joins EIU Women's Basketball Program

Eastern Illinois University completes the coaching staff for the women's basketball program.

The university announced head coach Matt Bollant hired veteran coach Cleve Wright from Miami University.

Wright joins coaches Kyley Simmons and Alex Guton as assistant coaches on the Panther's squad.

Wright spent four years as the head coach at Miami of Ohio and 11 years ... READ MORE >>

U of I Settles Claim with Former Player

The University of Illinois has agreed to pay a former football player $250,000 to settle injury claims that helped prompt wider scrutiny of athletics at the school.

Simon Cvijanovic announced the settlement Monday on Twitter.

A news release later from his lawyer, Bob Geimer, says the payment compensates for injuries and for medical costs Cvijanovic incurred as an Illini o ... READ MORE >>