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Champaign Swarm Introduced

Professional basketball is headed to Champaign.

The Champaign Swarm will be one of the six charter members from a new league, the Midwest Professional Basketball Association, joining the Bloomington Flex and the Chicago Force.
    
The Swarm will play their home games at Parkland College in Champaign and former University of Illinois PA announcer, Jim Sheppar ... READ MORE >>


Wrigley Field Renavations

Construction equipment is starting to take big bites out of Wrigley Field's outfield walls.

The demolition of the historic ballpark's famous bleachers is part of a project to build a large electronic sign and six other outfield signs.

Cubs spokesman Julian Green says the field will be exposed for several weeks before the walls are rebuilt.

The work is part of ... READ MORE >>


Former Illinois Coach Dies

Wayne McCain, the former Illinois assistant men's basketball coach and standout prep basketball coach, died Wednesday at age 59.

Champaign Central High School Principal Joe Williams said McClain, who was the school's head coach, died at a local hospital after an unspecified illness.

McClain was an assistant coach at Illinois from 2002-2012, ending his tenure there as assoc ... READ MORE >>


#1 Illinois Wins Sagamore Fall Preview

The match was shortened to 36 holes due to rain, making Monday's score final.

The Illini finished at (-8), eight strokes ahead of second place Auburn.

Thomas Detry led the way for Illinois, carding a (-5) score of 139.

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