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Eastern Illinois Athletics: Week in Review 7/21-7/27

EIU Introduces Tom Michael As New Director of Intercollegiate Athletics

Eastern Illinois introduced Michael in a press conference Tuesday, making the former University of Illinois Athletic Director the 10th full-time AD in EIU history.

Eastern Vice President of Student Affairs, Dan Nadler, spoke highly of Michael during the press conference.

"He is ...

Former Illinois Player Dies During Workout

Campus officials say a football player at Winona State University, who recently transferred from Illinois, has died while working out with teammates.

Winona State said in a news release that 22-year-old Shawn Afryl died Monday during a workout at Maxwell Field on campus.

School officials say the 6-foot-3, 310-pound offensive lineman had recently enrolled after his transfe ... READ MORE >>

U of I Football to Play a Couple Morning Games

Illinois will open the football season with a pair of morning games.

The Big Ten set 11 a.m. kickoff times for the Illini's August 30th opener at home against Youngstown State and the September 6th game against Western Kentucky.

Both of those games will be televised by the Big Ten Network.

So far, times have been set for six of Illinois' 12 games.

T ...

Bulls Make Trades to Clear Salary Cap

The Chicago Bulls have made two trades to clear salary-cap space, setting the stage for the addition of free-agent center Pau Gasol.

The Bulls sent forward Anthony Randolph, two second-round draft picks and cash considerations to Orlando for the rights to Milovan Rakovic.

Randolph was acquired in a draft-night trade with Denver that gave the Bulls the rights to high-scori ... READ MORE >>