The team has no grandmaster, no local coach, little funding to speak of and no formal recruitment. Yet the U of I team has made it to the Final Four of competitive chess in the U.S. for the second consecutive year.
There’s no question the game of baseball has changed substantially over the course of the 20th century. This hour on Focus, Jeff Bossert talks with Daniel Gilbert about his new book that explores the way the labor history of the MLB has shaped the game.
This hour on Focus, host Jim Meadows talks with Eastern Illinois Head Football Coach Dino Babers about in-state football rivalries and EIU’s success so far this season. Then, we’ll hear from Sheldon Turner who works with youth in Champaign.
This hour, we hear from University of Illinois wheelchair athlete Tatyana McFadden about her Chicago Marathon win this past weekend. Jim Meadows also talks with IntelliWheels’ Marissa Siebel and Josh George, who took third place in the men’s wheelchair division of the Chicago Marathon, about their Champaign based company that makes geared wheelchair wheels.
What comes to mind when you hear the word “circus?” Probably not a college campus… During this hour on Focus, Lindsey Moon talks with Marcus Alouan of Gamma Phi Circus at Illinois State University about collegiate circus and circus summer camps.