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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - December 08, 2014

Urbana Council OKs Contribution To Tournament Bid Package

By Jim Meadows

The City of Urbana will contribute $5,000 a year for five years, if Champaign-Urbana succeeds in winning a contract with the Illinois High School Association to bring back the Illinois Boys’ High School Basketball Tournament.

Categories: Government, Politics, Sports

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - December 07, 2014

Illini To Play La. Tech In Heart Of Dallas Bowl

By Jim Meadows

Logo for the 2014 Heart of Dallas Bowl, featuring the Fighting Illini and Louisiana Tech Bulldog helmets.

The Fighting Illini will play the Bulldogs of Louisiana Tech in the Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl, December 26th at Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas.

Categories: Sports


AP - Illinois Public Media News - December 03, 2014

Miami Gives Illinois Men’s Basketball Its First Loss, 70-61

By Rob McColley, with Additional Reporting from The Associated Press

Illini Rayvonte Rice looks for an open teammate past Miami guard Sheldon McClellan.

Freshman Deandre Burnett scored a season-high 19 points and No. 15 Miami won a matchup of unbeaten teams Tuesday night, beating No. 24 Illinois 70-61 in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge.

Categories: Sports



Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - November 29, 2014

Rice, Hill Lead Illinois Past Baylor 62-54

By Rob McColley, with Additional Reporting from The Associated Press

Nnanna Egwu and Rayvonte Rice guard Rico Gathers in Friday's win.

Rayvonte Rice and Malcolm Hill each scored 17 points to lead Illinois to a 62-54 win over Baylor in the championship game of the Las Vegas Invitational on Friday night.

Categories: Sports

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - November 26, 2014

Champaign Council Approves Tournament Bid

By Jim Meadows

Champaign City Council members voted unanimously Tuesday night to pledge $50,000 a year for five years, if the IHSA moves the state boys' high school basketball tournament back to the State Farm Center.

Categories: Government, Sports

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