Sign outside the Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame & Museum
September 22, 2015

Pontiac Chosen For Minor League Basketball Team

The Livingston County city of about 12,000 people was chosen for its location along Historic Route 66.  Pontiac is also home to the country's longest-running high school basketball tournament.

Illinois running back Henry Enyenihi (23) runs the ball during the fourth quarter against Western Illinois Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015, at Memorial Stadium in Champaign. Illinois won 44-0.
(AP Photo/Bradley Leeb)
September 12, 2015

Illini Shuts Out WIU Leathernecks, 44-0

Wes Lunt threw for 316 yards in interim coach Bill Cubit's second straight win to open the season. It was the Illini's first shutout since a 44-0 win over Charleston Southern three years ago.

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jake Arrieta reacts after throwing his first career no-hitter during the ninth inning of against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Los Angeles. The Cubs won 2-0.
(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
August 30, 2015

Cubs’ Arrieta No-Hits LA Dodgers

Arrieta shut out the Dodgers 2-0 Sunday, his first career no-hitter and the Cubs first no-hitter since 2008, when Carlos Zambrano shut out Houston.  It was the 14th no-hitter in Cubs history. 

An illustration of the new basketball court featuring images of Henson's traditional orange blazer and a pair of wings that will represent the 1989 Flyin' Illini team on both ends of the court
August 24, 2015

U Of I Announces Lou Henson Court At State Farm Center

The University of Illinois will name the new court at the State Farm Center after longtime Illini coach Lou Henson. The university announced the move Monday, saying the Lou Henson Court will bear the 83-year-old former coach's signature.

John Groce
(Bradley Leeb/AP)
August 22, 2015

Darius Paul Kicked Off Illini Basketball Team

Illinois forward Darius Paul has been kicked off the team following his arrest last week during a team trip to France. Coach John Groce announced the move in a written statement Friday.

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