The United States Senate ratcheted up the pressure on owner Daniel Snyder on Thursday after a letter — signed by half the Senate — was sent to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, asking him to use his authority to get the Washington Redskins to change a team name that many consider racist.
Athletic families are nothing new – and one has been in the works in Vermilion County since the late 1930’s.
Suspended University of Illinois basketball player Darius Paul has pleaded guilty to underage drinking but had another charge dropped.
In the seventh round of the NFL draft the St. Louis Rams have picked Michael Sam, making him the first openly gay player to be drafted by a pro football team.
The University of Illinois' Marching Illini will be one of just a handful of marching bands to perform in next year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
The NBA is banning Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, league Commissioner Adam Silver announced Tuesday, saying that its investigation has verified Sterling made racist comments in an audio recording that was made public Friday.
After a weekend in which the Los Angeles Clippers' playoff games were played in the shadow of racially inflammatory remarks attributed to team owner Donald Sterling, the NBA is trying to determine whether Sterling did in fact make the comments — and if he did, what to do about it.
State Farm Insurance Co. is pulling its sponsorship of the Los Angeles Clippers following racist comments that have been attributed to the team's owner.
A vote by Northwestern football players on whether to form the nation's first union for college athletes has concluded.
This weekend marks the sixth year that thousands of runners will race along the streets of Champaign-Urbana in the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon, which kicks off at 7 AM on Saturday near the State Farm Center.