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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - August 28, 2014

Former U Of I Football Player Indicted On Murder Charges

By Tiffany Jolley, with Additional Reporting by The Associated Press

Former Illinois Football player Curtis Lovelace

Former University of Illinois Football Captain Curtis T. Lovelace has been indicted by a grand jury on one charge of first degree murder in the death of his wife, Cory Lovelace, in 2006.

Categories: Criminal Justice, Sports




AP - Illinois Public Media News - August 19, 2014

New Law Aims To Prevent Student Athlete Concussions

By The Associated Press, with Additional Reporting from Illinois Public Media

Football practice at Sacred-Heart Griffin High School in Springfield, IL

High school coaches and athletic directors now must take a concussion training course under a law signed by Gov. Pat Quinn.  A new law requires the IHSA to develop an online certification program.

Categories: Education, Health, Sports


WILL - Illinois Public Media News - August 13, 2014

Premier League Basketball Starts Up In Danville

By Jeff Bossert

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(Duration: 4:01)

Professional basketball is coming to Danville.  The Danville Riverhawks announced their plans in June.  And the franchise recently said former Continental Basketball League player and Danville native Kristopher Bell will be this team’s first coach.

Categories: Sports

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - August 11, 2014

U Of I Labor Prof Looks At Court Ruling Over NCAA Images

By Jeff Bossert

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(Duration: 3:49)

Last week, a federal judge ruled that college athletes can make money off commercial use of names and images, one of three recent rulings that could influence the future of NCAA football and basketball.

Categories: Education, Law, Sports


AP - Illinois Public Media News - August 07, 2014

NCAA Board Hands Big Ten, Other Power Conferences, More Autonomy

By The Associated Press, with Additional Reporting from Illinois Public Media

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(Duration: 6:03)

Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany

The NCAA board of directors has overwhelmingly approved a sweeping package plan that will give the five biggest conferences the ability to create their some of their own rules. 

Categories: Economics, Education, Sports

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