Illini Hall of Fame inductee Dick Butkus and U of I Athletic Director Josh Whitman at Thursday's announcement at Memorial Stadium.
Rob McColley
October 27, 2016

Illini Start Sports Hall Of Fame, Dick Butkus In 1st Class

The University of Illinois is forming the school's first Illinois Athletics Hall of Fame and a member of its first class will be former Chicago Bears great Dick Butkus. He was named as the Hall's first inaugural member Thursday. An induction ceremony planned in Champaign-Urbana for next September. 

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Illini basketball player Maverick Morgan making a layup.
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March 04, 2016

Illini Lose On The Road To Maryland 81-55

Maverick Morgan tallied the first double-double of his Illini career, but it wasn't nearly enough to overcome a three-point barrage and Illinois’ 81-55 loss to Maryland Thursday night suburban Washington DC.

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Illini guard Kendrick Nunn dunks overe Purdue's Caleb Swanigan.
Rob McColley/Illinois Public Media
January 11, 2016

Illini Beat Purdue 84-70 In 1st Big Ten Win Of Season

Malcolm Hill scored 30 points and Kendrick Nunn added 22 as Illinois defeated No. 20 Purdue 84-70 on Sunday. Hill and Nunn combined to shoot 17-for-27 from the field. The Illini also held Purdue's two 7-footers, A.J. Hammons and Isaac Haas, to a combined 16 points.

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Interim Urbana Chancellor Barbara Wilson announces that Athletic Director Mike Thomas has been fired.
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November 09, 2015

U of I Athletic Director Mike Thomas Fired

The University of Illinois has fired Athletic Director Mike Thomas. Barbara Wilson, the Interim Chancellor on the Urbana campus, said in a Monday morning news conference that a change in leadership was necessary. She said that "distractions" led to the decision after a law firm's findings brought on the firing of former football coach Tim Beckman at the start of the season. 

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