The Illini 4000 are 20 bicyclists who are spending the summer cycling from coast to coast, to raise money for cancer research and support groups. Some University of Illinois administrators joined the group of mostly U of I students Tuesday morning in Rockville in western Indiana, for their ride to Champaign-Urbana Illinois and the U of I’s flagship campus there.
More than 260 girls and young women came forward to tell their stories of sexual assault by former USA Olympic doctor Larry Nassar, who is currently serving multiple prison sentences for the abuse. The trial resulted in more than a prison sentence and settlement money for victims. It shined a light on the mishandling of sexual assault reports by young athletes. And last week, Illinois took center stage in this national issue.
University of Illinois business professor John Kindt said a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down a law banning sports gambling is a big win for gambling interest groups who want to push real-time gambling.
Chief Illiniwek was officially retired in 2007. But as Chris Quintana of The Chronicle of Higher Education discovered, he never really went away. Chief's ongoing presence is something that's been covered before - but it remains a point of contention on campus.
The co-winners, Tesfaalem Mehari of Colorado Springs and Wilson Chemweno of Kenya, both finished with a time of 2:21:03, just five seconds faster than third place finisher William Fladland of Anoka, Minnesota.