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Lovie Smith

The 21st—Wednesday, June 17, 2020

On today's 21st, we talk with Illinois Lieutenant Governor Juliana Stratton, talk to a constitutional lawyer about the recent US Supreme Court rulings and talk about the diverse football staff of Lovie Smith.

Illinois head coach Lovie Smith walks off the field after being defeated by Iowa 28-0 in an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016 at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill.
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Illini Fall To Iowa, 28-0

On a 37-degree day when a stiff wind made it feel much colder, Iowa used LeShun Daniels Jr.'s 159 yards and two touchdowns and a punt-return score by Riley McCarron to shut down Illinois, 28-0, closing out the home portion of the season for the Illini, who fell to 3-8 overall, and 2-6 in the Big Ten.

Illinois head coach Lovie Smith looks at the scoreboard during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game against Minnesota, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016, at Memorial Stadium in Champaign
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Illini Drop Homecoming Game To Minnesota, 40-17

A pair of early Illinois turnovers and a short punt gave Minnesota the ball at the Illinois 49-, 20- and 9-yard lines, and the Gophers turned each into a touchdown on the way to a 40-17 win. The turnovers, Illinois coach Lovie Smith said, swung the game hard and early for Minnesota. "It's hard to win the football game when you start like that," Smith said. "Those turnovers put us in a hole."

Illini Hall of Fame inductee Dick Butkus and U of I Athletic Director Josh Whitman at Thursday's announcement at Memorial Stadium.
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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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