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Roger Powell Jr. capped off his collegiate career in style at the Final Four. In the early minutes of the second half in the national semifinal against Louisville, Illinois guard Powell hit a step-back three-pointer at the top of the key to beat the shot clock. Then, on the Illini’s next possession after grabbing a defensive rebound, he followed his own three-point miss with a tip-dunk that sent the Edward Jones Dome into a frenzy. Powell scored the Illini’s first nine points of the second half en route to the Illini’s 72-57 win. This series of plays is why many Illini
In the coming weeks, students on every campus in the Big Ten Conference will return home for the holidays. The idea of returning home, whether it’s at the end of the calendar year or the conclusion of a student’s collegiate career, is one that often brings mixed emotions. For former Illinois quarterback Tim Brasic, returning home meant finding his old stomping grounds, this time in a much different role. “After graduating, I returned to my alma mater, Riverside-Brookfield High School, where I coached, taught, and got involved with Young Life Ministries,” Brasic said. “It was there I learned how to
In John Groce’s first year at the helm of the Illini men’s basketball program, his team relied on the deep threat. And that mindset — 280 made three-point field goals — helped the Illini reach the second round of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament for the first time since 2011. But for two Champaign organizations, the Cunningham Children’s Home and the Eastern Illinois Foodbank, those three-point shots meant more than wins and losses. Each season, members the Orange Krush Foundation – the basketball student cheering section – pledge money for each three-point basket. The made three pointers last season amounted
Nancy Brinker, a member of the University of Illinois’ Class of 1968, has defined LiveB1G for more than 30 years. In 1980, Brinker lost her sister, Susan Komen, to breast cancer. Brinker promised her sister that she would work to rid the world of the terrible disease. That promise became action, and the Susan G Komen for the Cure Organization was born in 1982. In more than 30 years of fundraising, raising awareness and funding of research, the organization has made an enormous impact. Komen for the Cure has raised more than $2 billion, investing more than $790 million dollars