Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 4:30pmThe Illinois volleyball team swept its way to another Illini Classic title over the weekend, and after a somewhat rocky start against Louisville — but still a sweep — the Illini put together two solid matches to take care of Miami (Ohio) and Creighton. Beat wri
The first orange blazer Lou Henson ordered was a 40 long, 100 percent polyester, cost $175 and led to a bunch of crazy looks.That was a long time ago."Lou never hesitated from the get-go," said Terry Clark, who was there in the late '70s when Henson first did business with Delbert's in Arthur. "He embraced the notion of orange.
Even as the UI athletic department received a black eye Friday to match the one planted on the administration last week, the nameless and faceless believe the Illini can be just as effective on the football field as before head coach Tim Beckman was fired.
One week before the season opener, Illinois athletic director Mike Thomas terminated football coach Tim Beckman with two years left on his contract for behavior apparently nobody noticed until last spring when a disgruntled former player went on a Twitter rant.
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