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Illini Visit Stratton Elementary

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Members of the Fighting Illini women's basketball team visited Stratton elementary school in Champaign on Thursday morning. After a great welcome from the students as the Illini players were introduced, each player chose a student to shoot a few hoops with, then the kids showed off their vocal cords with a great back-and-forth I-L-L I-N-I chant. 

Divilbiss speaks to Monticello Rotary

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Associate head coach Mike Divilbiss was the keynote speaker at the Monticello Rotary on Wednesday, Oct. 17. Divilbiss spoke about loyalty and elevating standards. He is encouraged with how the players have "bought in" and reported  that the team will be aggressive on both ends of the floor. He is pictured with Monticello Rotary president Sue Lochbaum

Coach Malone speaks at Red Ribbon Assembly

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Red Ribbon Coaches.JPGIllini women's basketball assistant coach LaKale Malone along with men's basketball coach John Groce and volleyball coach Kevin Hambly were guest speakers at the annual Red Ribbon campaign on Tuesday, Oct. 16. The assembly encourages elementary and middle aged students to 'Say No to Drugs.' The coaches received special recognition from chairperson Lisa Snider.

Coach Bollant on WBGL

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Illini women's basketball coach Matt Bollant was a guest on the WBGL morning show with Tim Sinclair and Pam Peoples. Bollant shared his faith and how encouraged he is about the upcoming season. Sinclair will serve as the Illini's new public address announcer.