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    2000 Flying Illini Reunion Photo Gallery

    Together Again?Dr. P.J. Bowman '90 (far left) poses with Flyin' Illini Reunion organizers Ryan Baker, Basketball Manager '91(middle), and Steve Bardo '90 at a reception held Friday, June 23, 2000 at the Bielfeldt Athletic Administration Building. The reception was the kick-off for a great weekend that produced a lot of smiles and laughs.

    Just Like Old Times?Steve Bardo '90 (middle) and Kenny Battle '89 (far right) are up to their old tricks as they tease former Illini assistant coach Mark Coomes.

    Million Dollar Smile?Nick Anderson '90(far left), shows off his patented smile as he shares a laugh with John Allen, Basketball Manager '92 (second from right) and Ryan Baker, Basketball Manager '91(far right).

    Members of the Orange Squad from the '89 team pose together and reminisce about old times. Members of the Orange Squad were major contributors in 1989 as they helped the Illini practice and prepare all through out the year. From left: E. J. Manzke '89, Pat Kennedy '92, former Illini assistant coach Mark Coomes, Travis Smith '90, Mike MacDonald '89, Mark Shapland '89, Tyler Cottingham '91, and Brian O'Connell '91.

    Flyin' High Again?From left, P.J. Bowman '90, Kenny Battle '89, Steve Bardo '90, Nick Anderson '90, and Kendall Gill '90 get ready to take the floor in the Assembly Hall together for the first time in over ten years.

    Old Meets New?New Illini basketball coach Bill Self poses with Ryan Baker, Basketball Manager '91, and former Illini assistant coach Jimmy Collins.

    The Flyin' Illini?Front row: Gary Brunner, Basketball Manager '89; P.J. Bowman '90; Tyler Cottingham '91;Mark Shapland '89; Pat Kennedy '92; Travis Smith '90; and E.J. Manzke '89. Back row: Tom Sloan '92; Brian O'Connell '91; Kenny Battle '89; Nick Anderson '90; Mike MacDonald '89; Steve Bardo '90; Kendall Gill '90; honorary coach Dan Roan; Andrew Haring '92; Ryan Baker, Basketball Manager '91; and John Allen, Basketball Manager '92.

    The Illini Family?Both the Flyin' Illini and the Illinois All-Star teams pose together for a group shot. Lying down: Dana Howard, Football '95. Kneeling: Gary Brunner, Basketball Manager '89; P.J. Bowman '90; E.J. Manzke '89; Mike MacDonald '89; Travis Smith '90; Pat Kennedy '92; Mark Shapland '89; Tyler Cottingham '91; and Howard Griffith, Football '91. Standing: honorary Flyin' Illini coach Dan Roan; Andrew Haring '92; Shawn Wax, Football '91; Tom Sloan '92; Lynn Carroll, Basketball Manager '91; Brian O'Connell '91; Nick Anderson '90; Rob Judson, Basketball '81; Kenny Battle '89; former Illini assistant coach Mark Coomes; Steve Bardo '90; Kendall Gill '90; Chris Gandy, Basketball '97; former Illini assistant coach Jimmy Collins; Brian Johnson, Basketball '98; Kevin Hardy, Football '96; Jerry Hester, Basketball '98; Simeon Rice, Football '96; Brad Hopkins, Football '93; Kameno Bell, Football '92; Ryan Baker, Basketball Manager '91; John Allen, Basketball Manager '92; and honorary Illini All-Stars coach Chris Widlic.

    Slam-Jam-Bam?Kendall Gill '90 flies high for a flush as Steve Bardo '90, Rob Judson '81, and Howard Griffith '91 look on.

    All Fun and Games?Kenny Battle '89 (#33) and Shawn Wax '91 try to explain their side of the story to the official as the Flyin' Illini bench looks on in amusement.

    Where Are The Shoulder Pads??Kevin Hardy, Football '96, and Brad Hopkins, Football '93, get ready to show off their skills on the hard court for the Illini All-Stars.

    Do Dat Dance?Simeon Rice, Football '96, displays his exuberance on being back in Champaign by dancing his way onto the court.

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