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(Gibson City-cf)-- The Fighting Illini picked up another running back, and local commitment Wednesday Night. Gibson City Melvin Sibley RB Aiden Laughrey committed to Brett Bielema and the Illini to continue his football career. The class of 2022 commit chose Illinois over Iowa.  Congratulations to Aiden on his choice for college. You can hear all the Illini football games here on WPXN.  

 

 

(Urbana-cf)-- Fighting Illini Center Kofi Cockburn will be choosing his next destination Friday. Cockburn withdrew from the NBA Draft and placed his name in the NCAA Transfer Portal. Cockburn has narrowed his decision down to two schools, Florida State, or a return to Illinois. 

 

 

(Urbana-cf)-- The Fighting Illini Football program will open this season against Nebraska at Memorial Stadium in Champaign at noon. It will still be warm, but that doesn’t concern head coach Brett Bielema saying that both teams have to play in the heat… 

 

 

Fighting Illini Head Football Coach Brett Bielema 

 

Tomorrow at the Farmer City Raceway it's the Full Show plus pro-mods. Gates open at 4 with hot laps getting underway at 6:30. 

 

EI Baseball Sunday: 

Royal Giants @ Paxton Swedes-DH 

Gifford-Flatville @ Buckley Dutchmasters-DH

 

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