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    2012 College Football Coaching Carousel

    Not really. The money does cut into U operating funds. But it comes out of a pile the athletic dept would otherwise have given to the U.
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    Baltimore politician demands Ravens silence linebacker for supporting gay marriage

    Speaking of deplorable acts. If allowed a free hand, today's youth will even assault senior citizens and infringe on their rights to free speech and religion.
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    Some Indianapolis info needed

    For authentic food and a quirky New Orleans atmosphere, Zydeco's Cajun Restaurant is worth the drive to Mooresville, about 5 miles south of airport. Reservations would be a good idea on weekends.
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    Illinois Music Collection

    Listen with caution, wistful expats. It's sweet enough to put you out of your misery. Dan the Man
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    Physics breakthru? Cern measures neutrino faster than light.

    BBC: Neutrinos clocked at light-speed in new Icarus test The 2nd CERN group in Nov said their results suggested that neutrinos would not exhibit the odd behavior. They've now completed measurements clocking them at the expected light speed.
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    2012 Illinois Marathon - Champaign-Urbana, IL - April 26-28

    Facebook page: The Illinois Marathon ‎Helen Ting: The poster is available now at Body n Sole in Savoy and will soon be available on our website. You'll also find it for sale at the Health Expo, where you pick up your run packet.
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    Rumor: Jimmy John Liautaud could be looking at funding Illinois' jump from club to DI hockey

    Div 1 hockey would require 18 mens scholarships, or their equivalence in partial rides. A women's rowing team (20) would offset that, or some combination of other sports. It has become popular, mostly as a way to quickly add (w) numbers.
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    Physics breakthru? Cern measures neutrino faster than light.

    Doubts cast on faster-than-light neutrinos experiment Measurements by Gran Sasso physicists suggest neutrinos cannot have travelled faster than the speed of light.
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    Physics breakthru? Cern measures neutrino faster than light.

    The Japanese and Fermi Lab say they will test the idea, with Argonne Nat. Labs out of the running- BBC: Argonne atom smasher shuts down today, after more than 25 years I like snipe hunting in a welding helmet. And just for asking you get a short bonus essay- Particles are super light...
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    2011 Illini Volleyball Thread

    Coach Herbert was in his 2nd/?/3rd year, building the program around soph setter Disa Johnson and frosh superwoman Mary Eggers. He scheduled the preseason very light to boost confidence, it worked well. Purdue had won the B10 for years and although UI probably beat them that year at Kenney...
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    Monumental Posts

    America's first. 9.24.1906 Thanks Teddy!
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    Rare corpse flower about to bloom at U of I greenhouse

    I think it probably fooled the staff. It bloomed ~11 PM Saturday night when no visitors were there to see. It didn't open up fully and was nearly completely closed again by Sunday afternoon. By then the stalk had begun to shrivel, which considering the shape and size seemed inevitable. It...
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    Rare corpse flower about to bloom at U of I greenhouse

    Uh oh! WIU's is bigger and faster . . .
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    University of Illinois Campustown Fire at 625-627-629 E. Green St. (Zorbas, Mia Za's, Pitaya), Wednesday, March 23, 2011, Champaign, IL

    I am enjoying a Zorb's gyro as takeout from their Taste of Champaign tent. The Eatfest continues until 10 PM Sat & from 11 - 6 PM Sunday. Owner Matt Mortenson was quoted on TV saying Zorba's would reopen; the timeline looks like late Fall. They will have an updated theme, obviously, as...
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    Guenther to leave in July

    at the end of his contract. He's Probably making nametags to remind his wife and all their neighbors to address him only as 'coach.' edit: hmm, i guess this isn't a football topic.