Friday, May 05, 2006

Awards and an update on the Chief

Congratulations to Deron Williams on being selected to the NBA All-Rookie First Team and to Luther Head on being selected to the Second Team. Check out the vote totals for all of the players. Seeing former Illini basketball players have success in the NBA can only be a positive for the team and Coach Weber as they recruit future Illini players.

Other former Illini players are also seeing some success. Roger Powell was the Rookie of the Year in the Continental Basketball Association while Jack Ingram is having success in Europe (scroll down to fine the selections), having been selected to the All-Cyprus League's Second Team, All-Defensive Team, and All-Newcomers Team. Jack is currently playing for the Rome Gladiators in Georgia (USA).

Finally, the latest on the Chief. Unfortunately, the Illini tennis team has already been impacted by the NCAA's recent ruling as they go into post-season play. However, two U.S. Representatives are working to make a difference on this issue. Congressman Tim Johnson from Urbana, IL, and House Speaker Dennis Hastert from Plano, IL, have introduced legislation that would prevent the NCAA from infringing on the institutional autonomy of its members. It is hard to predict what the fate of this proposed bill will be but this is the first step in the process. We will do our best to keep you posted as things develop.

Until later, have a good weekend and GO ILLINI!

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