This Friday’s Illini game will matter. A lot.
It’s sold out. We’re good now.
Get ready with this week’s 200 Level.
Things might get a lil snowy
Is nothing sacred?
“While a mechanical machine called Chunk Norris set a new world record in November for its class, crowds were down, as well as the number of pumpkin-launching machines — 23 compared to more than 100 at Punkin Chunkin’s last championship in 2016 in Delaware.”
The Smithsonian made a video about Punkin Chunkin, because of course they did:
(Ben Zigterman / News-Gazette)
This spring is going to be fun!
(Scott Richey / News-Gazette)
Scott Van Pelt will be in Champaign-Urbana on Friday for Illinois vs. Maryland
For those who don’t know, SVP hosts Sportscenter every night, and is by and large one of the least-insufferable sports personalities in popular culture.
Here’s a piece he did on Illini receiver Mike Dudek:
(Jim Dey / News-Gazette)
This article features a picture of Champaign Deputy Mayor Tom Bruno buying weed, lol.
Speaking of recreational drugs, here’s a good listen from yesterday’s 21st, as well.
(The Associated Press via Illinois Newsroom)
Hear those sirens yesterday?