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Tailgating More Than Just a Party (but we already knew that)

Tailgating More Than Just a Party (but w…

According to Notre Dame cultural anthropologist John Sherry, tailgating has ancient, primitive ties. Through his two year study, Sherry has determined that the ritual of tailgating encourages bonds and builds…

Tailgating More Than Just a Party (but w…
SomaUltralounge

A Nightcap in Champaign-Urbana: SomaUltr…

If Murphy’s Pub wins the award for the quaintest bar in Urbana-Champaign, and Station 211 wins the award for the most energetic venue in Urbana-Champaign, SomaUltralounge is going to be…

A Nightcap in Champaign-Urbana: SomaUltr…
Top 12 Marching Band Traditions in the Big Ten

Top Marching Band Traditions in the Big …

Contributor Grant Gannon ranks his favorite Big Ten Marching Band Traditions:

1. Script Ohio- Ohio State
Ranked No. 1 on my list, and Sports Illustrated’s top college football tradition from the August 22,…

Top Marching Band Traditions in the Big …
Illini Street Fest is Back!

Illini Street Fest is Back!

The Illini Street Fest, a former pre-game tradition at the University of Illinois, will return on September 1 prior to the Western Michigan game. The Illini Walk kicks-off the Illini…

Illini Street Fest is Back!
Game Day with the Marching Illini

Game Day with the Marching Illini

Music is something everyone encounters every day. Hop in the car, there’s the radio. Walk down a city street, there are street musicians. Crawl to the bars, you’ll have to…

Game Day with the Marching Illini
Top 12 Game Day Bars in the Big Ten

Top 12 Game Day Bars in the Big Ten

When choosing the top 12 game-day bars in the Big Ten, I didn’t look for bars with the most big screens (though many on the list have a lot), or…

Top 12 Game Day Bars in the Big Ten
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Features

Illini Welcome the 'Big Three' New Coaches

After three big decisions from the University of Illinois’ Athletic Director, Mike Thomas, resulted in making coaching changes last year to three major teams at the University, these new additions are ready for their big shot. The three new head coaches are looking to make a statement their opening seasons! ... (more)

Marching Bands in the Big Ten

As you walk past the concession stand, you smell grease from the burgers, you hear the shouts of thousands walking past you, but what stands out most is in the sound off into the distance. It’s so faint, but it draws your attention. It makes every step towards your seat more and more exciting. As you get closer, the sound starts to get louder, the rhythms and melodies become clear and you finall... (more)

Tailgating with Wine

Wine is always a good beverage choice for t... (more)

Tailgater Monthly Tips

Tailgater Monthly magazine gives a few of their suggested tips for setting up the best tailgate with these videos: ... (more)

MARCHING ILLINI PUBLIC WARM-UPS

Approximately two hours before kick-off, the Marching Illini gather outside of the south end of Memorial Stadium to warm-up their chops and get themselves in the mindset for their pre-game performance. Each section warms-up individually. The Marching Illini Drumline makes a particularly impressive show of their skills during this time as they perform their whole cadence series for the fans. htt... (more)