Dad’s Day with the Marching Illini

The Marching Illini perform the “Three-In-One”. Photo courtesy of the Marching Illini.

Get ready for a weekend of dancing and patriotism as the Marching Illini performs a dual dad’s day show and an America show at the Illinois vs. Minnesota …

A Nightcap in Champaign-Urbana: SomaUltralounge

photo courtesy of ‘Student Life in Downtown Champaign’

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 added to …

Marching Illini Challenge Alumni at Halftime

Photo courtesy of Marching Illini

As Saturday is Illinois’s homecoming vs. Indiana University, the Marching Illini will be welcoming back former band director Gary Smith, who served as director of the Marching Illini from 1976 to 1999. Since he retired, …

A Nightcap in Champaign-Urbana: Murphy’s Pub

photo courtesy of dailyillini.com

Over thirteen percent of Illinois is of Irish decent, but if you’re not a member of that proud demographic that doesn’t mean you can’t make your way to Murphy’s Pub (ironically located on East Green Street). …

Top Marching Band Traditions in the Big Ten

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

Photo courtesy of osumarchingband.com

1. Script Ohio- Ohio State
Ranked No. 1 on my list, and Sports Illustrated’s top college football tradition from the August 22, 2011 issue, is …

Crave Truck Serves Hip Street Waffles

Crave Truck  serves hot Belgium waffles out of their bright red truck in the Champaign-Urbana area. Not only can you get a plain, Classic Belgian Waffle, but also a Whole Grain waffle, Gluten-Free Waffle, or a Waffle Parfait. Seasonal offerings …

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 …

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 …

Tailgating with Wine

Add some class to your Red Solo Cup…purchase these perfect Tailgate Wine Glasses on Etsy.com, or make your own.

Wine is always a good beverage choice for tailgating. From a crisp, cold Sauvignon Blanc for a warm day, to a …

The Ritual of College Football

The words of Woody Hayes illustrate best what we all feel as Big Ten fans, the passion for history and traditions that surround a Saturday football game day in this video from the OSU Alumni Association: