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Homecoming Eve—Get Ready!

Tomorrow is Game Day! Today’s the day to finalize your watch-party menus, pick the perfect soundtrack and get your gear ready for the big day. And while you do that, celebrate U of I’s rich history with two special events—a concert from the Marching Illini in honor of one of campus’ most iconic landmarks and a LIVE presentation with our Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2020.

The Pride of the Illini: U of I Band Performs at Altgeld Hall

For any alumni, the Altgeld Chimes are a familiar sound—the soundtrack ringing out as you walk across campus. And on October 30, we celebrated the 100th anniversary of this iconic landmark with the Altgeld Chimes Centennial Concert, a musical celebration pairing the Marching Illini with our chimesmasters for a unique and memorable performance. 

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Athletics 2020 Hall of Fame Inductees and Live Presentation

Join us LIVE today at 5pm CST as we honor the Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2020. Gene Honda, Illinois alum and in-venue voice of the Chicago White Sox and Blackhawks, will host a talk with Tal Brody (Basketball, ’65), Derek Harper (Basketball, ’83), Gia Lewis-Smallwood (Track & Field, ’02), Jenna Smith (Basketball, ’10), and Adam Tirapelle (Wrestling, ’01). 

Click here to join the Q&A (Zoom password 788134) and chat with our Illini All-Stars!