Illini Basketball Reunion Scheduled this Week

A large contingent of former Fighting Illini basketball players, including several members of the 1998 Big Ten Championship squad, will return to Champaign-Urbana this weekend for a reunion weekend.

Players from the 1998 squad who are expected to return include Victor Chukwudebe, Jelani Boline, Jerry Hester, Jarrod Gee, Kevin Turner, Sergio McClain and Rich Beyers. The team will be recognized at halftime of the Penn State game on Sunday, which begins at 1 p.m. CT.

Other prominent former players who are expected to be in attendance this weekend include Steve Bardo, Ted Beach, Kevin Bontemps, Randy Crews, Dave Downey, Clive Follmer, Ken Norman, Fred Green, Perry Range, Larry Smith and T.J. Wheeler.

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