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Kobe Bryants death reminds us all what really matters

Kobe Bryant’s death reminds us all what really matters

By James Krause | January 30, 2020

DeKALB — It was nearly two years ago that I was sitting in my dorm room when I first experienced one of those calls that changes your life forever. My mom told me that my uncle had suddenly died of a heart attack. I spent the next week flying out...

FILE - In this June 7, 2009, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (24) points to a player behind him after making a basket in the closing seconds against the Orlando Magic in Game 2 of the NBA basketball finals, in Los Angeles. Bryant, the 18-time NBA All-Star who won five championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, died in a helicopter crash Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Huskies remember Kobe “the Mamba” Bryant

By Jarrett Huff | January 29, 2020

DeKALB — Kobe Bryant impacted an entire generation. While he was trying to “be like Mike,” the kids watching were trying to be like Kobe. Some of those kids have continued to play the game he loved beyond their childhood years, and Bryant remains...

Q & A with Head Basketball Coach Montgomery

Q & A with Head Basketball Coach Montgomery

By Khobi Price | December 29, 2018

The men’s basketball team will match up against No. 8 Michigan State Spartans 1 p.m. Saturday in East Lansing, Michigan in a contest that will be the Huskies’ final non-conference game of the 2018-19 season and serve as a homecoming for Head Coach...

Top-5 NBA draft predictions

Top-5 NBA draft predictions

By Tom Burton | June 18, 2017

DeKalb — The NBA Draft is approaching as struggling franchises have the opportunity to change their future, for better or for worse, with one draft selection. The NBA draft will take place 6 p.m. Thursday at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York....

Senior Randiss Hopkins speaks to crowd of 15K for We Day

By Satta Kendor | May 4, 2015

Randiss Hopkins’s role in founding the Remember Project allowed him to speak to 15,000 students and teachers at Illinois’ first We Day on Thursday at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont.We Day Illinois, co-chaired by hip-hop artist Common, is an event...