Men's Basketball

Beth Nuss — creator of Fighting Illini 'war chant' — not happy about ban

CHAMPAIGN — During the 1980-81 school year, as Lou Henson was on the sidelines at the Assembly Hall leading his Fighting Illini men’s basketball team, Beth Nuss turned to her fellow University of Illinois pep band members and asked them to play a simple melody.


'Everybody needs that positive message': Former UI basketball standout Dee Brown shares experiences, lessons with PBL High School students

PAXTON – A visit from a former All-American college basketball player is not an everyday occurrence at Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School.


The Great Rostradamus returns with the 2014 Paxton Record's Bracket Challenge

As a 2009 graduate of Illinois State University, I have had the chance to watch Wichita State games live.

My alma mater pulled off a victory over the Shockers in my senior year at the university.

Obviously, times have changed, and WSU has not known the feeling of losing very often recently.


R.I.P. Rostradamus, but not before Final Four picks

The Great Rostradamus had some bragging rights going into the Sweet 16.

After all, he correctly picked Florida Gulf Coast to be the first-ever No. 15 seed to make it to a Sweet 16. He is sure that very few can hold the same bragging rights.

But like FGCU, Rostradamus’s run through the NCAA Tournament is over.


"The Great Rostradamus" returns with Sweet 16 bracket

Anybody who wants to know what is in the crystal ball utilized by “The Great Rostradamus” can rest easy.

There is nothing spectacular about it — it’s just a plain, miniature-sized basketball.


The Paxton Record challenges you to battle 'The Great Rostradamus' in the Bracket Challenge

To say that this college basketball season has been a roller coaster ride is an understatement.

Picking a winning NCAA Tournament bracket is always a difficult task. With so much disparity going on in college basketball this year, it has become an impossibility of epic proportions.


CITIZEN (Cham)PAIN

BAYLES LAKE — With some of Paxton-Buckley-Loda’s freshman basketball players on hand, 12-year NBA veteran and former Purdue basketball standout Brian Cardinal spoke to the Paxton Area Chamber of Commerce Monday.


Brian Cardinal 'excited to see everybody' at Paxton Area Chamber of Commerce speech

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — In recent weeks, fans of the NBA have debated whether Michael Jordan or LeBron James is the better basketball player of all time.

If anybody has a valid, non-biased opinion on that debate, it is 12-year NBA veteran — and former standout at Tolono Unity and Purdue — Brian Cardinal. He was


Brian Cardinal not just known for his hustle

PAXTON — When Brian Cardinal comes to Lakeview Country Club to speak to the Paxton Area Chamber of Commerce on March 4, he will be showcasing a skill often overlooked due to his basketball-playing abilities — the ability to speak.


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