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University of Illinois’ Assembly Hall renamed to State Farm Center

(courtesy U of Illinois)

The University of Illinois has sold the naming rights for Assembly Hall to State Farm Insurance Company.

The State Farm Center is the second arena in the Big Ten Conference with a corporate sponsor. In 2011, Pinnacle Bank purchased the naming rights to Nebraska’s arena for $11.2 million over 25 years.

State Farm has its headquarters in Bloomington, Illinois, 50 miles from Champaign, home of the University of Illinois.

The 30-year, $60-million agreement, for the home of the Fighting Illini basketball teams, will take effect immediately.

The 50-year-old arena is undergoing a complete renovation and will be completed in the fall of 2016.

Illinois' State Farm Center (photo by Dori via wikipedia commons)

 

Bad start to 2013 by McIlroy continues with withdrawal from Honda Classic; Guthrie leads after two rounds

Rory McIlroy (Megasportsnews.com photo)

Northern Ireland golf star Rory McIlroy has not had the start to the PGA Tour season that would suit his taste.

In three tournaments, the 23-year-old fan favorite, missed the cut in Abu Dhabi, lost in the first round of the Match Play Championship and in a bizarre twist on Friday, withdrew from the Honda Classic after 26 holes.

Conflicting stories from the tournament said that McIlroy, the world’s top-ranked golfer, mentally was not ready to play golf or he had a tooth ache.

But the fact is, he walked off the course in the middle of the second round at the Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

McIlroy was a stunning 7-over-par through eight holes when his second shot went into the water on the 18th hole. He gave his golf club to his caddy, shook hands with his playing partners, turned in the scorecard and walked to the parking lot.

An hour later, his management company issued a statement saying McIlroy was bothered by a sore wisdom tooth.

(courtesy Honda Classic)

In other news from the classic, Luke Guthrie shot a 7-under 63 to take a one-shot lead at the halfway point. Guthrie, a University of Illinois product, is at 9-under 131 after two rounds, ahead of Michael Thompson who is second after shooting a 65 on Saturday.

Tiger Woods is nine shots off the lead after shooting his second straight 70 and barely made the cut with a late charge.

Camilo Villegas, the first-round leader, shot a 77 and missed the cut.

 

Info compiled from PGA Tour & Honda Classic

Deron Williams, top NBA free agent this off-season, will choose between Nets, Mavericks

Deron Williams (photo by Davej1006 via wikipedia commons)

The top-free agent this off-season has made it known that his list will include only two teams.

Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams, according to reports all over the NBA, says he will only consider his current team or go home to play for his hometown team, the Dallas Mavericks.

The free agent season begins on Sunday.

Williams averaged 21 points and 8.7 assists a game for the Nets this season.

Williams likes both teams and is having a problem choosing one over the other.

The 6’3, 209-pound Williams, is a product of the University of Illinois.

He started his career with the Utah Jazz and is a 3-time NBA All-Star and was a member of the All-Rookie Team his first season.

 

Info compiled from Radio, TV & internet news

Houston Texans give extensions to key personnel

 

(courtesy of NFLmedia.com)

The Houston Texans, coming off their first playoff season in team history, have announced contract extensions for general manager Rick Smith, through 2016 and head coach Gary Kubiak, through 2014.

They’ve also signed their first round draft pick, outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus of the University of Illinois, to a four-year contract.

 

Info courtesy of the NFL & the Houston Texans

Ohio’s Groce hired to replace Weber at Illinois

 

John Groce (courtesy of MAC & Ohio athletics)

University of Illinois Director of Athletics Mike Thomas on Thursday announced that John Groce would be the Illini’s 17th head basketball coach.

He replaces Bruce Weber, who endured another disappointing season and the fan base and administration had grown tired of underachieving Illini teams year-after-year.

GroceĀ  takes the Illinois job after four seasons as head coach at Ohio University, where he led the Bobcats to an 85-56 overall record as well as Mid-American Conference Tournament titles and NCAA Tournament appearances in 2010 and 2012.

Ohio was the story of the year’s Tournament, advancing to the Sweet 16 as a No. 13 seed with victories over No. 4 seed Michigan followed by No. 12 seed South Florida. The Bobcats finished just short of the Elite Eight, falling to top-seed North Carolina in overtime in the regional semifinal. This year marked just the second time in Ohio’s school history and first since 1964 that the Bobcats won multiple games in the NCAA Tournament. Ohio finished the 2012 season with a school-record 29 wins and was known for its pressure defense, ranking second nationally in turnover percentage and third in steals percentage.

A former assistant caoch at Ohio State under Thad Matta, Groce has recorded a total of three wins during his last two NCAA appearances, as Ohio also made noise in the 2010 Tournament. Playing in the school’s first NCAA Tournament game in five seasons, the Bobcats received a No. 14 seed and defeated No. 3 seed Georgetown. With the 2010 and 2012 NCAA performances, Ohio became just the sixth school ever to win Tournament games as both a 13 and 14 seed.

Groce, who is 40, has a total of 19 years in the coaching profession and has been part of teams that have made 16 postseason appearances. His record in 15 years as an assistant was an impressive 349-156, giving him a combined record of 434-212 over his 19 years.

Reports say that Groce was offered $1.2 million a year on a 5 to 6 year contract and the most Ohio could offer to keep him was $500,000 annually up from the $300,000 he was paid this year.

 

Info compiled from Illinois & Ohio athletics news

 

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