"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
“I remember watching him as a fifth grader in a recreational league,” said Jones, in his second season with the Cougars. “He was tall for his age, with big feet and a smooth jump shot. But he’d run down the floor and trip over his own feet. Even back then he was really tough on himself. He didn’t see a lot of playing time sometimes. But he worked hard. Now there’s the reality of him playing basketball for a career.”