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>>Illini In Action Tonight

(Champaign, IL)  --  Illinois basketball takes the court tonight against Western Carolina.  The 14th-ranked
Illini ripped off their eighth straight win to start the season last week by
beating Georgia Tech.  Later this week, Illinois travels west to face Gonzaga. You can listen live to the game on Newstalk 97.3 WTIM.

>>Notre Dame's Te'o A Finalist For Heisman Trophy

(Undated)  --  Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o is a finalist for the Heisman Trophy.  He is
joined by Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein and Texas A&M freshman QB
Johnny Manziel.  Te'o will attempt to become just the second defensive player to
win the award after Michigan's Charles Woodson in 1997.  The Heisman will be
awarded Saturday in New York City.

>>Bears Shift Gears To Vikings

(Lake Forest, IL)  --  The Bears are shifting their focus to this week's game against the Vikings.  Head coach
Lovie Smith addressed the media yesterday and said he was hopeful the defense
could play better than they did in the 23-17 overtime loss to the Seahawks on
Sunday.  The Bears fell to 8-and-4 and out of first place in the NFC North.

>>Bulls Welcome Pacers Tonight

(Chicago, IL)  --  The Bulls welcome the Indiana Pacers to United Center tonight.  Chicago has won two
straight to improve to 8-and-7 on the young season.  The Pacers enter tonight's
game at 8-and-9.

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