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The Illibuck Stops Here

By Lindy Smith, Research Service Archivist, The Ohio State University, and former Graduate Assistant, Student Life and Culture Archives. Long before the OSU-Michigan game ended play for the regular season, it was a tradition for the Illini-Buckeye rivalry to bring things to a close. From 1921-1933, Ohio State and Illinois met to play their final […]

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Homecoming History: Hobo Band Parade

Parades are almost a given at any Homecoming celebration, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is no different.  However, in the early years of the 20th century, Illinois Homecoming weekend featured something other than floats:  the Hobo Band Parade.

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