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The No. 2 Baylor Bears take on the No. 5 Illinois Fighting Illini in a battle between ranked teams on Wednesday evening. The matchup takes place as part of the Jimmy V Classic, with a national television audience for the contest. Baylor is projected as a national title contender, and the Bears are 2-0 this season. Illinois is also undefeated at 3-0, with the Illini knocking off Ohio in their last contest.
Tip-off is at 10 p.m. ET in Indianapolis. William Hill Sportsbook lists the Bears as 5.5-point favorites, up from the opener, while the over-under, or total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, is 144.5 in the latest Baylor vs. Illinois odds. Before you make any Illinois vs. Baylor picks, check out the college basketball predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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The Baylor Bears and the Illinois Fighting Illini square off in a battle between top-10 teams at 10 p.m. ET on Wednesday. Baylor is favored by 5.5 points at William Hill Sportsbook, while the Over-Under is set at 144.5 (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our college basketball odds page). Before making any Baylor vs. Illinois picks, you NEED to check out the college basketball predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.
The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. Over the past four-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated an impressive profit of almost $2,600 for $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks against the spread. It’s also off to a fast start in the 2020-21 season, going 4-1 on its top-rated picks and returning over $300. Anyone who has followed it has seen HUGE returns.
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The third-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes will look to continue their dominance within the Big Ten Conference when they take on the host Illinois Fighting Illini on Saturday. Kickoff from Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill., is set for noon EST. The Buckeyes are 28-point favorites in the latest Ohio State vs. Illinois odds from William Hill Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is 70.5 (see the latest college football picks for all of this week’s games on our college football odds page).
Before making any Ohio State vs. Illinois picks, be sure to check out the FBS college football predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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YPAS Programming at WIU Adapts to COVID With Virtual Programming
November 18, 2020
Video by Phil Weiss, University Television
MACOMB, IL – A chance for local school children to learn more about music of the Big Band-era will premiere in the coming weeks as part of Western Illinois University’s Youth Performing Arts Series (YPAS), despite the limitations imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
A 25-minute video, featuring WIU’s Jazz Studio Orchestra (JSO) and singers from WIU’s jazz studies program, performing live songs from the 1930s and 40s, will be played in the music programs of local schools. The video is narrated by radio disc jockey Eddie Dupree, also known as WIU Professor of Music John Cooper, and was created by Phil Weiss, of University Television.
Cooper said the project was born from a discussion he had with Weiss several years ago, just as the College of Fine Arts and Communication
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Pandemic Provides Unique Programming Opportunities for WIU RPTA Students and MCSRA
November 13, 2020
MACOMB, IL – During a period of time when the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting virtually every activity nationwide, faculty and students in Western Illinois University’s Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration (RPTA) are finding a variety of ways to reach the populations they are learning to serve.
RPTA Instructor Julie Eggleston is working with students in her classes to create programming for the McDonough County Special Recreation Association (MCSRA) and residents at Macomb’s Bickford Cottage. The MCSRA, housed in the Macomb Park District, provides recreational experiences, including participation in the Special Olympics, for those with disabilities. Bickford Cottage is a local senior living facility.
In her dual role as an RPTA instructor at WIU, and the program director for the MCSRA, Eggleston is reinforcing a strong collaboration between the University and the organization. As a
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A rendering of computer science building (Photo via The University of Illinois)
The University of Illinois at Chicago is moving ahead with plans to start work on its $115 million computer science building.
Scheduled to begin in the spring, the building will provide 135,000 square feet of classroom, lab, study, office and conference space, Crain’s reported. It will rise on Taylor Street — part of a handful of new buildings the university is developing — and be completed in 2023.
The expansion comes despite the university grappling with financial strain as a result of the pandemic, the report noted.
Still, the University of Illinois System — which includes campuses in Chicago, Champaign-Urbana and Springfield — reported record student enrollment this year. The headcount of computer science students is expected to grow 40 percent by 2025, Peter Nelson, dean of UIC’s College of Engineering, told Crain’s.
“The true bottleneck is that