The Chicago Bulls' Derrick Rose prepares for a free throw during his first NBA game, an exhibition match at Assembly Hall in Champaign, IL on October 17, 2008.
The Chicago Bulls' Joakim Noah (13) scores a basket in the closing minutes of the second half during an Exhibition game at Assembly Hall in Champaign, IL on October 17, 2008.
Illinois' Mike Tisdale (54) attempts to fight off pressure from Michigan State while Chester Frasier (3) inbounds the ball at Assembly Hall in Champaign, IL on October 17, 2008.
Fans greet Goaltender Mike Burda (1) as the Illinois hockey club emerges from the locker room following Intermission at the Ice Arena in Champaign, IL on October 10, 2008.
Illinois' JJ Heredia (21) jostles for position with a Michigan State player during a game at the Ice Arena in Champaign, IL on November 1, 2008.
Participants in the Edgar Sanchez Memorial Classic soccer tournament get tangled up while fighting for control of the ball at Niles West High School in Niles, IL on July 18, 2010.
Members of the University of Illinois Womens Gymnastics team prepare for their events during a meet at Huff Hall in Champaign, IL on March 3, 2009.
Members of the Northwestern Football Team celebrate the interception of a pass intended for Illinois' Arrelious Benn (1) at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, IL on November 14, 2009.
Illinois defenders bring down Penn State's Daryll Clark (17) during a game at at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, IL on October 3, 2009.
Cyclists participate in the Northshore University HealthSystem Grand Prix
in Evanston, IL on July 20, 2008.
The Chicago Cubs' Ryan Dempster throws a strike to home plate during a game against the Cincinnati Reds at Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL on July 17, 2010.
The University of Illinois Womens Volleyball Team celebrates a point as the crowd cheers during a match against Indiana at Huff Hall in Champaign, IL on December 4, 2009.