Just a quick note: Illinois rocks the 2012 Olympics

This makes incredibly proud. For all the grief I receive for being an Illini fan, this makes up for it!  I-L-L…..

Six former Fighting Illini will be competing at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Robert Archibald (Great Britain, Basketball), Nikkita Holder (Canada, Track & Field), Gia Lewis-Smallwood (USA, Track & Field), Andrew Riley (Jamaica, Track & Field), Deron Williams (USA, Basketball) and Emily Zurrer (Canada, Soccer)!

Bio info and schedules here: http://bit.ly/NVX2EL . Here is a link featuring all the Olympic athletes with Illinois ties competing this year.

Illini Deron Williams, with Tony parker and OKC Thunder Russell Westbrook!!


I know I’m not a big NBA fan, but I do really like Russell Westbrook and I love my Illinois basketball more than anyone!!

Illini alumni Williams and Gia Lewis-Smallwood (Discus)

Emily Zurrer with team mates

The Big 10 is also running a blog during the Games featuring the athletes in their own words. Check it out!


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