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Fans at Hancock Stadium
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College athletic departments are preparing for the return of sports, even though they don't know when that will be or what it might look like in a COVID-19 world.

Softball team celebrates
ISU Athletics

With Illinois State University essentially closing its campus due to COVID-19, it has meant canceling spring sports competition for the rest of the semester. 

Loyola guard Ben Richardson walking
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When the men's basketball team at Loyola University in Chicago defied the odds last year by advancing to the Final Four for the first time in 50 years, the Ramblers became a national sensation.

Shirk Center sign
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Illinois Wesleyan University Athletic Director Mike Wagner has announced the university plans to add men’s volleyball and women’s bowling for the 2020-2021 athletic year.

March Madness logo on chair
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An Illinois State University marketing professor plans to use her new role with the NCAA to help it root out academic misconduct.

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Illinois State University and other Missouri Valley Conference schools are rooting for Loyola Chicago in the NCAA basketball tournament for more than one reason. And some of those reasons are green.