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Cheer on the Illinois Wheelchair Basketball team next weekend

Illinois Wheelchair Basketball is hosting their one and only home tournament on February 14th and 15th at the ARC. Both the men’s and women’s teams will compete multiple times throughout the weekend. If you go to the 4 p.m. women’s game or 6 p.m. men’s game on Saturday, you’ll be able to hear the basketball band play.

All games are free. Check out the full schedule below. To learn more about the Wheelchair Basketball program, read our article from last year.

Friday, Feburary 14th

10 a.m.   Edinboro vs Auburn (Men’s)
12 p.m.   SMSU vs Illinois (Men’s)
2 p.m.     Edinboro vs UWW (Men’s)
4 p.m.     UWW (w) vs Illinois (Women’s)
6 p.m.     Auburn vs Illinois (Men’s)
8 p.m.     Illinois vs UWW (Women’s)

Saturday, February 15th

8 a.m.    SMSU vs Auburn (Men’s)
10 a.m.  Illinois vs Edinboro (Men’s)
12 p.m.  UWW vs Auburn    (Men’s)
2 p.m.    SMSU vs Edinboro (Men’s)
4 p.m.    Illinois  vs UWW (Women’s) *basketball band*
Senior introductions between games
6 p.m.    Illinois vs UWW (Men’s) *basketball band*

Top image: A poster with an orange background. On the left is a male wheelchair athlete holding a basketball with one hand. On the right is a female wheelchair athlete “popping” her jersey. The are both wearing blue basketball uniforms that say Illinois in orange block letters and have their numbers in white. Image provided by Illinois Wheelchair Basketball. 

Staff writer

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