Remembering An Illini Legend, Celebating Wayne McClain’s Life

Wayne McClain passed away last week at the age of 59 years old. Wayne died from lung cancer, which he kept away from both his family and friends. That shows the type of man that Wayne truly was. The former Illini assistant coach was always looking out for everyone around him, and his own well being was the last of his concerns. Men like McClain don’t come around too often, but...
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October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Correction: Obit-Wayne McClain story

In a story about Wayne McClain's death, The Associated Press erroneously reported his age. McClain was 60 years old, not 59. A corrected version of the story is below: BC-BKC--Obit-Wayne McClain BC-BKC--Obit-Wayne McClain, 7th Ld-Writethru,451 Former Illini hoops assistant coach McClain dies AP Photo ILCHN502, ILCHN501 Eds: Minor edit to 3rd paragraph. By DAVID MERCER Associated...
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October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Illini assistant coach Wayne McClain dies at 59

  Wayne McClain, the former Illinois assistant men's basketball coach and standout high school coach, died Wednesday. He was 59. McClain died at a hospital in Urbana after a brief, unspecified illness, Champaign Central High School Principal Joe Williams said. McClain had coached Central's boys basketball team since last season. Before spending 10 years as an assistant coach at...
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October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Recruit Talk: Cliff Alexander speaks about JaQuan Lyle

Originally posted on By JEREMY WOO Special to ZAGSBLOG  CHICAGO – There was Bill Self. There was John Groce.  And there was Cliff Alexander. Understandably, it could have been a bit awkward for the big man during Sunday’s Public League quarterfinals at Chicago State University. Alexander’s future and could-have-been head coaches sat courtside, just...
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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