The Fighting Illini easily won their opening game of the Big Ten Tournament. As you should know they are having the greatest year Illini Basketball has ever had. Bruce Weber was a 19 year assistant before getting a chance at a head coaching position. This year is only his second year as head coach of Illinois and he is the Big Ten Coach of the Year.
Unfortunately, life has taken a cruel turn for Coach Weber. His Mother passed away today at the age of 81. It appears it was a sudden tear of her aorta that caused her to be rushed to the hospital just shortly after she arrived at the game. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Weber family.
You just never know until it happens.
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