Illinois facing cutbacks in bad economy
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The economic downturn is forcing the University of Illinois to delay plans to build a new basketball arena or refurbish 46-year-old Assembly Hall.
Illinois had planned to decide whether to rebuild or replace the on-campus arena by the end of 2008, but athletic director Ron Guenther put those plans on hold indefinitely after meeting with university chancellor Richard Herman.
"In talking with the chancellor, [Guenther] feels it's not very prudent to go forward in the ...
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