Wisch: It’s The State Farm Center, But It’ll Always Be ‘The Hall’Growing up, I always believed that besides the Sears Tower, Assembly Hall’s spaceship-shaped silhouette is the most recognizable of any building in Illinois. And now, just like how the Sears Tower has become the Willis Tower, the Assembly Hall has a new name as well.
Assembly Hall Renamed 'State Farm Center'The University of Illinois' home for basketball has a new name.
Illinois Unveils Plan To Renovate 'Every Inch' Of Assembly HallA long-discussed plan to renovate 50-year-old Assembly Hall at the University of Illinois should start next year and, while cutting seating capacity, include adding air conditioning and suites, Athletic Director Mike Thomas said Thursday.
Wisch: Happy 50th Birthday, Assembly HallIn honor of Assembly Hall’s “Big Five-Oh,” here are the five most memorable Illini hoops moments that Dave Wischnowsky witnessed there in person.
Illinois Opens With 67-49 Win Over Loyola ChicagoIf he'd gotten to Assembly Hall just a few minutes earlier, Illinois center Meyers Leonard would likely have been on time for the shoot-round before Friday's season opener.
Wisch: No. 1 Ohio State Ripe For An Illini PickingCaked in ice and covered by tundra that’s at least as frozen as anything you’ll find at Lambeau Field, there isn’t a whole lot that becomes ripe in Illinois during January.
Wisch: Illini's D-Mac At Least As Good As D-WillThey both played high school ball on a team with a more glamorous teammate (Bracey Wright and Evan Turner). Each entered college with a ton of talent – and probably a few too many pounds. But one worked his way into shape, led his team to the national championship game and became a first-round NBA pick.

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