The honor is one that Henson’s supporters have long pushed for. And it comes as the 83-year-old Henson deals what he has called pre-leukemia.
Bruce Weber isn’t on the sidelines in Champaign any longer. But that hardly means the guy can’t still stir up the Illini faithful.
What a big chunk of the Illinois fan base often fails to acknowledge is that Illinois basketball isn’t quite the elite program that many like to imagine it to be.