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COVID-19 has caused several football conferences to suspend their fall season. That has significant implications for universities and businesses. 

On August 8th, the Mid-American Conference announced it was suspending fall sports due to the coronavirus. This includes football, which is a major revenue and visitor draw for many universities. Sean Frazier is the Athletic Director at Northern Illinois University. He said the conference’s decision was not taken lightly.

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A Chicago Bears and Fighting Illini legend will be immortalized in bronze at the University of Illinois. 

Fighting Illini Athletic Director Josh Whitman announced that the university has commissioned U of I alumnus George Lundeen to create a bronze statue of Dick Butkus to display on the east side of Memorial Stadium.