5 years ago (2013): Bloomington’s basketball team rolled over Urbana, 89-46, on a night dedicated to the memory of BHS freshman Steven Barnett, who died over Christmas break following a lifelong battle with Sanfilippo Syndrome.
15 years ago (2003): A capacity Shirk Center crowd of 2,980, which included some Illinois Wesleyan fraternity members in drag, watched the Titans’ Seth Hubbard pour in a career-high 26 points to vanquish Augustana in a 66-62 triumph for No. 15-nationally ranked IWU.
25 years ago (1993): Mike VandeGarde once again posted a career-high with 26 points to lead Illinois State to an 88-74 Missouri Valley Conference win over Southern Illinois. Scott Taylor grabbed a season-high 12 rebounds while Richard Thomas, Chad Altadonna and Thomas Hunter also scored in double figures.
50 years ago (1968): Bloomington’s swimming team swamped Normal Community’s squad, 66-20. Joe Martens of Bloomington was the only double individual winner with triumphs in the 200 and 400-yard freestyle races.