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5 years ago (2013): Illinois State defensive end Colton Underwood was among 20 players named to the Buck Buchanan Award Watch List announced by The Sports Network. Underwood is one of seven returning finalists for the award, presented to the most outstanding defensive player in the Football Championship Subdivision.

15 years ago (2003): Mike Cushing, a former Pontiac and Illinois State golfer who regained his amateur status in April after a three-year wait, teamed with Tom Kearfott to shoot 62 and lead qualifying for the Bloomington-Normal Two-Man Best Position Tournament at Prairie Vista Golf Course.

25 years ago (1993): Buffy Blust tossed a no-hitter in the opener against the Tolono Hurricanes, but the Bloomington Lady Hearts ended the Decatur Sting women’s fastpitch softball tournament with a 3-1 loss to the Decatur Scorpions.

50 years ago (1968): Atlanta’s Lee Edwards leads the Corn Valley Baseball League in batting and ranks second in pitching. Edwards is batting at a .491 clip. Bill Sprague of Octavia paces CVL pitching with a 4-0 record.

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From Pages Past compiled by Jeff Findley from Pantagraph files.

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