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Hoosiers suspend Devin Davis in wake of marijuana citation

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Hoosiers suspend Devin Davis in wake of marijuana citation

Devin Davis hasn't played a basketball game for Indiana since March of 2014, but he's gone through a whole heck of a lot since.

Tuesday, Davis was suspended indefinitely from all team activities after he was cited for marijuana possession in his dorm room.

This follows the frightening events of last fall, when Davis sustained a serious injury after being struck by a car he had exited, an injury that knocked him out for the entirety of the 2014-15 season and kept him in hospitals for several months.

Indiana released the following statement on Tuesday, which also mentions that Davis' teammate Hanner Mosquera-Perea was in the dorm room with Davis, though he was not cited. Neither player was arrested.

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"We have been made aware that Indiana sophomore Devin Davis was cited by IUPD for possession of marijuana in an IU dormitory room last evening," the statement read. "Effective immediately, Davis has been suspended from all team activities. Any additional action related to Davis' status will occur after further review of this matter. We understand that junior Hanner Mosquera-Perea was present at the time of the incident but was not charged by IUPD. Mosquera-Perea's role, if any, will also be reviewed as part of this matter."

While this is hardly something as serious as the accident involving Davis last fall — the car was being driven by teammate Emmitt Holt, who had been drinking — it's just the latest in a string of off-the-court incidents for members of the program.

Prior to Davis' accident last year, Mosquera-Perea was arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated, and Yogi Ferrell and Stanford Robinson (the latter of which is no longer with the team) were cited for minor consumption and possession of false identification.

Though other programs have far more serious off-the-court issues, many Indiana fans cite this string of incidents as an example of a poor job being done by head coach Tom Crean.

Former Illini champion Kevin Anderson upsets Roger Federer in Wimbledon quarterfinal

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Former Illini champion Kevin Anderson upsets Roger Federer in Wimbledon quarterfinal

Former University of Illinois tennis star Kevin Anderson completed a marathon upset against an all-time great on the highest stage of professional tennis.

Anderson came back from two sets down to beat Roger Federer in Wimbledon’s quarterfinals 2-6, 6-7, 7-6, 6-4, 13-11 on Wednesday morning. He will play in the semifinals of the tournament for the first time in his career.

As a native of South Africa, Anderson played three seasons with the Fighting Illini and won the NCAA doubles championship during the 2005-06 season as a sophomore. The 32-year-old was a three-time All-American in singles at Illinois.

Now, as the eighth ranked singles player on the ATP World Tour, Anderson is a force to be reckoned with at the professional level. He made it all the way to the US Open final in 2017.

The former Illini star will look to keep his recent success going when he represents Illinois in the semifinals of Wimbledon this Friday.

Northwestern set to play Wisconsin at Wrigley Field in 2020

Northwestern set to play Wisconsin at Wrigley Field in 2020

Weeks will separate a perfect 10-year anniversary where Northwestern will play at Wrigley Field for one of its regular season games in the upcoming years.

Back on Nov. 20, 2010, the Wildcats battled it out with Illinois, known as the “Wrigleyville Classic,” which saw the Illini take a 48-27 win.

Even though it’s still two years out, Northwestern still planned ahead and announced its opponent for its game at Wrigley Field on Nov. 7, 2020, against Big Ten rival Wisconsin.

“Obviously an exciting opportunity for our football program to come back to Wrigley Field, one of the Cathedrals of sporting venues in the world,” Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald said. “When I announced it to our team, they were absolutely ecstatic.”

“The opportunity to play at Wrigley field is unique to us, being Chicago’s Big Ten team, and to have the chance to come down and play in an atmosphere like we did a few years back was a bowl game type atmosphere, and I look forward to this special opportunity.”

This game though will be a little different than it was back in 2010. Both the Wildcats and Illini played toward the west end zone due to a tight squeeze near the right field wall due to box seats that were added down the third base line.

Now, Northwestern and Wisconsin do not have to worry about that problem because the bullpens have since moved to the outfield.

Cubs president of business operations Crane Kenney spoke at a news conference earlier on Tuesday at Wrigley.

“So excited to welcome back Northwestern to Wrigley Field to talk about football again,” Kenney said. “We had an incredible experience with them back in 2010."

Kenney also mentioned new seating is on a temporary platform that can all be removed and the dugout tops can be removed as well, and the field will expand west, to allow for a longer field.

With a sellout crowd in the last go around for the Wildcats, don’t be surprised for another sellout at the Friendly Confines.