Orange and blue? Not quite, but close enough. School colors are sprouting up on campus as the University of Illinois gets ready for graduation weekend. This year’s commencement speaker is Mannie Jackson, current owner of the Harlem Globetrotters and a 1960 Illinois grad. Check out the university’s website for a full commencement calendar.
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