Director Ron Howard revealed. Ron Howard’s Announcement
On September 30, the University of Illinois inducted its inaugural class for its athletics hall of fame. Unfortunately, the school’s wheelchair athletes are not eligible for the hall of fame, and they should be. Illinois was the first university in the United States to make a college education available to the disabled. And wheelchair sports were created at the university as well. Both of those accomplishments were spearheaded by Timothy J. Nugent beginning in 1948. Beginning in 1977, wheelchair athletes at Illinois have been awarded varsity letters the same as their able-bodied counterparts. In 2004, letters were awarded retroactively to wheelchair athletes who participated in sports from 1948-1976. By awarding letters to those athletes, the university is saying that wheelchair teams are neither club sports, nor intramural teams, but legitimate University of Illinois sports. In addition, Sharon Rahn Hedrick, a wheelchair athlete, was named the 1980 athlete of the year for the University of Illinois. So, there are precedents that show that wheelchair sports are part of the fabric of University of Illinois athletics. And the influence that the University of Illinois has had on improving life for the disabled in the United States and the world is part of the institution’s heritage. Including wheelchair athletes in the University of Illinois Athletics Hall of Fame would be a great way to celebrate what the University of Illinois has done to improve life for the disabled.
A new look at The Justice League movie. JLA
A new Last Jedi trailer has been released.Star Wars Trailer
A new trailer for Legends of Tomorrow has been released. A new challenge for the Legends
Brand New Short Story Last weekend saw the 50th Anniversary of BBC Radio 1, and to help celebrate the event Candy Jar Books has released a brand-new, Kindle-only, short story called ’48 Crash, by Mark Carton. Shaun Russell, head of publishing at Candy Jar Books, said: “Having grown up listening to BBC Radio, I’ve been waiting […]