Illinois AD Whitman Condemns 'Hateful' Fan Behavior

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The University of Illinois is hoping to give its men’s basketball fans a nudge toward better behavior in the stands after a year fraught with questionable conduct at home games.

In an open letter to fans, athletic director Josh Whitman said fans crossed the line with the team’s opponents at State Farm Center, using "targeted, hateful, insensitive comments at opposing student-athletes and coaches."

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