Bill Text: IL HR0300 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Congratulates Northwestern University and its athletes, coaches, faculty, students, administration, and alumni on receiving their first invitation to compete in the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Championship Tournament, and commends Northwestern University for its pursuit of athletic and academic excellence.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Passed) 2017-04-24 - Resolution Adopted [HR0300 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-HR0300-Introduced.html


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HOUSE RESOLUTION
2 WHEREAS, Patten Gymnasium at Northwestern University in
3Evanston was the site of the very first men's Division I NCAA
4basketball championship in 1939; since then, 317 different
5men's basketball teams have participated in the annual NCAA
6tournament; and
7 WHEREAS, On March 1, 2017, the Northwestern Wildcats Men's
8Basketball Team won their 10th conference game over the
9University of Michigan to clinch a winning record in the Big
10Ten Conference for the first time since 1932; and
11 WHEREAS, After 78 years, the Wildcats were finally selected
12to participate in the NCAA basketball tournament on March 12,
132017; the program earned their first NCAA tournament victory in
14the first round with a 68 to 66 win over Vanderbilt University;
15and
16 WHEREAS, The Wildcats compiled a record of 24 wins and 12
17losses during the 2016-2017 season; and
18 WHEREAS, The Wildcats are not only dedicated to athletic
19excellence, but they are also leaders in the classroom,
20consistently ranking among the top Division I men's basketball
21teams in graduation rates and grade point average; and

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1 WHEREAS, Through their abilities, character, and
2leadership on and off the court, the Wildcats serve as positive
3role models for young men throughout the State of Illinois;
4therefore, be it
5 RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ONE
6HUNDREDTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we
7congratulate Northwestern University and its athletes,
8coaches, faculty, students, administration, and alumni on
9receiving their first invitation to compete in the 2017 NCAA
10Men's Basketball Championship Tournament, and we commend
11Northwestern University for its pursuit of athletic and
12academic excellence; and be it further
13 RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
14presented to Northwestern University Head Coach Chris Collins
15as a symbol of our esteem and respect.
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