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Happy New Year from the Fighting (and Singing and Dancing) Illini

Graham Watson
Dr. Saturday

The day before Illinois defeated UCLA 20-14 in Saturday's Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl, the Illini took some time away from dealing with their disgruntled coaches to concentrate on someone other than themselves.

The team spent two and a half hours feeding the homeless at the St. Anthony Dining Room in San Francisco. While there, several players decided to break into an impromptu flow session with a gentleman in a wheelchair killing it on the piano. This guy was truly feeling the spirit and he followed the tune of the Illini rappers flawlessly. He even impressed the players, who kept pointing to him while they were flowing and gave him daps after the makeshift masterpiece concluded. Trust that the piano playing was a lot better than the singing.

There are a lot of teams who do charity this time of year, but this was probably one of the more entertaining, interactive and heartwarming videos that we've seen this season.

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