Assembly Hall gets new name

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The only Assembly Hall in the Big Ten is now in Bloomington, Ind.

Illinois athletic director Mike Thomas announced Monday that the dome in Champaign immediately will be called State Farm Center. The insurance company struck a $60 million 30-year deal for the naming rights.

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Exterior photo of Assembly Hall at University of Illinois Champaign, Tuesday, April 1, 2008. (Tribune File Photo)