Friday , Mar , 11 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Mother of Illinois coach Weber passes

Chicago, IL (Sports Network) – The mother of Illinois head basketball
coach Bruce Weber passed away Friday following surgery to repair a torn aorta.

Dawn Weber, who was 81, had surgery at Rush University Medical Center after
complaining of chest pains prior to Illinois’ victory over Northwestern in the
Big Ten Tournament.

It is not known yet whether Weber will coach his Illini, the nation’s top-
ranked team, in Saturday’s Big Ten semifinal game against Minnesota.

Bruce Weber’s wife, Megan, decided not to tell the coach of his mother’s
illness until after the 68-51 victory in the quarterfinals earlier Friday.