38 things we love about Illinois: No. 27

(Photo courtesy of The Other Guys)
From venerable agriculture to the computer revolution, rare books to Round Barns, Homecoming parades to tunnel walks, these are a few of our favorite things about our favorite institution of higher education.

27. The Other Guys

At Christmas, it’s none other than The Other Guys, UI’s premier men’s A Cappella group, who keep those chestnuts roasting on that open fire, if only in eight-part harmony. Also known for their unique brand of humor—they bill themselves as a “Comedy Octet”—this group of eight men, a spinoff of UI’s Glee Club, joins a growing legion who have crooned for groups large and small since 1968. Nowadays, they perform more than 100 times per year. Their resume boasts appearances at Chicago’s United Center and Wrigley Field, New York City’s Yankee Stadium and famed Gotham Comedy Club.

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