September 2000

September 2000

UI shows volleyball promise

The All-America candidate made good on almost every swing. The new setter set a career high in assists. And the promising freshman didn't look nervous at all.

Not much went wrong on Day 1 of Don Hardin's fifth season as Illinois volleyball coach.

Illini learn from past mistakes

CHAMPAIGN – Check if this sounds familiar:

– The school is coming off a blowout bowl victory, fueling fan talk of a Big Ten title.

– The school is loaded with award candidates. The Heisman Trophy, Butkus and Lombardi are all a possibility.

Illini looking for bad flicks

CHAMPAIGN – Last year's winning season guarantees one thing for the Illinois football team: no change in its pregame plans.

Illinois coach Ron Turner likes routine so much that it borders on superstitious.

Today''s Matchups


Wes Counts has numbers just about as good as Kurt Kittner, until you start looking at TDs and interceptions.

Rossow: Atmosphere at Illinois will improve

The forecast calls for heat usually reserved for pizzas.

The schedule and Las Vegas indicate today's opponent would be better off playing somewhere else in the state, like in Charleston or Normal.

Tate: Turner must find a place for Morton

There might be no secret weapon like Brandon Lloyd poised to burst forth in an Illini football jersey this season.

Those guys don't come along very often.

Illinois Football 2000: Practice Report

Tube time

   Illinois coach Ron Turner planned to get home Thursday night in plenty of time to see his favorite program: college football.

   He had a particular interest in the 9 p.m. game on ESPN2. Illinois'' next opponent, San Diego State, hosted Arizona State.

Kicking a perfect Fitts

CHAMPAIGN – Steve Fitts never gave himself the chance to think about failure. He doesn't work like that.

Never mind that just two players in the last 50 years of Illinois football managed the double he is about to try.

The News-Gazette Preseason All-Big Ten Team

The News-Gazette Preseason All-Big Ten Team

Illini Insider


Women's Soccer

6 p.m. Today at Syracuse

Tricia Taliaferro's Illini are off to a 2-0 start as they hit the road. No surprise there. In Illinois' three previous seasons as a varsity program, it opened up 4-0, 5-0 and 5-0.