Scott Richey

Scott Richey

Five potential manager options for the Cardinals in 2019

The St. Louis Cardinals firing skipper Mike Matheny was surprising given the team has largely avoided midseason moves — and it comes probably two years too late. Staff writer Scott Richey hits on five potential replacements for the 2019 season:

Mike Shildt

Top 50 most important Illini: No. 16, Reggie Corbin

Vitals: 5-10, 200, RB

Hometown: Upper Marlboro, Md.

High School: Gonzaga College

Top 50 most important Illini: No. 17, Vederian Lowe

Vitals: 6-5, 315, OL

Hometown: Rockford

High School: Auburn

UI athletics gets $1 million donation

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois athletics announced another seven-figure donation Tuesday, as the Bielfeldt Foundation has committed $1 million to provide updates to the Bielfeldt Athletic Administration Building and to help fund construction of the Football Performance Center.

Illini offer another 2019 forward

CHAMPAIGN — Jalen Graham played a bigger supporting role in Team WhyNot’s run to the Peach Jam championship game Sunday in North Augusta, S.C. His play in the pinnacle event of the Nike EYBL season also garnered him his first two scholarship offers.

Top 50 most important Illini: No. 18, Stanley Green

Vitals: 5-11, 200, S

Hometown: East St. Louis

High School: East St. Louis

Veteran Jordan guides young, new Illini

CHAMPAIGN — Eight hours per week is all that's allotted Illinois for official men's basketball workouts. Four hours on the court with the Illini coaches and four more with the strength and conditioning staff.

Q&A: Illini volleyball's Tamas looks ahead to 2018

The schedule is out. Finally. Beat writer Scott Richey caught up with the Illinois coach on Monday:

What's your take on your schedule?

Illini volleyball schedule Sweet 16 heavy

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois volleyball will face 13 NCAA tournament teams, including six that also reached the Sweet 16, during the 2018 season. Fresh off their own Sweet 16 appearance in Chris Tamas' first season as coach, the Illini will also play a pair of Final Four teams and take on defending national champions Nebraska twice this fall.