Illinois Year in Review: Memorable moments

Illinois Year in Review: Memorable moments

July 2013
Illinois quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase marries high school sweetheart Morgan in Kansas City, Mo., and has three Illini teammates serve as groomsmen.

August 2013
Installation of new, bigger scoreboard in south end zone at Memorial Stadium is completed, along with lettering along facade of press box honoring past teams and retired numbers.

September 2013
Illinois Street Jam takes place, showcasing men’s and women’s basketball teams on a temporary court during an outdoor season kickoff event at Green Street and Wright Street.

October 2013
Illinois volleyball beats Ohio State 3-1 at Huff Hall and raises nearly $5,000 for the Mills Breast Cancer Institute in Urbana after pink jerseys the Illini wore are auctioned.

November 2013
Michael Finke and Leron Black sign letters of intent to play basketball at Illinois, while Cliff Alexander picks Kansas over Illinois and Quentin Snider decommits from Illinois before picking Louisville.

December 2013
Tim Beckman says he doesn’t plan on making any changes to his coaching staff despite a second consecutive losing season.

January 2014
UI women’s basketball pulls an upset with a 61-51 win at Michigan State, the last win for the Illini as they end the season on an 11-game losing streak.

February 2014
Kevin Duchene throws a three-hit shutout as the Illinois baseball team beats No. 23 Florida 6-0 on the Gators’ home field.

March 2014
Construction starts on State Farm Center hours after Illinois loses 84-53 to Michigan in its worst loss of the season.

April 2014
Athletes from several different sports model new uniforms and apparel that Illinois will wear this school year in Nike rebranding.

May 2014
Illinois men’s track and field finds itself in last place after the first day of the Big Ten outdoor meet before surging up the leaderboard and finishing in second.

June 2014
Future Illini men’s basketball player D.J. Williams averages 20 points, seven rebounds and five assists in helping Chicago Simeon win a championship at the MPAC Elite International Tournament in Dubai.

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