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.

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.

July 18 Illinois basketball chat

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 12:30pm

What top targets did Brad Underwood and his staff focus on during the first July evaluation period? What's the latest with E.J. Liddell's recruitment? When will the 2018-19 schedule come out? How have summer workouts gone? Beat writer Scott Richey will answer all these questions and more in his weekly chat that tips off at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

Top 50 most important Illini: No. 19, Jamal Milan

Vitals: 6-3, 305, DT

Hometown: Chicago

High School: Al Raby

Kevin Anderson loses in Wimbledon final

KEVIN ANDERSON VS. NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Wimbledon final, Djokovic wins in straight sets

The magical run at Wimbledon for Kevin Anderson has ended.

The former Illini lost in straight sets to Novak Djokovic during Sunday's championship match in front of a capacity crowd at Centre Court despite a valiant effort in the third set.

Top 50 most important Illini: No. 20, MJ Rivers

Vitals: 6-4, 215, QB

Hometown: Frisco, Texas

High School: Lone Star

Conversation with The Washington Post's Ava Wallace

Georgetown basketball is in a rut, with Patrick Ewing’s debut .500 season only marginally better than the last two years of the John Thompson III era. Illinois will face the Hoyas in the Gavitt Tipoff Games this coming season, and the Washington Post’s Ava Wallace breaks down what the Illini might see on Nov. 13 at State Farm Center:

Tipoff: Top 10 most impactful traditional transfers for 2018-19

The graduate-transfer market has changed the college basketball landscape, but there are still those transfers that have to sit out a season. Our college basketball writer looks at 10 of the latter that could have an impact in 2018-19:

1. Dedric Lawson, Kansas