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UI Women's Soccer vs Iowa

University of Illinois Women's Soccer vs Iowa on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017 at Illinois Soccer Stadium.

UI: 150 years, 1,000 stories, 100 videos

They hail from six continents — the Urbana-born doctor who's devoted the past three decades to caring for the poorest of the poor in East Africa; the dreamer from Freeport who grew up with 16 brothers and sisters and went on to become the first black American billionaire; the South Korean journalist who never thought she'd see her byline in the student newspaper, being a self-described "FOTB" (

UI Soccer vs Minnesota

University of Illinois Soccer vs Minnesota, Sunday, October 15, 2017 at the Illinois Soccer Stadium.

Weekly Planner: Illinois soccer

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Philadelphia at Chicago Fire, Sunday, 4 p.m.

Until recently I didn't pay much attention to the Fire. Then they signed German star Bastian Schweinsteiger and I took notice. Add in the fact that they're in the MLS playoffs this season, and suddenly the Fire are a team worth watching.

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Oct. 6 Ask the Sports Editor chat

Friday, October 6, 2017 - 2:00pm

Will a quarterback change spark the Illinois football team Saturday at Iowa? Is there anything else Lovie Smith and Co. can do to right the ship? On the high school side of things, which teams and players are the ones to watch with postseason play beginning to get underway? Anything is fair game in sports editor Matt Daniels' weekly chat, which gets going at 2 p.m. on Friday.

UI Women's Soccer vs Rutgers

 University of Illinois Women's Soccer vs Rutgers, Sunday, September 24, 2017 at Illinois Soccer Stadium. 

‘I just immediately accepted it’

CHAMPAIGN — Meredith Johnson-Monfort was worried.

Her chance to impress college soccer coaches was done after breaking her lateral tibial plateau in the Presidents Cup national title game with her club team, Illinois Fire Juniors, in Auburndale, Fla., on July 16.

Sept. 22 Ask the Sports Editor chat

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 2:00pm

Will the bye week make a difference for Illinois football when it returns to action Sept. 29 against Nebraska? Is that a winnable game given the Cornhuskers' struggles? On the high school side, which teams and players are the ones to watch with postseason play approaching? Anything is fair game in sports editor Matt Daniels' weekly chat, which gets going at 2 p.m. on Friday.

Tate: You haven't heard the last of me just yet

Elephants have the right idea.

When their time comes, they shuffle off to their designated area — no matter the distance — and pass quietly from the scene. There's a certain dignity about it.

I'm not yet ready for that, for sure, but I mistakenly thought I could do Douglas MacArthur's "old soldier" bit and let 51-year-old Tatelines fade unnoticed from the writing scene.

Weekly Planner: Illini soccer begins Big Ten play

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Cardinals at Cubs,1:20 p.m., Friday