Soccer

Soccer

Illini athletics are on the horizon

August is here. And that means Illinois athletics are nearly back in session. Here are four key dates to watch out for this month:

FRIDAY

UI Soccer Media Day 2018

Athletes from the University of Illinois soccer team met with reporters and posed for photos on the field at Illinois Soccer Stadium during soccer media day Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, on the University of Illinois campus in Champaign.

Top of the Morning, July 20, 2018

DAVE REVSINE, the Voice of Big Ten Network, is hosting Tuesday's Big Ten Kickoff Luncheon at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile.

Revsine, a former ESPN announcer, has been with BTN since its inception in 2007. He was the first one to speak on the channel:

UI trustees ready to kick off a full day of meetings

University of Illinois trustees have a full day of meetings at the Illini Union today, starting at 8:30 a.m. with three committee meetings. The regular business meeting at 12:30 p.m. starts with a closed session, followed by the public portion at 2 p.m.

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 Year in Review: Grading the programs

Men's gymnastics: A

Why an A: The Illini won what had been an elusive Big Ten title then followed it up with an individual NCAA champ (Alex Diab on rings) and a third-place national finish as a team.

Illini Year in Review: The Lists

Top male athletes

1. Bren Spillane, baseball. The third-round MLB draft pick was one of three position players nationally to earn consensus (all six) All-American honors.

2. Alex Diab, gymnastics. A national championship on rings for the Glen Ellyn native was Illinois' third on the event and 58th total.

Illini soccer sets schedule

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois' 2018 soccer schedule will pit the Illini against eight teams ranked in the final United Soccer Coaches Top 25 last season — including two in their first two matches — after the full slate was unveiled Wednesday.

Build it or 'get lapped'

The night before Friday's Hall of Fame Gala in Chicago, heavyweights from Illinois basketball gathered for a Champions Summit.

The message:

"We need to get busy," senior associate athletic director for development Howard Milton said. "You don't get passed in this, you can get lapped in the Big Ten in terms of facilities."

Radio special: Illini in Chicago

A slew of Illini Hall of Famers took part in a special three-hour edition of "Saturday SportsTalk" live from Chicago.

Among the guests who joined Steve Kelly and Loren Tate: Josh Whitman, Lou Henson, Dana Howard, Jim Grabowski, Darrin Fletcher, Dave Downey, Tara Hurless, Kendall Gill, Bruce Douglas, Deron Williams, Nancy Brookhart Cherin and Scott Langley.