Soccer

Soccer

Illinois hitting the target at higher frequency in 2018

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois was shut out 10 times in the 2017 season, including a stretch of four straight losses to end the 5-14 season at the bottom of the Big Ten standings.

Illini soccer stuns No. 3 Duke on the road

DURHAM, N.C. — Two minutes, one second.

That’s all the time the Illinois soccer team was willing to let No. 3 Duke  hold onto its lead Sunday afternoon.

After the Blue Devils netted the first goal in the 16th minute, the Illini sprung back and netted two of their own before halftime, then held out defensively to shock a top-three team for the first time since 2012.

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.

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