MINNEAPOLIS — A sequence of events had to occur for the Illinois soccer season not to come to a dissatisfying conclusion Wednesday night at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium against Minnesota. The Illini needed Ohio State or Michigan State — either one, it didn’t matter — to win that matchup in Columbus, Ohio. Illinois needed a win, too.
CHAMPAIGN — Illinois’ grasp on the final Big Ten tournament berth remains tenuous after a 2-0 loss to Northwestern on Saturday night in the team’s final home match of the season.
Illinois volleyball is coming off a loss Saturday against Nebraska — but at least it's not six in a row after the Illini snapped their losing streak Friday against Iowa. Indiana and Purdue are next. Can Illinois get back on track in the Hoosier State? Will all parts of the Illini attack start firing at the same time? Beat writer Scott Richey has your answers in his weekly 4:30 p.m.
CHAMPAIGN — Illinois broke through in Big Ten play three weeks ago. After a less-than-stellar start to conference action, beating a ranked Rutgers team and topping Maryland on a golden goal in double overtime had the Illini in the top quarter of the league.
Ties to Ohio State and Michigan State followed.
CHAMPAIGN — Illinois nearly doubled up Iowa in total shot attempts and had triple the number on goal, but the Hawkeyes capitalized on an Illini miscue late in the second half for a 1-0 victory on Thursday at Illinois Soccer Stadium.
The Illinois volleyball team has dropped four straight Big Ten matches with Iowa and Nebraska headed to Huff Hall this weekend. Beat writer Scott Richey was at Huff for the last two losses, and you can pick his brain during his weekly chat at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. He'll also take any Illini women's basketball questions you have. And why not throw some women's soccer questions his way, too.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Jannelle Flaws’ team-leading ninth goal of the season wasn’t enough for Illinois soccer Sunday as the Illini fell 3-1 to host Michigan.
The University of Illinois' highest-paid employee also drives one of the snazziest cars you'll see in a Campustown lot — for free.
When men's basketball coach John Groce hits the road to watch a high school recruit play, he does so in style, in a 2015 BMW X5 valued at $68,075.
EAST LANSING, Mich. — Jannelle Flaws certainly picked an opportune moment to snap her six-match scoreless streak. Held without a goal since Sept. 6, the all-time leading scorer in Illinois history scored on a penalty kick with one second remaining to ultimately salvage a 1-1 tie against Michigan State after the Illini played their third consecutive double-overtime match.