Illini legends, lists and lore: Cecil Coleman

Born on this date in 1924 was former University of Illinois athletic director Cecil Coleman. He assumed those duties on Aug. 1, 1972, replacing Gene Vance. Coleman was hired from Wichita State University after one year in that role.

Flaws returns for sixth season

The news the Illinois soccer team was expecting (fingers crossed) and hoping for came Monday from the NCAA — Jannelle Flaws is getting her sixth year of eligibility. The Glenview native has been a part of the Illinois program since 2010 but missed her true freshman season recovering from a high school ACL tear and then suffered another one in 2012.

Neal, others get message out

CHAMPAIGN — T.J. Neal is confident on the football field.

Illini roundup: Golfers win Match Play crown

PALM COAST, Fla. — The top-ranked Illinois men’s golf team lived up to its billing Monday, defeating Maryland and Michigan to win the Big Ten Match Play Championships at Hammock Beach Resort’s Conservatory Course.

Illinois beat the Wolverines 3-2 in the championship match after the Illini won 3-2 against Maryland in the semifinals.

Tate: Digging into numbers unearths unfair setup

A “level playing field” was always a myth.

It became even more so last month when the Power-5 conferences voted to allow athletic scholarships up to “cost of attendance,” resulting in additional stipends for full-scholarship athletes at numbers varying, within the Big Ten, from about $1,900 at Purdue to around $5,700 at Penn State.

What’s fair about that?

UI roundup: Soccer signs four recruits

CHAMPAIGN — The Illinois women’s soccer team finalized its 2015 class Friday, adding two midfielders, a forward and a defender.

The biggest sports story of 2014 is ...

The biggest sports stories of 2014 happened as much off the field as on the field. Some involved children and teenagers who inspired us. Others involved NFL superstars, an NFL newcomer and their commissioner. A look back at the 14 biggest of  '14:


Flaws claims another soccer honor

CHAMPAIGN — The Illinois soccer season ended the first full week of November with a 2-0 loss to Wisconsin in the Big Ten tournament, but the postseason honors for Jannelle Flaws haven’t stopped.

Flaws named All-American

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois forward Jannelle Flaws was named an NSCAA/Continental Tire third-team All-American on Friday — the first All-America honor of her career. The Glenview native led the Big Ten and tied for 11th in the NCAA with 17 goals this season. She was named first-team All-Great Lakes Region on Wednesday and unanimous Big Ten Forward of the Year on Nov. 4.

Flaws repeats feat

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois’ Jannelle Flaws earned her second consecutive NSCAA/Continental Tire All-Great Lakes Region first-team honor Wednesday. The redshirt senior forward led the Big Ten and finished tied for 11th in the nation with 17 goals this season.