CHAMPAIGN — No Vanessa DiBernardo, no problem.
The Illini star, who was called up to the U.S. Women’s national team that will face Mexico on Tuesday in Washington, D.C., missed Sunday’s game.
No worries, Janelle Flaws scored three goals to give the Illini a 5-1 victory against Illinois State.
LONG BEACH, Calif. — Kevin Hambly’s Illinois volleyball team defeated 18th-ranked Florida State 25-18, 25-23, 25-23 in its season-opening match Friday at the Long Beach State Mizuno Invitational.
CHICAGO — Vanessa DiBernardo has been a fixture for years in the USA Soccer pipeline. Now the University of Illinois senior is hitting the big time in her sport.
DiBernardo was called up to replace injured Megan Rapinoe on the U.S. Women’s National Team for its match Tuesday against Mexico in Washington, D.C. USA Soccer announced the move Thursday.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Freshman Meegan Johnston’s overtime goal lifted Illinois past Louisville 5-4 on Sunday, giving Janet Rayfield’s team a split of its season-opening two-match road swing.
Twentieth-ranked Kevin Anderson has established himself as the best pro tennis player — now or ever — to come out of the University of Illinois. We asked staff writer Jeff Huth to pick the top current and all-time Illini pros in some other sports.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Illinois’ soccer team did something Friday that it hadn’t done since 2007: losing its season opener.
Tenth-ranked Notre Dame defeated the Illini 4-1. UI freshman Casey Conine tallied her team’s goal, scoring in the 66th minute.