Aug. 31 Ask the Sports Editor chat

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 2:00pm

Both the IlliniHQ football yearbook (previewing the 2017 Illini) and high school football preview special section are out. Illinois gets its season underway Saturday, while the high school teams dive into Week 2 of their season. Of course, multiple fall sports at area high schools are well underway. Who's stood out for them. Which Illini might stand out come the weekend?

'War chant' decision in works for more than a year

Kent Brown touched on the 'war chant' during a Saturday morning appearance on WDWS 1400-AM. Listen to the podcast here

Aug. 24 Ask the Sports Editor chat

Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 2:00pm

Have you picked up your copy of the IlliniHQ football yearbook previewing the 2017 season? If you haven't, make sure you do and then ask Sports editor Matt Daniels about it. Then keep an eye out for the high school football preview special section.

Late goal lifts Illini to win

CHAMPAIGN — Junior Patricia George’s header came at the perfect time for the Illini.

With time winding down it looked as if Illinois soccer would draw with the DePaul Blue Demons. However a shot from Illinois’ Kelly Maday deflected to George who put it in the back of the net to give Illinois the lead and a 2-1 victory on Sunday at Illinois Soccer Stadium.

UI Soccer vs DePaul

The University of Illinois Soccer vs DePaul, Sunday, August 20, 2017 at the Illinois Soccer Field. Illinois defeated DePaul 2-1. 

Tigers defeat Illini at home

CHAMPAIGN — Arianna Veland’s first career goal put the Illinois soccer team ahead late in the first half on Friday night.

But the sophomore midfielder’s goal didn’t stand up for the Illini in their season opener against Missouri, with Missouri rallying to win 3-1 after Illinois led 1-0 at halftime.

UI Soccer vs. Missouri 2017

Illinois Soccer's home opener against Missouri at Illinois Soccer Stadium in Champaign on Friday, August 18, 2017.

The fall sports season for Illini athletics is here

The 2017-18 sports season is officially underway, and staff writer SCOTT RICHEY lays out when every Illini fall sport has its opener:

Today vs. Missouri

UI makes logo change official

The University of Illinois announced today that it will return to a single logo — the orange block "I" still used by Illinois athletics — as it moves to unify its branding.

2017 UI soccer team: Picture Day

Meet the members of the 2017-18 University of Illinois soccer team.