For graduation weekend, we reached out to one athlete from every University of Illinois sport for their take on the college scene. Here's what they had to say.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Kevin Johnson will remember this win for some time.
The Illinois senior right-hander set the school’s career record for innings pitched during the Illini’s 9-2 win at Ohio State on Friday night to push Illinois’ winning streak to five games.
Johnson recorded the Big Ten victory for the Illini (24-10, 6-4) by allowing two hits in 51/3 innings.
Calling Illinois “the perfect fit,” longtime soccer coach Janet Rayfield isn’t about to leave a program she built into an NCAA tournament regular.
That’s a good thing.
Rayfield and Illinois have agreed on a five-year contract extension that soon will be made official.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Illinois’ impressive late-season run ended with a thud.
No. 13 North Carolina had its way in a 9-2 win against the Illini in an NCAA tournament second-round match. Illinois, making its 11th NCAA appearance, finishes 10-9-4.
The Illinois soccer team will try to stay alive in the NCAA tournament when it faces host North Carolina at 5:30 p.m. Friday in a second-round match. Staff writer JEFF HUTH offers four storylines as the Illini try to advance to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2008.
COLUMBIA, Mo. — The scene was all too familiar: NCAA tournament game. At Missouri. Match headed to a penalty kick shootout.
Just like in 2008, this version of the Illini didn’t flinch.
Illinois (10-8-3) at Missouri (14-7-0), 6:30 p.m. today
Setting the scene
CHAMPAIGN — Illinois soccer coach Janet Rayfield was selected as the first female recipient of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America’s Honor Award.
The award, which has been given annually since 1942, is the most prestigious distinction the NSCAA presents to an individual. The award recognizes a person’s contribution to soccer and to the NSCAA.
Following a run to the Big Ten tournament championship match, Janet Rayfield’s Illinois soccer team learned Monday it qualified for the NCAA tournament. A look: