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Jeff Huth spent months researching how much Illinois has spent on recruiting in recent years. He found that across the board, the Illini are major players on the recruiting scene.

Tate: Volleyball might lead rebirth

CHAMPAIGN – If you haven't seen Laura DeBruler, the slam-bang kill-shot artist from Downers Grove, you'll get your last chance Friday and maybe Saturday at Huff Hall.

DeBruler, Bartsch lead parade of UI honorees

CHAMPAIGN – Michelle Bartsch was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year and Laura DeBruler was a unanimous All-Big Ten pick Monday when the league announced its postseason awards.

Bartsch, a right side hitter, is seventh in the league in blocks at 1.21 per set. She has been effective on offense as well, collecting 280 kills this season.

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Soccer falls in Sweet 16

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – One of the deepest postseason runs for Illinois women's soccer has ended.

The Illini lost 3-0 to North Carolina at Fetzer Field in front of 1,852 fans braving temperatures in the 30s.

UI goalie has Tar Heels on her mind

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — When Janet Rayfield leads her Illinois soccer team onto Fetzer Field on Saturday for an NCAA Sweet 16 matchup against North Carolina, the Tar Heels alum won't be the only Illini already familiar with the surroundings.

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Staff writer Jeff Huth's review and preview of all things Illinois

Sweet 16 trip has Rayfield, Illini excited

Janet Rayfield is worried about Saturday's Sweet 16 soccer match at 18-time NCAA champ North Carolina.

Illini earn shot at Sweet 16

COLUMBIA, Mo. – The wait was worth it for Illinois coach Janet Rayfield's women's soccer team.

Sophomore forward Jordan Hilbrands scored in the 103rd minute, giving the Illini a 1-0 double-overtime victory against Memphis on Friday in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

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Staff writer Jeff Huth's review and preview of all things Illinois.