Rayfield, fans proud of effort


Bob Asmussen: Reda gets kick out of gig

It is going to get loud.

At least that’s Jason Reda’s hope.

The former Illinois kicker is the general manager of Champaign’s Derailed.

Open less than a year, the downtown bar has become Soccer Central during the U.S. World Cup matches.

At 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Reda opens the doors at Derailed. Five hours, 30 minutes earlier than usual.

Delgado, Flaws honored

CHAMPAIGN — Wrestler Jesse Delgado and soccer player Jannelle Flaws received the 2013-14 Dike Eddleman Awards on Thursday, a recognition of the top male and female University of Illinois athletes.

By winning the Eddleman Awards, the two are also eligible for Big Ten Athlete of the Year honors.

Two Illini earn second-team All-America honors

EUGENE, Ore. — Illinois’ Joe McAsey earned second-team All-America honors, placing 14th in the 800-meter semifinals Wednesday at the NCAA Track and Field Championships.

McAsey was clocked in 1 minute, 49.67 seconds. Mississippi State’s Brandon McBride posted the top time in 1:48.09.

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Sunday conversation: Vanessa DiBernardo

From the time Vanessa DiBernardo arrived at the University of Illinois in the fall of 2010, earning Big Ten Freshman of the Year honors in women’s soccer, it was apparent she was a special talent.

Illini Legends, Lists and Lore: Gene Kenney

Illini Legends, Lists & Lore
Gene Kenney

Celebrating his 86th birthday Thursday is former Illini wrestler Gene Kenney.

Born and raised in Urbana, he’s the son of legendary wrestling coach Harold “Hek” Kenney, namesake of Kenney Gym on Springfield Avenue.

Gene was a 1950 letter winner and graduated that year.

Schuldt rates second-team league honor

ROSEMONT — Illinois senior Ember Schuldt was named to the All-Big Ten second team in women’s golf, the conference announced Tuesday.

Tate: Color me a fan of new uniforms

If Fighting Illini performance is as snappy as their flashy new uniforms, happy days are on the orange and blue horizon.

What do you think of the new look? Let our columnist know here

Nike Rebranding: 4/16/14

The Nike rebranding celebration and the first showing of the new Illini uniforms for all sports at the Great Hall at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts in Urbana on Wednesday, April 16, 2014.

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