The University of Illinois' highest-paid employee also drives one of the snazziest cars you'll see in a Campustown lot — for free.
When men's basketball coach John Groce hits the road to watch a high school recruit play, he does so in style, in a 2015 BMW X5 valued at $68,075.
EAST LANSING, Mich. — Jannelle Flaws certainly picked an opportune moment to snap her six-match scoreless streak. Held without a goal since Sept. 6, the all-time leading scorer in Illinois history scored on a penalty kick with one second remaining to ultimately salvage a 1-1 tie against Michigan State after the Illini played their third consecutive double-overtime match.
CHAMPAIGN — Allison Stucky scored on an assist from Jannelle Flaws in the first half, leading Illinois to a 1-1 tie against Ohio State on Friday night in a Big Ten soccer match.
The Buckeyes (6-3-3, 1-2-2) answered in the first half, and there was no scoring in the second half or in the two overtime periods.
The Illini (8-2-2, 2-1-2) outshot Ohio State 22-14.
CHAMPAIGN — Jannelle Flaws spent Wednesday’s practice watching from the sidelines at Illinois Soccer Stadium.
But the all-time leading goal scorer in Illinois history wasn’t going to stay off the field forever.
Beat writer Scott Richey is handling any and all inquiries into Kevin Hambly's program after the Illini opened up the Big Ten slate this past weekend with wins at Maryland and Rutgers. More road trips await Illinois, starting with Wednesday's highly-anticipated match at Wisconsin. Volleyball not your forte?
CHAMPAIGN — Two points.
The difference between a tie and a win. Seemingly inconsequential, right?
Maybe in nonconference play. But it’s an entirely different animal when it comes to a Big Ten season that only lasts 11 matches. Particularly this season, when the conference might be the closest — the most competitive top to bottom — it has been in years.
Born 128 years ago Monday — Sept. 28, 1887 — was Illini legend Avery Brundage. His greatest fame came from 1952 to 1972, when his served as president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
CHAMPAIGN — Illinois spent the final part of Wednesday’s practice working on set plays off corner kicks from the right side of the north end of the field at Illinois Soccer Stadium.
It paid off Thursday night.