UI: 150 years, 1,000 stories, 100 videos

They hail from six continents — the Urbana-born doctor who's devoted the past three decades to caring for the poorest of the poor in East Africa; the dreamer from Freeport who grew up with 16 brothers and sisters and went on to become the first black American billionaire; the South Korean journalist who never thought she'd see her byline in the student newspaper, being a self-described "FOTB" (

Sept. 22 Ask the Sports Editor chat

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 2:00pm

Will the bye week make a difference for Illinois football when it returns to action Sept. 29 against Nebraska? Is that a winnable game given the Cornhuskers' struggles? On the high school side, which teams and players are the ones to watch with postseason play approaching? Anything is fair game in sports editor Matt Daniels' weekly chat, which gets going at 2 p.m. on Friday.

Tate: You haven't heard the last of me just yet

Elephants have the right idea.

When their time comes, they shuffle off to their designated area — no matter the distance — and pass quietly from the scene. There's a certain dignity about it.

I'm not yet ready for that, for sure, but I mistakenly thought I could do Douglas MacArthur's "old soldier" bit and let 51-year-old Tatelines fade unnoticed from the writing scene.

Tate: Big man ready for his biggest challenge yet at U.S. Open

Randy Johnson, a 6-foot-10 menace, was the scariest lefty of all time. Coming mostly sidearm, he topped out at 102 mph in fanning a southpaw record of 4,875 major league batters.

Former Illini Anderson advances to U.S. Open final

NEW YORK — Former Illini Kevin Anderson made history in the Big Apple on Friday. 

Anderson, the No. 28 seed, defeated Pablo Carreno Busta 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 to advance to Sunday's championship match of the U.S. Open. In the process, the 31 year old became the lowest-ranked finalist at the tournament since the ATP rankings began in 1973.

UI launches $60 million effort to recruit more 'superstar' professors

URBANA — A initiative to attract more "superstar" professors to the University of Illinois — and offset faculty losses during a two-year budget impasse — kicked off this semester.

Kevin Anderson reaches U.S. Open's final four

Illinois coach Brad Dancer chatted about his former tennis star, who is into the U.S. Open semifinals after his late-night, technically early-morning win on Wednesday against Sam Querrey in New York.

What was that atmosphere like during Tuesday night's match?

NOW: Monday Morning QBs

What'd you think of the Ball State game? Still bummed about the war chant decision? Excited to see Kevin Hambly back in Huff Hall?

Loren Tate and Jim Turpin kick off another season of 'Monday Morning Quarterbacks' at 9 a.m. today on WDWS 1400-AM.

Tom Kacich: 'War chant' rooted in theme song of 1950s cartoon

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That so-called "war chant" that has so many Illinois sports fans emotional is time-honored, but perhaps not in the way you think.

BTN turns 10

Today, the Big Ten Network celebrates its 10th anniversary. In this week's podcast, 'Tatelines: Unedited,' Dave Revsine tells of the moment when Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany gave the project the green light.