Two developers, one project, competing ideas

CHAMPAIGN — Champaign developer Peter Fox is aggressively comparing his plan for a multisports arena for the University of Illinois against one that has been advanced by local developer Hans Grotelueschen in partnership with the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District.

Fate up in the air: Illini on NCAA tournament bubble

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois has taken a purposefully narrow view on its season. Pardon what's become a popular cliché, the Illini's most important match has always been the next one on the schedule.

UI Volleyball vs Wisconsin

University of Illinois Volleyball vs Wisconsin, Friday, November 17, 2017, at Huff Hall. The Illini fell to the Badgers 3 games to 1. 

Tamas lands 2021 commitment

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois has already made significant headway on its 2019 recruiting class with three commitments since Chris Tamas took the job in February. The Illini got started on its 2021 class late Monday with a commitment from Brooke Mosher.

Top of the Morning, Nov. 10, 2017

DAVE LOANE can't be two places at once. That's where SCOTT BEATTY comes in.

With longtime WDWS announcer Loane scheduled to call Illinois volleyball matches in Michigan this weekend, he isn't available for the start of the Illinois women's basketball season.

Nov. 9 Illinois basketball chat

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 12:30pm

This is the week. The early signing period begins Wednesday, with Ayo Dosunmu set to sign with Illinois. Then comes the start of the 2017-18 season Friday for Brad Underwood and the Illini. Will they fare better than they did in their charity exhibition against Eastern Illinois?

Illini sweep Northwestern, snap streak

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois’ shot at a sweep was slipping away in the second set Wednesday night against Northwestern.

Wildcats’ outside hitter Symone Abbott was just as tough to stop as she was in the first set, fellow outside hitter Nia Robinson was less efficient but still slipped a few more shots through the Illini defense and Northwestern was honing in on a second set victory.

Nov. 1 Illinois basketball chat

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 12:30pm

This week's chat marks the start of November. It really is basketball season. Illinois has a charity exhibtion at Eastern Illinois on the schedule for Friday. A week later? The season opener against Southern at State Farm Center. What will beat writer Scott Richey be looking for Friday in Charleston? Which players will factor into the starting lineup and rotation?

UI Volleyball vs Penn State

University of Illinois Volleyball vs Penn State, Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Huff Hall. 

Illini volleyball's Bastianelli sending it all back

CHAMPAIGN — Ali Bastianelli was arguably the best defensive middle blocker in the country last season.

Statistically, no other argument really could be made. Bastianelli led the nation in total blocks and blocks per set.