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Illini sweep Indiana in Big Ten opener

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Illinois proved a few things in Wednesday night's Big Ten opener at Indiana.

Namely, given enough time in a long rally, the Illini can find a sliver of opportunity to end it with a point in their favor. Or that their block remains a hard-to-penetrate wall no matter who's in the front row. Or that even out of system, their attack can be potent.

Back home in Indiana

CHAMPAIGN — Indiana fans will have to watch one of their own hammer shots from the outside-hitter position for three rotations when Illinois takes on the Hoosiers today inside University Gym in Bloomington, Ind. 

Next, those same fans will watch three more rotations from another in-state product. 

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.

Sept. 20 Illinois basketball, football & volleyball chat

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 12:30pm

Just because it's the bye week for Lovie Smith's Illini doesn't mean there aren't some discussions to be had about the Illinois football team through three games. Quarterback controversy anybody? We'll see.

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.

Sept. 13 Illinois basketball, football & volleyball chat

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 3:00pm

Scott Richey is bound for Tampa later this week ahead of Friday night's Illinois football game at South Florida. Before he departs, though, he'll answer questions on a variety of Illinois topics. Like, can Lovie Smith's program improve to 3-0 before Big Ten play starts on Sept. 29? When will Brad Underwood land his first Class of 2018 commit?

Tough homecoming for UI

CHAMPAIGN — First home match of the season.

Defending national champion Stanford on the schedule.

Former Illinois coach Kevin Hambly leading the Cardinal.

Tough homecoming for Illinois volleyball against Stanford

CHAMPAIGN — First home match of the season. Defending national champion Stanford on the schedule. Former Illinois coach Kevin Hambly leading the Cardinal.

A sellout crowd of 4,152 wasn’t exactly a surprise. Fans turned out in droves to catch Illinois take on the No. 4 team in the country led by its former coach.

UI Volleyball vs. Stanford

Illinois volleyball vs. Stanford in a Big10/Big12 Challlange match at Huff Hall in Urbana on Friday, Sept. 8, 2017.

He's back!

Hear from Hambly Saturday at 9:15 on WDWS.