UI roundup: Volleyball falls to No. 13 after losses

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois dropped six spots to No. 13 in the latest American Volleyball Coaches Association poll released Monday.

Oct. 5 Bob Asmussen Chat

Monday, October 5, 2015 - 11:00am

How will the Illinois football team perform in its first Big Ten road trip to Iowa? Is Bill Cubit going to be back next seasno? Is Mikey Dudek going to be back this season? Our longtime college football writer is ready to take your questions about Illinois and anything else on your mind.

Sunday Conversation: Isaiah Martinez

Isaiah Martinez is kicking off his 157-pound title defense with an invite to the NWCA All-Star Classic on Nov. 1 in Atlanta, where he’ll face Virginia Tech’s Nick Brascetta in a dual match that features some of the country’s best wrestlers.

Sept. 28 Bob Asmussen Chat

Monday, September 28, 2015 - 11:00am

How well did Bill Cubit's team play against Middle Tennessee? Does it have a chance against Nebraska? Who is making a move toward the playoffs? Our longtime college football writer is ready to take these questions and anything else you have in mind.

NCAA champ receives invite

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois wrestler Isaiah Martinez, the defending NCAA champion at 157 pounds, was selected for the 50th annual NWCA All-Star Classic on Nov. 1 in Atlanta.

Illini legends, lists and lore: Bob Dintelmann

Bob Dintelmann, former Illinois distance runner and winner of the 1957 Big Ten Conference Medal of Honor, celebrates his 80th birthday on Monday.

The Belleville native answered an ad in the Daily Illini and walked on to coach Leo Johnson’s track and field squad in January 1954. A few weeks later, Dintelmann placed third at the Big Ten Indoor Track Championships.

Tate: Crowded at top for UI greats

The News-Gazette’s five-person “fan favorites” piqued my interest this week as I tried to imagine five Illini athletes who flashed more greatness and staying power than Olympic champion Bobby Richards and football superstars Dick Butkus, J.C. Caroline and Buddy Young.

Sept. 21 Bob Asmussen Chat

Monday, September 21, 2015 - 11:00am

How did the Illini look at North Carolina? Are the folks in Chapel Hill sorry about the 2005 NCAA title game? Which teams are at the top of the College Football Playoff race? Longtime college football writer Bob Asmussen is ready to take your questions on any topic. Keep him busy please.

Sept. 14 Bob Asmussen Chat

Monday, September 14, 2015 - 11:00am

Ask our longtime college football writer about the Illinois start, the team's chances to break into his Top 25 and how he thinks it will do in Chapel Hill. And ask him about any other topic too.

Tate: Getting to the points on Thomas

Administrators administrate. Fundraisers chase money. Professors teach.

In most cases, our jobs aren’t complicated. Salesmen sell. Accountants run numbers. Farmers farm.

But as we’re starting to understand with the travails of the UI’s Mike Thomas, the obligations of a collegiate athletic director run the gamut of complexity.