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Kopinski, Hiltzik undefeated in doubles

Aleks Vucic was the only Illini to win in singles at the Olympia Field/Fighting Illini Invitational on Sunday, but Illinois walked away from the event with a 14-7 overall mark.

The squad went 11-5 in singles play and 3-2 in doubles during the weekend event.

Two invites, two wins for men's golf

ZIONSVILLE, Ind. — Illinois’ men’s golf team had little trouble winning its second invitational of the young season on Sunday, as Brian Campbell’s medalist performance pushed the Illini to a 30-stroke victory in the Wolf Run Intercollegiate.

The senior finished at 4 under, one of only two players under par in the tournament.

Monday Morning QB: Dudek stars early

After spending more time watching the radar than football Saturday at Memorial Stadium, beat writer Matt Daniels weighs in on the weekend that was:

— Mike Dudek, the true freshman receiver for Illinois, might have another award coming his way.

Kroner's Top 10: Monticello climbs to third

Team (previous.) — record, comment    
1. St. Joseph-Ogden (1) — 4-0, next, vs. Monticello
2. Centennial (2) — 4-0, next, vs. Bloomington    
3. Monticello (8) — 3-1, next, at St. Joseph-Ogden
4. Arcola (4) — 4-0, next, at Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond

Flaws blitzes Purdue late, Illini win

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois’ answer to Purdue’s first real prolonged possession in Illini territory was a couple of quick counters started by booming  kicks from goalkeeper Claire Wheatley. That shift in momentum created multiple scoring opportunities for Illinois in the second half, but didn’t immediately yield any Illini goals.

They did come, though. In a hurry.

UI Women's Soccer vs Purdue

University of Illinois Women's Soccer vs Purdue, Sunday, September 21, 2014 at the Illinois Soccer Stadium. 

Janet Rayfield Postgame Purdue 9-21-2014

Janet Rayfield Postgame Purdue 9-21-2014: Play now!

Brian Moline talks with the Illinois soccer coach after a 3-0 win over the Purdue Boilermakers.

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Asmussen Top 25

Staff writer Bob Asmussen is a voting member of the AP Top 25 football poll. Here is this week's ballot:
TEAM    PREVIOUS    
1. Florida State    1
2. Oregon    2
3. Alabama    3
4. Oklahoma    4
5. Auburn    5
6. Texas A&M    6

Football pick 'em Week 5: Nebraska

It was worth the wait for me…was it the same for you?

Tate: Illini star in late show once again

For a couple of rainy hours, Illini football coach Tim Beckman was chasing Michigan’s Brady Hoke for a spot on the Big Ten hot seat.

For the fourth straight Saturday, Illinois trailed in the second half, this time against a Texas State squad that had upset in mind. But Illinois rallied for the third time at home, surging from a 21-6 deficit to survive.