CHAMPAIGN — The swanky Colonnades Club at Memorial Stadium hosts 1,000-plus Illinois football fans on Saturdays in the fall.
In the offseason, the calendar is crammed with wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners and private parties.
You won’t usually find Illinois baseball coach Dan Hartleb in his office on a Tuesday morning in July. Whether he’s on the road recruiting or using the Illini’s offseason to get in some vacation time, it’s not guaranteed you’ll catch him at his desk.
But that’s where Hartleb was this Tuesday. The circumstances dictated it.
First in a three-part series
URBANA — A Champaign County judge has rejected a former University of Illinois football staffer's constitutional challenge to the unlawful use of weapons statute.
A ruling issued by Judge Heidi Ladd Tuesday means aggravated unlawful use of weapons charges against Matt Sinclair, 31, of Savoy, will proceed.
Counting down the 50 most important Illini.
No. 26: Austin Schmidt, OL
Veteran college football writer Bob Asmussen counts down his Top 50 teams for the 2014 season.
No. 26: Kansas State
Coach: Bill Snyder
2013 record: 8-5
Projected 2014 record: 8-4
Circle the date: Oct. 18 at Oklahoma
The revamped Okaw Valley Conference will have a new look this school year.
And again in two years. Maroa-Forsyth will depart the league after its board of education voted 4-3 Monday night to join the Sangamo Conference once the 2016-17 school year starts.
Two Illinois football players found their name on preseason national award watch lists on Monday.
Linebacker Mason Monheim was one of 51 linebackers named to the Butkus Award watch list, and tight end Matt LaCosse was one of 42 tight ends put on the College Football Performance Awards Tight End Trophy list.
Former Illini basketball player Tom Michael is taking over the Eastern Illinois athletic department. What does it mean ...
For Michael ...