Tate: Illini have clean slate with Self

Reputation is a wonderful thing.

It can carry you part way, perhaps gain a foot in the door. But ultimately it boils down to production.

And that's where 6-foot-10 Brian Cook stands today.

UI runner honored by Big Ten

Illinois sophomore Amber Hunt was named the Big Ten Women's Cross-Country Athlete of the Week on Tuesday.

Webber out for season

Illinois volleyball player Sue Webber needs knee surgery and will be sidelined for the remainder of the season, UI coach Don Hardin said today.

Tate: UI revival in football put on hold

It takes months to piece together the fragments and determine why a jumbo airliner goes down.

And it'll remain an ongoing mystery why Ron Turner's Illini teams have been so severely outclassed by Minnesota in their last two football meetings.

Iowa kickoff set for 1 p.m.

The Illinois-Iowa football game Oct. 14 at Memorial Stadium will start at 1 p.m. and won't be televised.

Review and preview

Every game has a defining moment when the outcome is established. Here's the play from Saturday's Illinois-Minnesota game:

Illinois slips at home

   CHAMPAIGN  It is difficult to win on the road in the Big Ten Conference, as the Illinois football team learned Saturday. But on Sunday, the Illinois soccer team found out it''s not easy to win at home.

   Emily Brown scored her seventh goal of the season in the first half, but the Illini lost 4-1 to Michigan. Illinois (7-4, 3-2 Big Ten) dropped to 5-1 at home this season.

Illini Nuger ties for 12th in Northern

Illinois senior Larry Nuger didn't let the home-crowd jitters get the best of him Sunday at Stone Creek Golf Club in Urbana.

Nuger shot a 1-under-par 71 in the second round and followed with a final-round 76 to finish tied for 12th at 223 at the Northern Intercollegiate.

Illini licking their wounds

CHAMPAIGN – On Sunday, all was quiet Sunday at the Illinois football offices.

Coach Ron Turner was out of the office by noon. He had different events to attend with his kids.

Except for the few who needed treatment, the players weren't required to set foot in the building. The assistant coaches had the day off, too.

Gophers rip Illinois defense

MINNEAPOLIS – A second-half defensive collapse attributed to weariness under the stars against Michigan led directly to a first-half disaster with fresh troops Saturday in the Metrodome.

Was there carryover ... some sort of connection?