STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – Ron Turner won't wait until today to name his starting quarterback for the Penn State game.
Turner planned to talk with assistant coach Craig Ver Steeg on Friday night before announcing the decision to the contenders, junior Kirk Johnson and freshman Kurt Kittner.
Freshman forward Emily Brown keeps getting her kicks for the University of Illinois soccer team.
Brown, who scored three goals in the Illini's home victory Wednesday against Washington University of St. Louis, added two more Friday as Illinois defeated Missouri 2-1 at Walton Stadium in Columbia, Mo.
CHAMPAIGN – It probably should come as no surprise that middle-distance runners generally aren't too crazy about cross-country.
After all, which sounds more appealing: running 800 or 1,500 meters on an even track or logging 5,000 meters over some hilly countryside?
ST. LOUIS – Alison Czmarko has never swam a stroke for her school.
That'll change next year when the Corjesu Academy senior enters the University of Illinois.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – There are no quick, easy solutions to the Illinois football problem.
And the plains-wide difficulties seem to multiply when you look across the chasm and see the latest antagonist.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – With each victory, Penn State coach Joe Paterno moves closer to Bear Bryant's Division I-A record 323 wins.
Today against Paterno's Nittany Lions, Illinois coach Ron Turner goes after a milestone victory of his own.
Sure, college football will get a "true" No. 1 at the end of the season.
I admit, college football has more television exposure than any time in its history.
Yes, stadiums are filling at a record pace. Ohio State is expanding its building. Michigan couldn't take it when Tennessee had bigger crowds.
This week''s guest: kicker Neil Rackers
The seating chart isn't the only big change they've made at the Assembly Hall.
HIT THE SLOPES: Olympic gold-medal skier Picabo Street plans to be in Champaign for the Nov. 7 Illinois-Indiana game.
Street, who met Illinois coach Ron Turner on a flight, promised to sing the national anthem. She'll come to town Friday and take the field before Saturday's game, the home finale for the Illini.