High-pressure offense not enough for UI soccer

CHAMPAIGN — The 17 shots Illinois got off in the second half of Sunday’s game against Michigan is a number most teams wouldn’t be too upset about having in two games.

The Illini ended up with 23 total shots, but just six on goal in a 2-1 loss to the Wolverines. The rush of shots in the second half all pretty much had one thing in common — near miss.

Mark your calendars: Playoff football times set

Times and dates have been set for the first-round football games involving area teams:

Hiltzik, Vukic lead Illini in three-day event

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Illinois men’s tennis players Aron Hiltzik and Aleks Vukic each posted 4-0 records in singles play at the Conference Challenge, which concluded Sunday.

The three-day competition saw the Illini go 15-12 in singles play and 5-6 in doubles action.

Soccer falls, earns spot in conference tourney

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois was assured a spot in the Big Ten Tournament by halftime of Sunday’s game against Michigan by virtue of Nebraska’s 3-1 loss to Ohio State.

It was a piece of information, however, the Illini didn’t have. So trailing Michigan 2-1 with 30 minutes to play after Jessica Heifetz scored the go-ahead goal off a set piece, Illinois kept up the pressure offensively.

Monday Morning QB: Illini 'D' puts opponents at a loss

While Illinois football beat writer Matt Daniels tried his best to comprehend how parity found its way into the Big Ten this weekend — and failed to do so — he weighs in on the weekend that was:

Creating chaos

Hill's confidence noticeable in scrimmage

CHAMPAIGN — Since he’s arrived at Illinois, the buzzword most commonly associated with Malcolm Hill has been “potential.” Illinois’ 6-foot-6 sophomore guard flashed that potential toward the end of his freshman season when he started the last 12 games.

Asmussen Top 25

Staff writer Bob Asmussen is a member of the AP Top 25 voting panel. Here is this week's ballot:



UI fans still waiting for football rebirth

CHAMPAIGN — Back in the good old days (aka the Mike White years), when Tom Gorman and his friends walked into Memorial Stadium, the atmosphere was electric, with people jumping up and down — so much so, Gorman remembers the structure shaking.

Illini legends, lists and lore: Otto Vogel

Illini Legends, Lists & Lore: Otto Vogel

Born on this date 115 years ago today (Sunday, Oct. 26) was Illini baseball great Otto Vogel. Born in Mendota and a graduate of Davenport (Iowa) High School, his parents came to the United States from Germany. Vogel matriculated to the University of Illinois in the fall of 1920.

Sneak peak at men's basketball Sunday

Because of the State Farm Center renovation, the annual Orange and Blue Scrimmage cannot be held this year. But in an effort to give some fans an opportunity to see this season’s team early, the Illinois basketball program today is hosting an event called “Illini All In,” where select fans can watch the team scrimmage at the Ubben Basketball Complex.