Who should start?
Bailey: I don’t know. Me and Reilly are both phenomenal athletes. I guess it would be a coin toss. I’m pulling for Reilly, and I’m sure he’s pulling for me. Whatever happens, happens.
O’Toole: Whoever has the better week of practice. The best player for the team. It’s the same way every week. It’s up to the coaches.
LeRoy 46, The Ridge 6
LEROY — Quarterback Bryce Dooley started the scoring for LeRoy with a 35-yard touchdown run, and the Panthers never looked back as they romped past the Mustangs of Ridgeview/Blue Ridge.
No. Name Ht. Wt. Class Hometown
4 Reilly O’Toole 6-4 220 Sr. Wheaton
CHAMPAIGN — The Illinois soccer team snapped its five-match winless streak with a 2-0 victory against Michigan State on Friday night at Illinois Soccer Stadium. The Illini (10-6-1, 5-5-1 Big Ten) took care of their four-match losing streak Sunday with a tie at Maryland but got the full three points against the Spartans (9-7-1, 3-7-1) thanks to goals from a pair of freshmen.
It might be hard to believe, but the end of the regular season is here. It's Week 9, and area teams are looking to head into the playoffs on a good note, assure themselves of a postseason berth or play the role of spoiler.
CHAMPAIGN — Alexis Viliunas’ ability the past two weeks to set the hot hand and Kevin Hambly’s continued desire to get Illinois’ middles more involved in the attack merged Friday night for the 10th-ranked Illini against Indiana.
CHAMPAIGN — After a week of fan speculation and media guessing, Illinois has a starting quarterback: Reilly O’Toole.
Illinois coach Tim Beckman told The News-Gazette of the decision after Friday’s walkthrough at Memorial Stadium.
Put away your cloak and dagger.
Coach Tim Beckman let the cat out of the bag Friday when he confirmed that — instead of keeping it a secret until Saturday’s homecoming kickoff — senior Reilly O’Toole will get the first call at quarterback against Minnesota.
That's it tonight from Huff Hall. Illinois won the third set 25-19 and beats Indiana 3-0 for its fourth straight victory. Liz McMahon came on at the end of the third set to pull the Illini out of a stretch of poor serve-receive and passing, but the match belonged to Illinois' middles.
SportsTalk 10-24-14: Play now!
News-Gazette sports writer Matt Daniels joins Brian Moline as he broadcasts from the Hilton Garden Inn. They chat with U of I Director of Sports Nutrition, Chelsea Burkart, and then with ESPNU Analyst Anthony Becht.
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