Jim Rossow

Jim Rossow

Jack Trudeau Q&A

One of the best quarterbacks in Illinois history, Jack Trudeau is discovering that watching football is more nerve-wracking than playing it. A father of four, Trudeau is a regular at his oldest son's games at Zionsville (Ind.) High School. "It's tough to watch sometimes," saiid Trudeau, who will join a bevy of former Illini greats at this weekend's Renassaince celebration at Memorial Stadium. A successful businessman in the Indianapolis area, Trudeau took time to talk about his son's football career, Ron Zook's Illini and his Rose Bowl ring with sports editor JIM ROSSOW.

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Patty Cisneros, the wheelchair basketball coach at Illinois, not only is one of the best players in her sport. She's a nominee for Sportswoman of the Year along with the likes of Candace Parker, Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh and Venus and Serena Williams.

Voting for the award continues until midnight Tuesday.

Rossow's Big Ten report

HQ editor JIm Rossow's look around the Big Ten on the eve of Week 1

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News you can't leave work without: ST. LOUIS — The Illinois football team broke custom and did not participate in a walkthrough at the Edward Jones Dome on Friday.

Meet Kim Johnson, fan blogger

Meet Kim Johnson, a happily married mother of two who is HQ's first fan blogger.

Best of St. Louis, college style

Saturday’s football game pitting nationally ranked teams from MIssouri and Illinois at the Edward Jones Dome ranks as one of the best college events to take place in St. Louis. Here are 10 other head-turners in the last 40 years:

Small in charge

MEDINAH — The Illinois PGA Championship seems to bring out the best in Mike Small.

This year's golf tournament is no different.

Small in contention at Illinois PGA

MEDINAH — Mike Small's bid for a record seventh Illinois PGA Championship is off to a strong start.

Guenther meets the press

Ron Guenther on the record

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The UI women's swim team, on the road since fall of 2005, finally has a 50-meter pool to call its own. The Illini tonight will get the chance to take a dip in the pool during a "sneak peek" of the ARC, which will open for business Thursday.