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Game of the Week: Champaign Central-Centennial boys' soccer

Centennial ended a lengthy losing streak against crosstown rival Champaign Central on Tuesday with a 1-0 win courtesy a goal from Francisco Andrade. Check out that and other highlights here. 

Milan: 'Keep our effort level high'

Illinois defensive tackle Jamal Milan discusses the challenge of containing South Florida quarterback Quinton Flowers and what it might take before diving into the Illini's pair of starting freshmen defensive ends. One of them, Bobby Roundtree, touches on how the 2017 class can help the program and his place in the Illinois defense.

MJs Minute: Marc Changnon

As he begins his 20th and final year working for Champaign Unit 4 schools, Marc Changnon is preparing for his life in retirement. But the 64-year-old isn’t fine-tuning his golf game or shopping for a boat. Changnon recently launched a new venture called Always Do Your Best, in which he’s giving motivational speeches to a variety of groups, including young people.

McGee: 'Looking into the future'

Illinois offensive coordinator Garrick McGee discusses starting two freshmen offensive linemen (Larry Boyd and Alex Palczewski) next to each other, the possible return of a third (Vederian Lowe), how Chayce Crouch improved against Western Kentucky and can continue to improve and what losing tight end Nathan Echard means — especially for freshman Louis Dorsey.

Smith: 'Need to go on the road and win'

Hear from Illinois coach Lovie Smith in advance of Friday's game at South Florida, which, as of Monday afternoon, was still scheduled for a 6 p.m. kickoff in Tampa.

Cubbie Conversation, Sept. 11, 2017

The way the Cubs are playing could lead a man to drink. In this case, that man's J.J. Lockwood, our down-in-the-dumps Cubs expert who is starting to worry about the defending champs. Here's why.

N-G Football Top 10: Week 4

Rantoul, which ended a 19-game losing streak, didn't quite crack our Top 10 this week. But sports editor Matt Daniels — with help from sign-carrying Tom Kacich — showed the Eagles some love in unveiling this week's new rankings.

Those Who Served: Longfellow

Franklin "Frank" Longfellow shares his experience serving in both the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force as well as serving time during the Vietnam War. At his home in rural Champaign on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017.

'Big team win'

Hear from Illinois coach Lovie Smith, cornerback Nate Hobbs, defensive end Isaiah Gay and quarterback Chayce Crouch after the Illini's 20-7 victory against Western Kentucky on Saturday night at Memorial Stadium.

Wired In: Jacob Kreider

Jake Kreider, engineering director of Granular, talks about his growing business.