Rebecca Craddock heads to the finish to win the women's portion of the Illini Open, the men's and women's cross-country meet at the UI Arboretum on Friday, August 30, 2019.
The man who coached longer at the University of Illinois than any other person died 57 years ago today at the age of 75. Ed Manley, a native St. Louisan, directed Illini men’s swimming and diving for 37 years after being hired by George Huff in 1912.
Beat writer Scott Richey takes a look (in lists) back at all the highs and lows of the 2018-19 Illinois athletics season.
We hand out final grades for each Illini sports team from the 2018-19 school year.
The News-Gazette sports staff looks back at one noteworthy Illini moment from the 2018-19 school year.
In a spinoff of our 'UI 150 & Beyond' project, we asked 10 former Illini coaches now living elsewhere to tell us about the first spot (other than a sports facility) or story that comes to mind when they think back to their C-U days.
A proud UI contingent was on hand Wednesday in Orlando, Fla., as Howard Milton, senior associate athletic director for development, picked up his 'Fundraiser of the Year' award from the National Association of Athletic Development Directors.
Among report's other suggestions: comprehensive history of the Chief Illiniwek tradition and dedicating a site to the Native American tribes who once lived on lands now owned by the university.
Plenty of folks throughout Monticello are no doubt thrilled after getting to stake their claim to some athletic history. The high school in Piatt County — and Loren Tate's alma mater — hosted a trophy giveaway on Wednesday, necessitated by some housekeeping tied to a renovations referendum that was approved last year.
Fifteen members of the present-day Little Okaw Valley Conference now have a new banner under which they’ll compete moving forward.Starting with the 2019-2020 school year, these institutions will be part of the Lincoln Prairie Conference. League president Matthew Shoaff, Okaw Valley’s principal, announced the title through a Tuesday press release.
Below is All-Area content from the 2018-19 high school sports season, put together by members of The News-Gazette staff. Spring sports packages will be available by, at the latest, early July.
Trash building up along Interstate 74, more alcohol at University of Illinois sports events, enhanced bridge work in Champaign, big box stores in far west Champaign, a big pile of shingles, the old Bergner's store at Market Place, Canada geese and an MTD bidding process that went awry.
Sophomore Mike Skibski said his World War I soldier mascot would be 'a figure to be proud of,' but former unofficial Chief portrayer Ivan 'Alex' Dozier said 'We once had a symbol of peace. To replace it with a symbol that glorifies a history of violence ... would be unjust.'
Overshadowed by recent news of IHSA football going to a district scheduling format was a report just a short time earlier that affects many other high school sports.Last Monday, the IHSA released enrollment classifications for fall sports during the 2019-2020 and 2020-21 school years. This is the first piece of the IHSA's new two-year classification format.
For friends, teachers, coaches and teammates alike, 2017 SJ-O graduate Murelle Plotner, who died last weekend at age 19 after battling a rare blood cancer, was a spunky kid who could brighten your day no matter how hers was going.
2018 All-Area boys' cross-country Coach of the Year: Monticello's Dave RemmertWhy he’s Coach of the Year: Remmert oversaw the Sages’ third state trophy in the last six years, as Garrett Dixon’s runner-up display pushed Monticello to third as a Class 1A team. The Sages also won a team sectional championship.
RUNNER, SCHOOL TIMEPowll, Mahomet-Seymour 14:31G. Dixon, Monticello 14:40James, PBL 15:17Lalwani, Uni High 15:15Woodard, Unity 15:20Manolakes, Centennial 15:22Hall, AL/AH 15:24Moreman, Danville 15:31McCune, St. Joseph-Ogden 15:48Oakley, Danville 15:48Li, Danville 15:49
ALL-AREA FIRST TEAMATHLETE YR. SCHOOLGarrett Dixon Sr. MonticelloRyder James Fr. Paxton-Buckley-LodaAryan Lalwani So. Uni HighLuke Manolakes Jr. CentennialMichael Moreman Jr. DanvilleMathias Powell Sr. Mahomet-SeymourCameron Woodard Sr. Unity
All-Area First TeamATHLETE YR. SCHOOLCaroline Bachert So. UnityCassidy Bagby Sr. St. Joseph-OgdenJordan Harmon Sr. UnityFran Hendrickson Jr. St. Thomas MoreBrisa McGrath Sr. Mahomet-SeymourElizabeth Sims Fr. Mahomet-SeymourPayne Turney Jr. ClintonAll-Area Second TeamATHLETE YR. SCHOOL
2019 Football Schedule
|Aug. 31 Illinois vs. Akron, 11am|
|Sep. 7 at UConn, 2;30pm|
|Sep. 14 vs. Eastern Michigan, 11am|
|Sep. 21 vs. Nebraska, TBA|
|Oct. 5 at Minnesota, 2:30pm or 3pm|
|Oct. 12 vs. Michigan, TBA|
|Oct. 19 vs. Wisconsin, 11am|
|Oct. 26 at Purdue, TBA|
|Nov. 2 vs. Rutgers, TBA|
|Nov. 9 at Michigan State, TBA|
|Nov. 23 at Iowa, TBA|
|Nov. 30 vs. Northwestern, TBA|