Newcomers could factor heavily into any potential success for several Illinois teams this season. With the athletic year underway, beat writer SCOTT RICHEY spotlights 10 Illini that could make the most difference:

Newcomers could factor heavily into any potential success for several Illinois teams this season. With the athletic year underway, beat writer SCOTT RICHEY spotlights 10 Illini that could make the most difference:

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.

During the golf season, there’s a ritual I follow each weekend. I check the scores of former Illini on the various pro tours. There are a bunch of them, both in the U.S. and overseas. Lately, there’s been a name missing. It turns out, for a very good reason.

The John Deere Classic tees off Thursday in Silvis, the first of two PGA events in Illinois this year. With former Illini Scott Langley and Dylan Meyer part of the field, sports editor MATT DANIELS breaks down the annual event in the Quad Cities:

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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.

The Illinois men's golf team begins NCAA regional play today at Myrtle Beach, S.C. Staff writer Bob Asmussen caught up with the Illini regulars before they tee off:Bryan Baumgarten Jr., Granite Bay, Calif.

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