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.
Former Illini standout wrapping up tenth season in charge of alma mater, as the Illinois men's gymnastics team seeks second national title during coach's tenure.
The senior will defend his NCAA still rings title, starting at 7 p.m. today, when the Illini compete in the Session II qualifier of the NCAA championships at State Farm Center.
URBANA — Taylor Edwards didn’t need to overpower No. 23 Wisconsin when she took the circle Saturday for Illinois softball.She simply had to record outs by any means necessary. And that’s exactly what the Arcola product did.Edwards tossed 6 1/3 innings of shutout ball to lift the Illini to a 2-0 victory over the nationally-ranked Badgers at Eichelberger Field.
Twenty-nine years ago this weekend — March 23-24, 1990 — the Illini women's gymnastics team won the Big Ten team championship, something it had never achieved before nor has accomplished since.
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.'
2019 Football Schedule
|Aug. 31 Illinois vs. Akron W 42 - 3|
|Sep. 7 at UConn W 31 - 23|
|Sep. 14 vs. Eastern Michigan L 31- 34|
|Sep. 21 vs. Nebraska L 38 - 42|
|Oct. 5 at Minnesot L 17 - 40|
|Oct. 12 vs. Michigan L 25 - 42|
|Oct. 19 vs. Wisconsin W 24 - 23|
|Oct. 26 at Purdue W 24 - 6|
|Nov. 2 vs. Rutgers W 38 - 10|
|Nov. 9 at Michigan State, 2:30 CST|
|Nov. 23 at Iowa, TBA|
|Nov. 30 vs. Northwestern, TBA|