It was announced on Aug. 11 by the Big Ten that fall sports would not have competition in 2020-21.
When, exactly, will it be safe for college sports to resume? No one seems to know
Top moments? Top performances? There were plenty of them. Beat writer Scott Richey highlights the best and brightest teams, coaches and athletes from the past 12 months on the Illinois athletics scene — and also looks ahead to what is sure to be an unprecedented year due to the COVID-19 pandemic
Illinois athletics beat writer Scott Richey weighs in with his marks for all 19 Illini teams during the 2019-20 season
Cassie Arner is the associate athletic director for marketing, fan development and strategic communication within the Illinois athletic department. She's also a 46-year-old white woman who is the mother of a 16-year-old black son, Clevel, and has spent most of his life learning about what life is like from his eyes. 'I had to learn everything I could. I needed to be fully educated so I could understand and advocate for him.'
'I actually think the thing that surprised me the most was how much better I got at gymnastics after going to college,' the Illinois senior says
The sports world is still on hiatus because of the global health threat caused by the coronavirus pandemic. As he will until the crisis subsides, sports editor Matt Daniels spent the week telling the stories of those affected by the pandemic in a variety of ways.
The effort to add hockey is once again cooling on a deep back burner. How can Illinois athletic director Josh Whitman justify another mortgage when his athletic program is already mortgaged to the hilt?
CHAMPAIGN — Fifteen more former Illini standouts representing nine sports and spanning more than a century of athletics will join 65 others when the 2020 Illinois Hall of Fame class is inducted on Sept. 18 at State Farm Center.
Our plan here at The News-Gazette is to profile every single senior athlete at Illinois. We’ll tell their stories. Their moments of triumph. Their moments of heartache. Their leadership. Their talents. Their path to Illinois.
It took the shocking elimination of our favorite pastimes to awaken the populace to the fact that, when we congregate in large numbers, we feed a ravenous disease.