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.

We touched base with UI soccer coach Janet Rayfield a final time before she left Lyon, France, asking her to describe the scene after the U.S. beat the Netherlands for another World Cup championship.

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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.

We touched base with UI soccer coach Janet Rayfield a final time before she left Lyon, France, asking her to describe the scene after the U.S. beat the Netherlands for another World Cup championship.

University of Illinois soccer coach Janet Rayfield will be in the Parc des Princes stands Friday for the Women’s World Cup match between the U.S. and host France, dressed appropriately: In red, white and blue.

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.

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.

Introducing Julia Greuel, a junior at the University of Illinois and the next president of Illini Pride, the student organization that supports sports of all sorts.

It's not quite as big as, say, State Farm Center, but Jesse Nauman's "Illini Room" in the basement of his house in Granville takes up serious space.

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