Illini soccer wins season opener.
UI opens season Thursday against Loyola Chicago, but new stadium at Demirjian Park won't be ready until later in season.
CHAMPAIGN — Janet Rayfield likens her 17th Illinois women’s soccer team to the program’s new facility currently under construction.
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.
Climbing the charts on my favorite sports to watch: women’s soccer. Specifically, the defending World Cup champion United States team.
Sports editor MATT DANIELS caught up with Illinois soccer coach Janet Rayfield, who's in Paris for the United States' quarterfinal World Cup match against France.
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.
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.
Officials say competition for Champaign-Urbana construction companies and rising prices for steel and aluminum are two factors in the cost increase for the Demirjian Park Project along St. Mary's Road in Champaign.
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, 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|