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.

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.

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.

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Batting AveragesPlayer/School AB R H RBI AVG.Dowling, SJ-O 95 66 64 47 .674Cosgrove, PBL 84 37 48 58 .571Standish, Lex/Ridg 51 21 29 30 .569Stal, GRF 106 44 59 43 .557Dulin, Sulvn 72 28 40 15 .556Neuman, Oakwd 85 37 47 35 .553Bauer, Watsk 67 32 37 36 .552Knudsen, Unity 116 47 63 25 .549

Big 12 All-ConferenceFIRST TEAMSENIORS- Eden Bushnell, Peoria Notre Dame; x-Jaxynn Dyson, Normal West; x-Mikayla Fairfield, Normal West; Brooke Grady, Bloomington; x-Jess Jacobs, Normal West; Hannah Luchinski, Centennial; Quinn Pallardy, Peoria Notre Dame; Natalie Stumph, Central; x-Erin Wright, Urbana.

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.

Plenty of folks throughout Monticello are no doubt thrilled after getting to stake their claim to some athletic history. The high school in Piatt County — and Loren Tate's alma mater — hosted a trophy giveaway on Wednesday, necessitated by some housekeeping tied to a renovations referendum that was approved last year.

St. Joseph-Ogden's Bailey Dowling today was named 2018-19 Gatorade Illinois Softball Player of the Year.

High school's athletic facilities are in the midst of a near-$3 million renovation package that includes one new building and four overhauled complexes.

Batting AveragesPlayer/School AB R H RBI AVG.Dowling, SJ-O 95 65 64 47 .674Cosgrove, PBL 84 37 48 58 .571Standish, Lex/Ridg 51 21 29 30 .569Stal, GRF 106 44 59 43 .557Dulin, Sulvn 72 28 40 15 .556Neuman, Oakwd 85 37 47 35 .553Bauer, Watsk 67 32 37 36 .552Knudsen, Unity 113 47 62 25 .549

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