Staff writer Paul Wood chats with the 61-year-old News-Gazette Media radio personality who is retiring on Tuesday about his love of sports and music, and broadcasting both.
Tim Ditman is the new Illinois volleyball radio play-by-play announcer, Mike Koon will handle play-by-play radio duties for Illinois women's basketball and Scott Beatty will fill the same role for Illinois baseball radio broadcasts.
Local product Arieal Scott won't head to Australia with the Illinois women's basketball team due to "personal reasons," a team spokesperson told the News-Gazette on Tuesday afternoon.
Australian trip will offer glimpse into next season
Considered state of the art when it opened in 1998, the UI's practice facility is starting to show its age. Nothing a $30 million project can't fix.
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.
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.
The Illinois Basketball Coaches Association will honor this year's Hall of Fame class Saturday at Normal's Redbird Arena. There are oodles of local and Illinois connections.
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.'
'Because of that experience, we were set up to tackle the world,' said member Richard Feltes. 'I have nothing but great things to say about Illinois and the boost it gave to me.'
As Scott wraps up her first season at Illinois, and with a semester and a half under her belt in the classroom, she's tried to soak up this new experience.
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|