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.

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Illinois athletic director Josh Whitman puts total trust in third-year coach, who is tasked with rehabilitating a program that hasn't posted a winning season since 2013. 

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.

College basketball beat writer — and AP voter – Scott Richey weighs in on the sports he loves.

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.

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