In the course of the six many years of Loren Tate’s service as a reporter for The Information-Gazette, he has chronicled a myriad of Illini athletic competitions and occasions for the Champaign-Urbana group.
As a part of The Information-Gazette’s particular part about its Corridor of Famer, we had been requested to assemble an inventory of notable Illini experiences annually which have occurred over the past half-century of Tate’s employment.
Over the following 55 days, we’ll wanting again at some notable moments in Illini historical past. Up subsequent: 2019
January 26: At Madison Sq. Backyard in New York, Illinois topped No. 13 Maryland, 78-67. Ayo Dosunmu and Tevian Jones led the Illini assault with 20 and 18 factors, respectively.
February 5: Illini basketball marked its first win over an AP prime 10 opponent since 2013, beating Michigan State, 79-74.
February 10: Giorgi Bezhanishvili set Illinois’ freshman single-game scoring document with 35 factors, main the Illini to a 99-94 additional time victory over Rutgers.
March 6: Sixteen legends from the previous had been added to the Illinois Athletics Corridor of Fame. Among the many honorees had been J.C. Caroline, Simeon Rice, Gary Wieneke and Ashley Berggren.
March 13: In a gap spherical sport on the Massive Ten Match, freshman Giorgi Bezhanishvili tallied 26 factors in Illinois’ 74-69 additional time win over Northwestern.
April 24: Seven-foot, 290-pound heart Kofi Cockburn signed a nationwide letter of intent to play for Illinois.
October 11: A 12-foot tall bronze statue of Dick Butkus, Illinois soccer’s biggest defensive participant, was unveiled exterior the primary entrance of UI’s Henry Dale and Betty Smith Soccer Heart.
October 19: James McCourt’s game-winning 39-yard area aim helped underdog Illinois beat sixth-ranked Wisconsin at Memorial Stadium.
November 9: Brandon Peters threw a five-yard landing move to Daniel Barker with 5 seconds left, finishing a record-setting rally that shocked host Michigan State, 37-34. UI trailed 31-10 coming into the fourth quarter. The victory made Illinois’ soccer staff bowl eligible.
December 11: Behind freshman Kofi Cockburn’s sixth double-double of the younger season, Illinois knocked off No. 5 Michigan on the State Farm Heart, 71-62.
December 30: Illinois dropped a 35-20 determination to California within the Redbox Bowl. Illini quarterback Brandon Peters handed for 273 yards in UI soccer’s first postseason sport in 5 years.