May 1999

UI''s Mr. Discipline returns

CHAMPAIGN – Who can forget Todd Murphy?

Not the alumni of his infamous 5 A.M. Club.

"I think (first baseman) Kevin (Rudden) and I must have led the 5 A.M. Club," Illinois senior second baseman D.J. Svihlik said. "I can vividly remember him screaming down my throat. It was almost like he enjoyed doing it.


New assistant for Kruger

CHAMPAIGN – At Florida and Illinois, Steve Henson often worked out with Lon Kruger's teams to stay in shape for professional basketball.

He's back again, only this time he'll get paid for his sweat.


Asmussen: UI system continues to pay off

It has been four years since Illinois brought its radio network in house. Each year, the move looks smarter.

As the Illinois baseball team ends the radio broadcast season with four games against Purdue, the school counts a profit of $850,000 for 1998-99.


Illini insider

   News-Gazette staff writer Jeff Huth''s review and preview of University of Illinois sports.


UI golfers take next step: NCAA

   For the first time in his Illinois golf career, Mark Henderson won''t finish his season at the Big Ten Championships.

   No, the Illini senior hasn''t been dropped from the lineup after developing a case of the yips or sailing one too many balls into the water. To the contrary, Henderson lately shot some of the best golf of his career, never exceeding 76 in his last seven rounds.


Plenty to prove

URBANA – For all they've won and done the last four years in the Big Ten, it's been one and done every time at the next stage for Craig Tiley's seventh-ranked Illini.

Can't very well win a first NCAA tennis title without winning the first NCAA tournament match.


Illini trio honored

Illinois pitchers Jason Anderson and Jimmy Journell and outfielder Craig Marquie were named to the GTE/CoSIDA Academic All-District V team announced Thursday.


UI has luck of the draw

URBANA – Stacy Schapiro would like to thank the nice folks on the NCAA tournament selection committee.

And not just for including Illinois in the 64-team women's tennis field.


Teply balances tennis, teaching and class work with grace and style for Illini

   URBANA  As if Saturday''s NCAA tournament opener isn''t enough to worry about, it''s finals week at Illinois.

   How''s that nuclear engineering studying coming there, Jakub Teply?


Illini baseball whips visitor

CHAMPAIGN – In a final tuneup for its four-game series with Purdue, the Illinois baseball team crushed Illinois Wesleyan 17-0 Tuesday at Illinois Field.