CHAMPAIGN – Five games into his college career, Kurt Kittner had six times more interceptions than touchdowns.
Five games into his college career, Kittner's team was outscored 167-39.
CHAMPAIGN – This summer, it was Lindsey Creydt's turn to call Terri Sullivan.
The phone calls went the other direction 15 months earlier, when then-Illinois-Chicago softball coach Sullivan tried to recruit Creydt, an infielder from Springfield.
Jim Turpin shows up for most Illini Quarterback Club luncheons. But at last Friday's event, the school's longtime radio play-by-play voice became part of the festivities.
Lured to the luncheon under the guise of being needed for the program, Turpin instead was named the third recipient of the club's Illini Legends award. The first two honorees were Dike Eddleman and the late George Halas.
CHAMPAIGN – Maybe Illinois volleyball fans have noticed it. Junior Betsy Spicer sure has.
There's a definite bite to Melissa Beitz when the Illini captain asserts her leadership.