Champaign's Jean Driscoll won the women's wheelchair division of the Peachtree Road Race, the world's largest 10-kilometer race. Driscoll, a former Illini, claimed her fifth Peachtree title by covering the Atlanta course in 24 minutes, 17 seconds, topping Gurnee's Amie Stanton by 16 seconds. Miriam Nibley of Champaign was seventh in 26:31.
The race allows 55,000 entrants.
Except Henson was talking about golf, not coaching college basketball. Seems neither his driver nor his putter was cooperating.
"It was one of those days," said Henson, who reconsidered and returned to the golf course the next day where, at 68, he's showing hints of improvement. In fact, he's coming off a 78 at Urbana Country Club. Keep it up, and he might shoot his age.
WIMBLEDON, England – It's been 23 years since she ran onto Centre Court, curtsied for the Queen and hoisted the Wimbledon trophy high above her head for everyone to see.
But Illinois tennis assistant JoAnne Russell still gets as big a kick playing in front of the strawberries-and-cream crowd now as she did in the summer of '77, when she beat legend after legend on her way to Wimbledon's doubles title.
Marcus Griffin has a problem.
Not with his knee or his jump shot or his class schedule. It involves his nose and a pack of pigs he came across during a recent summer school session.
"Worst smell of my life," Griffin tells Bill Self in his cluttered Illinois basketball office.
From the outside, it appeared to be the dream relationship.
Big university (Michigan) joins the big company (Nike) to form a powerful marketing and licensing machine.
But like Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, this one is ending in bitter divorce. The children (administrators and coaches) have been left to fend for themselves.
If it's Sunday, it must be St. Louis. Or is it Memphis? Or Nashville? Or Houston?
The way Larry Sutton's season has gone, he doesn't know if he'll be sitting on the bench watching baseball greats or showing a bunch of kids how to play. His address can change at any moment.
Darius Miles couldn't make it. Too busy hunting for houses in Hollywood.
Andre Brown couldn't make it. Something about already having played in enough all-star games for one summer.
T.J. Cummings couldn't make it. The day after school got out at Homewood-Flossmoor, he took off for UCLA, where he'll be a freshman this fall.