Raise your hand if you thought before this season started that the Illini women's basketball team would be vying for a top four seed in the Big Ten tournament.
At least two Illini baseball games will be shown live on the Big Ten Network this season.
BTN announced its schedule of televised baseball games for the 2013 season Thursday, and the list includes Purdue at Illinois on Sunday, April 14, at 2 p.m; and Illinois at Ohio State on Sunday, April 21, at 11 a.m.
Two Illini pitchers were named to the Stopper of the Year Award watch list by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.
Redshirt sophomore right-hander Reid Roper and junior right-hander Ronnie Muck are among 75 pitchers on the initial watch list. The annual award is given to the NCAA's top relief pitcher in Division I.