CHAMPAIGN — When he decided to transfer away from Seton Hall last month, guard Aaron Cosby said he was looking for familiarity with the coaching staff and a style of play that best suited his game. He found both of those on his visit to Illinois this weekend, giving John Groce and his staff a verbal commitment late Friday night.
Bring a blanket. And a heavy coat.
Temperatures will most likely be in the mid-30s Friday night when the Illinois football spring game kicks off at 8 (thanks BTN) in what is believed to be the first night spring game in Illinois history — and also the first one on a Friday.
College baseball preview: Purdue (11-19, 4-5 Big Ten) at Illinois (19-10, 2-4 Big Ten)
SCHEDULE: 6:05 p.m. Friday; 3:05 p.m. Saturday; 2:05 p.m. Sunday.
WHERE: Illinois Field.
TV: Sunday’s game is on the BTN, with Eric Collins (play-by-play) and John Cangelosi (analyst).
With Rutgers the latest black eye, we are reminded that college basketball is imperfect. Not exactly a revelation, huh?
CHAMPAIGN — When Aaron Cosby decided he’d be best suited to finish his college career somewhere other than Seton Hall, the 6-foot-3 guard said he heard from “anywhere from 13 to 20 schools.”
Cosby quickly narrowed his choices to two schools — Illinois and Missouri — and is making the first of his two official visits this weekend with John Groce’s program.
We should all be as optimistic as UI golf coach Mike Small. Every wayward shot is forgotten. Immediately!
And Terri Sullivan. The Illini softballers have been outscored 35-2 in their last four games, and she’s forever positive. For coaches, it’s in the DNA. You saw it this winter. For John Groce, it was always, “Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.”
INDIANAPOLIS — Butler has hired Brandon Miller as an assistant coach.
He replaces Matthew Graves, who has taken the head coaching job at South Alabama.
Running backs are born. Watch a speedster juke a defender, break a tackle and you know. They have it or they don’t.
Linemen can be constructed. If the bulk is there, they can be developed if they’re willing.