Hackett turns on the power, Illini sweep

WACO, Texas – Meredith Hackett blasted a pair of home runs and drove in six runs for No. 24 Illinois in a 9-2 softball win against Texas-San Antonio on Saturday at the Getterman Classic.

Slow start for softball team

WACO, Texas – The Illinois softball team opened its season with an 11-10 loss to Texas-San Antonio on Friday in the Getterman Classic.

The Illini later dropped a 4-1 decision against Baylor.

Wrestlers return to form

CHAMPAIGN – The Illinois wrestling team got a shot in the arm Friday night – the return of Jimmy Kennedy.

Kennedy, ranked fourth nationally at 141 pounds, had missed Illinois' last six dual meets with an ankle injury. The Illini struggled to a 1-4-1 mark during that span.

Wrestlesrs upset; women's tennis wins

EAST LANSING, Mich. – No. 8 B.J. Futrell scored a technical fall at 133 pounds and Conrad Polz won a major decision at 165, but the 14th-ranked Illini lost to unranked Michigan State on Sunday.

Daryl Thomas (141) and Joe Barczak (heavyweight) also earned decisions for the Illini.

Wrestlers fall to No. 5 Gophers

CHAMPAIGN – The 15th-ranked Illinois wrestling team took the fight to No. 5 Minnesota on Sunday at Huff Hall. In the end, the Gophers were simply too tough for the upset-minded Illini, taking the match 21-16.

B.J. Futrell, ranked seventh nationally at 133 pounds, scored a first-period pin, and Jackson Morse's major decision at 157 gave Illinois a 13-12 lead midway through the match. But the Gophers answered by winning three of the final four matches to hang on.

Wrestlers blank SIU-E squad

CHAMPAIGN — Logan Arlis (125 pounds), Conrad Polz (165) and Tony Dallago (184) each recorded pins for No. 15 Illinois in its 50-0 wrestling victory Friday against Southern Illinois-Edwardsville, the fourth-highest dual-meet score in school history.
Dallago pinned Champaign Central product Deshoun White in 3 minutes, 32 seconds.

Penn, Illini lose at Penn State

Wrestling rallies to tie at Wisconsin; women's tennis players to vie for titles

Penn State shoots down upset bid

COLLEGE PARK, Pa. – The Illini women's basketball team couldn't overcome Penn State's hot shooting, falling 83-62 Sunday.

The Nittany Lions, who are tied for the Big Ten lead with Michigan State at 4-1 in league play, nailed 12 three-pointers.

Illini can't pin down win for Perry

URBANA – His head coaching debut didn't go exactly as Carl Perry had planned.

"This is an extremely frustrating loss," the Illinois associate head coach said of the No. 10 Illini's loss to unranked West Virginia on Friday night.

Pair of Illini wrestlers take second

EVANSTON — Second-ranked Jimmy Kennedy (141 pounds) and fifth-ranked B.J. Futrell (133) each finished second in their respective weight classes for Illinois at the Ken Kraft Midlands Invitational.
No. 12 Eric Terrazas finished third, winning eight straight matches after losing his opener.