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Offense powers Johnson, Illini to victory

CHAMPAIGN — Kevin Johnson will have to wait until his next start to become the all-time innings-pitched leader in Illinois baseball history.

Thanks to his teammates, however, the senior right-hander faced no delay Friday night in reaching career victory No. 19.

Spring game: 'Great leadership' leads Blue win

CHAMPAIGN — Walking near the weightroom inside Memorial Stadium this week, Bill Cubit didn’t break stride.

“Don’t say anything bad about me,” the new Illinois offensive coordinator joked to Illinois offensive lineman Corey Lewis while Lewis talked to a reporter.

Not much bad could come from the Illinois offense after Friday night’s annual spring game.

Cosby picks Illini

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.

LIVE from the spring game

Staff writer Matt Daniels will be in the (warm) Memorial Stadium pressbox for Friday's chilly Spring Game, providing frequent updates via twitter. Follow along here

Hance anticipates summer decision

Jacksonville isn’t a place where a 6-foot-6-inch, 260-pound high school junior is hard to miss.

The west central Illinois town of just under 20,000 residents that sits a half-hour from the state capital of Springfield has a football player the Illinois coaching staff is hoping it won’t miss on.

Daniels: Spring game a bowlful of chilly

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.

Huth: UI-Purdue baseball preview

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).

Tate: It's anyone's guess who's best

With Rutgers the latest black eye, we are reminded that college basketball is imperfect. Not exactly a revelation, huh?

Cosby: 'I have that with Illinois'

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.

Follow 'em at the Masters

Former Illini Steve Stricker and D.A. Points have work to do after so-so first rounds at the Masters:.

Follow along here

 

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