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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:.

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Tate: Time for baseball team to take action

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.”

Five tennis teams to watch, courtesy Matt Daniels

Danville

TYLER ELLIS has familiarized himself with the various Chicago suburbs that host the state meet. That’s because the Vikings senior has qualified for state each of his first three seasons in doubles play.

Wednesday's highlights: Tabb shines for A-L/A-H

In softball
■ A-L/A-H 16, Martinsville 1. Ashley Tabb (double, RBI) went 4 for 5 and struck out eight, leading Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond in a five-inning game against host Martinsville.

It's official: Butler introduces Miller

INDIANAPOLIS — Butler has hired Brandon Miller as an assistant coach.

He replaces Matthew Graves, who has taken the head coaching job at South Alabama.

Tate: A big question mark

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.

K-State rewards Weber

 Kansas State has rewarded basketball coach Bruce Weber for winning a share of the school’s first conference championship in 36 years with a raise and a one-year contract extension.

Tuesday's highlights: Tarrant pitches in for M-S

In baseball
■ St. Joseph-Ogden 1, PBL 0.
Hunter Hart struck out 14 while throwing a no-hitter, outdueling freshman Jonathon Walder to lead the Spartans to a home win. SJ-O scored the game’s lone run in the third when Josh Poulter stole two bases and reached home on Jordan Buhs’ single.