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.”
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.
■ 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.
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.
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.
■ 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.
D.J. Richardson’s dream has been to play in the NBA.
Today, the former Illini will take the first step toward realizing that goal while participating in front of representatives from all 30 NBA teams — and alongside 63 other college seniors — at the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament.