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The top three candidates for Illinois Mr. Basketball, according to boys' basketball expert Joe Henricksen of the City/Suburban Hoops Report:
1. Wayne Blackshear, Morgan Park – Louisville-bound forward averaging 32 points, 15 rebounds, five blocks, four assists and four steals heading into a showdown Saturday against Simeon, Henricksen says.
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PARK RIDGE — Senior Paul Ruggeri was named Big Ten Gymnast of the Week on Monday for leading No. 4 Illinois to the team title of the Windy City Invitational.
Wrestling rallies to tie at Wisconsin; women's tennis players to vie for titles
There is speculation that Ron Guenther would like to replace Bill Self, who left Illinois for Kansas last week, with an equally high-profile name.
And he still might discuss the job with any number of rumored candidates, including Northern Illinois' Rob Judson, Xavier's Thad Matta and Southern Illinois' Bruce Weber.
CHAMPAIGN – Now that the dust is starting to settle around the Big Ten, nothing has changed, really.
Ohio State, Purdue and Michigan State are right at the top, like we expected. Iowa, Indiana and Michigan are down at the bottom, like we expected.
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.