Tate: Wow! What a win

How big was Saturday’s upset by Mike Small's Illini, who beat No. 1 Cal? Enough to get columnist Loren Tate back from vacation to weigh in:

“We saw Illinois upset No. 1 Ohio State in football (28-21 in 2007) and shock No. 1 Indiana in basketball (74-72) last February, and there have been others through the decades. But Saturday’s UI golf triumph over California earned a special place in the UI trophy room.

"The Final Four stage produces special meaning, and the 3-2 triumph was accomplished by a geographically disadvantaged Northern school against a Cal superteam with five golfers ranked higher than any Illini. Mike Small’s teams continue to astound.”


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Bear8287 wrote on June 01, 2013 at 8:06 pm

Outstanding! Congratulations to the Illini Men's Golf Team!

Now beat Alabama!  

Go Illini!

skiparoo wrote on June 02, 2013 at 7:06 am

bear?   what-----?

skiparoo wrote on June 02, 2013 at 7:06 am

very cool      finish it     bye, tide, bye.