Illini Legends, Lists and Lore: Happy birthday, Bill Burwell!

Though the borough of Brooklyn, N.Y., is best known as the longtime home of professional baseball’s Dodgers, its most prolific contribution traditionally has come from high school basketball.

Pickett shows promise

BELLEVILLE — Javon Pickett was the first commit in Illinois’ 2017 recruiting class that has since grown to include three more players and rank as high as third in the nation.

Sunday Conversation: Frank Lenti Jr.

Tell the people how awesome it was growing up in South Holland.
It was pretty great. You were right on the interstate, and you could get anywhere in an hour and 45 minutes or less. Obviously, the baseball teams in South Holland were at the top of the crust, too.

What’s your role with the White Sox going to be?

Tate: Kaepernick has good points

My walk on the edge brings me to a previously avoided subject: Colin Kaepernick.

This is a journey without a final destination. The concrete has hardened around the feet of all those who care. In other words, one man’s opinion doesn’t count for much when minds already are closed.

First, a couple of points.

Monticello tops St. Joseph-Ogden

ST. JOSEPH — Caleb Hanson could get used to playing on Saturday nights.

Even if the Monticello quarterback would prefer to play on Friday nights.

At least this season. Colleges might come calling if the 6-foot, 190-pound senior produces like he has through the first five weeks of the season.

Strizak tries to find balance

CHAMPAIGN — Michelle Strizak knows she plays better when she’s loose. That’s not exactly atypical. Tension and athletic success rarely go hand in hand.

HS Football: St. Joe vs Monticello

Monticello football vs St. Joseph-Ogden, Saturday, September 14, 2016 at St. Joseph-Ogden High School High School.

High school football scoreboard: Sept. 23-24, 2016

Five wins doesn't guarantee a high school football team will make the playoffs.

UI roundup: Singhsumalee soars to second

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Illinois golfer Bing Singhsumalee carded her second consecutive 70 on Saturday at the Lady Paladin Invitational and moved into a second-place tie.