Kevin Hambly shows us around

Sitting near a window in Illinois volleyball coach Kevin Hambly's office is the second-place trophy from the 2011 NCAA tournament. Not that he likes looking at it.

10 days to Camp Rantoul

Counting down the 50 most important Illini.

No. 10: Aaron Bailey, QB

Asmussen's Top 50: No. 10 Georgia

Bob Asmussen continues his countdown of his Top 50 college football teams this fall.

No. 10: Georgia

Coach: Mark Richt    

2013 record: 8-5

Projected 2014 record: 10-2

Circle the date: Aug. 30 vs. Clemson

Loren Tate: Glad to see you, Iowa

I’ve missed Iowa. You know, our western neighbor that we love to hate ... the rube with the tassels sticking out his ears (like we don’t have corn in Illinois).

Jay, Illini rack up the miles

Twenty-nine Illinois baseball players scattered across the country this summer to keep their seasons going, stretching north into Minnesota, south to Virginia, east to Massachusetts and west to British Columbia, Canada.

No Illini baseball player, though, was as well-traveled as Tyler Jay.

Ex-Illini Brent future up for discussion

OXNARD, Calif. — Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said former defensive tackle Josh Brent is out of rehabilitation and could have his future with the NFL resolved before the team leaves training camp in California in two weeks.

Jones said Wednesday from training camp that Brent, a former Illini, was released from rehab this week.

Campbell soars toward top

CHICAGO — Brian Campbell represented the University of Illinois men’s golf team with a strong second round in the Western Amateur on Wednesday.

After shooting 1 over par in the first round, Campbell carded the second-best score on Day 2, shooting 7 under.

Riley earns gold medal

GLASGOW, Scotland — Former Illini track and field athlete Andrew Riley made his experience in the 20th Commonwealth Games one he will always remember.

Riley earned his first major international victory by capturing gold in the event’s 110-meter hurdles. His time of 13.32 bested England’s William Sharman by four hundredths of a second.

Sports Talk 7-30-14

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