Perfect beginning for women's hoops

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois’ 98-43 rout of Tennes-see State on Tuesday night at Dodds Athletic Center reaffirmed one thing — clearly — about the Illini.

This is not the same Brooke Kissinger that struggled to find her shot and confidence last season as a freshman.

Tate: Groce up in arms about defense

In 1965, the year after Dick Butkus completed his Illini career, college football moved to the two-platoon system. With few exceptions, defensive players ceased to be used on offense and vice versa.

Running back commits

Even amid a two-game losing streak and questions about who will coach the Illinois football team in 2016, Bill Cubit’s program added another recruit to its upcoming recruiting class on Tuesday.

Tuesday's highlights: Central's Finke falls in debut

In boys’ basketball

The Shootout Series
■ Milwaukee Riverside 57, Champaign Central 34. The Maroons were held to two first-quarter points at Washington and dropped the first game in Jeff Finke’s coaching tenure. The Maroons trailed 44-19 entering the fourth period. Tim Finke led Central with nine points and Matt Sharick added seven.

Richey: Illinois win was never in doubt

Illinois really never gave Tennessee State a chance on Tuesday night at Dodds Athletic Center. The Illini's "Buzz" defense was too much for the Tigers to handle, and Illinois turned a dozen early turnovers into what turned out to be an insurmountable 33-9 first quarter lead. The Illini didn't hit the century mark, but they did improve to 4-0 on the season with their 98-43 victory.

LIVE! Tennessee State

Another LIVE! Report is in the books. Illinois finishes its stint at Parkland with a 98-43 victory against Tennessee State, improving to 4-0 on the season. Chatrice White led the Illini with 20 points and was one of six Illinois players in double figures.

UI Women vs. Tennessee State

Illinois vs. Tennessee State in a game at Parkland College in Champaign on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015.

Men's gymnasts ranked sixth

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois’ men’s gymnastics team was ranked sixth in the College Gymnastics Association’s Preseason Coaches Poll that was released Tuesday.

The Illini, who return 12 letter winners, received 285 points and one first-place vote.

Unity's Gadbury leads by example

TOLONO — Unity football coach Scott Hamilton could tell lineman Zach Gadbury was irritated with him.

N-G Top 10 Football: Arcola shows way

N-G Top 10: football
Preps coordinator Anthony Zilis’ rankings going into the final week of the season:

1. Arcola    13-0    Class 1A state champion in 1978, 1988