Illini Legends, Lists & Lore
Season-finale highlights vs. Northwestern
Illini Legends, Lists & Lore: Ken Holtzman, by the numbers
Twentieth-ranked Kevin Anderson has established himself as the best pro tennis player — now or ever — to come out of the University of Illinois. We asked staff writer Jeff Huth to pick the top current and all-time Illini pros in some other sports.
Chris Robinson, the highest drafted position player in Illinois history, finally has made the big leagues.
The catcher, a third-round pick in 2005, was called up by the Padres on Thursday when San Diego placed catcher Nick Hundley on paternity leave.
The Illini have a presence in the majors again.
Our final day began with a 7:15 a.m. wakeup call for a shower, last-minute packing and breakfast. We met camp director Sam in the lobby at 8:30 a.m. and shuffled off to his van with our bags. We departed well before our flight because we stopped at the Pittsburgh Pirates’ academy to spend a few minutes with our former Illini player and former Major League Baseball player Larry Sutton.
Monday started with a 7:30 a.m. wakeup call. We met in the open-air lobby at 8:30 a.m. and were quickly informed on our change of times for the team I will coach today. Our new departure time was 9:15 a.m., which was worth the wait because we were transported on the slightly larger bus that has a pull-behind, enclosed trailer for everyone’s gear.
Illini baseball coach Dan Hartleb will check in periodically during his trip to the Dominican Republic. His fourth entry:
At 8:30 a.m. Friday, we boarded another small, cramped bus for our journey into the local village of Los Conucos.