Sunday's UI roundup: Women's golf takes runner-up at Big Tens

MAINEVILLE, Ohio — An excellent final round was needed for the Illinois women's golf team to emerge a conference title at Sunday's Big Ten Championship.

And, with a three-stroke lead in the pocket after heavy rain washed out Saturday's second round, the Illini were able to shave four strokes off their first-round team score.

They just weren't alone in accomplishing the feat.

Tate | As times change, so do morals in college sports

Steadily, as a people, we are shaving away at our moral values ... slipping to the unprincipled side of right and wrong.

Saturday's UI roundup: Illini edge by Nittany Lions

CHAMPAIGN — A five-run first inning got the Illinois baseball team going much faster Saturday afternoon than the team had one night earlier.

For all intents and purposes, though, the result ended up the same: with an Illini victory.

Dave Loane through the years

Snapshots of broadcaster Dave Loane, who will retire in August after calling Illini games for 31 years.

Top of the Morning, April 19, 2019

A couple News-Gazette Media notes:

— This morning on WDWS, longtime Illini radio voice DAVE LOANE announced his retirement. The longtime play-by-play man for UI volleyball, women's basketball and baseball joined sidekick and host DAVE GENTRY in our "Morning Show" studios to deliver the news.

Beer on tap for Friday's UI baseball game

CHAMPAIGN — Beer will be sold at all remaining Illinois home baseball games this season, the school announced today.

Starting with Friday's 7:30 p.m. game against Big Ten rival Penn State, Illinois will make $5 and $6 beers available for purchase.

Beer on tap for Friday's UI baseball game

CHAMPAIGN — Beer will be sold at remaining Illinois home baseball games, the athletic department announced today.

Starting with Friday's game against Penn State, $5 and $6 beers will be available for purchase.

Sunday's UI roundup: Illini sweep doubleheader at Gophers

MINNEAPOLIS — The Illinois baseball team clinched its first Big Ten series of the season Sunday, sweeping its doubleheader on the road at Minnesota with a 4-2 win in the opener before closing with a 13-3 victory.

The Illini (22-11, 3-5 Big Ten) will go for the series sweep of the Gophers (14-18, 6-5) at noon today.

Illini Legends, Lists and Lore: April 14, 2019

It's a little known fact that of the three men who top college baseball's current all-time list of coaching victories, two have ties to the University of Illinois.

One of them is Augie Garrido, who coached Illini baseball for three seasons, racking up 1,975 wins in 48 collegiate seasons.

Saturday's UI roundup: Diab, Carter emerge as Big Ten champs

IOWA CITY, IOWA — Make it four in a row.

Senior Alex Diab captured his fourth straight Big Ten title on still rings Saturday night at the Big Ten Championships in Iowa City, scoring 14.975 in the event to become just the second gymnast in conference history to win four straight Big Ten titles in any event.