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PODCAST: SportsTalk 07-25-17

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Scott Beatty and Loren Tate host the Tuesday edition of Sports Talk.

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Illini legends, lists and lore: July 23, 1967

I’m approaching my 22nd anniversary of writing about Illini athletics history here in the pages of The News-Gazette, but this installment has nothing whatsoever to do with the University of Illinois.

Instead, it’s a personal memory about what happened to me and my dad, Glenn Pearson, 50 years ago on Sunday.

PODCAST: Saturday SportsTalk 7-22-17

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Michael Kiser and Loren Tate host the Saturday edition of Sports Talk. They talk with Brad Sturdy, Martin O'Donnell and Nick Allegretti.

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PODCAST: SportsTalk 07-20-17

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Scott Beatty and Marcus Jackson host the Thursday edition of Sports Talk. They talk with Mike Reeves.

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PODCAST: SportsTalk 07-18-17

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Scott Beatty and Loren Tate host the Tuesday edition of Sports Talk.  

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PODCAST: News-Gazette Sports Page 07-17-17

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How did Illini basketball targets fare at the Nike Peach Jam and last weekend's other high profile AAU tournaments? Beat writer Scott Richey weighed in on the likes of Tim Finke, Talen Horton-Tucker, Ayo Dosumnu and latest offer Jericole Hellems of Chaminade in suburban St. Louis.

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July 20 Ask the Sports Editor chat

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 2:00pm

The calendar is about to officially flip to 2017-18 for area high schools and Illinois athletics alike. So another year is about to start for The News-Gazette sports staff, too. What stories do you want to see this fall? Which area athletes have an interesting story to tell? What questions do you have about area preps or the Illini?

Asked & Answered

Illinois wasn't immune to firings and hirings for the second straight year, but a decrease in off-the-court/field incidents was likely a welcome change in 2016-17. Our staff tackles 10 questions for the Illini moving forward to 2017-18:

Which new basketball coach makes the NCAA tournament first?

UI Year in Review: From start to finish, what a wild ride it was

Top male athletes

1. Malcolm Hill, basketball. Senior guard did it all for the Illini — again — ranking in the top two on the team in scoring, rebounds, assists and steals.

2. Isaiah Martinez, wrestling. Two-time national champion was denied a third in the 165-pound title match — only his second career loss — after moving up a weight class.

The report cards are in

Men's golf: A

Why an A: Count the ways. Mike Small's squad won its third straight Big Ten championship, with Dylan Meyer winning a seventh straight individual title for the Illini. A 10th straight NCAA tournament appearance and third straight national semifinals berth followed.

Last year's grade: A