Asmussen | Military man Harris pitching in for Illini

Josh Harris isn't your typical first-year Big Ten baseball player.

Start with his age.

He turns 26 on July 17. When he was finishing up at Beecher High School at age 17, some of his current teammates were still in grade school.

Other differences exist, too.

Asmussen | Ex-UI administrator fights to boost AAF at helm of Apollos

No matter what happens to his new job with the Alliance of American Football, you get the feeling former Illinois administrator Mike Waddell is always going to land on his feet.

Waddell, 50, is the president of the 2-0 Orlando Apollos, who began play earlier this month.

Despite the record, the first season has not been easy for the AAF.

Sunday's UI roundup: Women's basketball falls to Michigan

CHAMPAIGN — Senior forward Alex Wittinger netted a game-high 18 points, while junior Courtney Joens and freshman Mackenzie Blazek added 10 points each, but Illinois women’s basketball struggled to keep pace in a 70-56 loss to Michigan on Sunday afternoon at State Farm Center.

Illini Legends, Lists and Lore: Feb. 17, 2019

On this date 64 years ago, Ira Carrithers, one of the University of Illinois' most prominent athletes of the George Huff coaching era, died in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, at the age of 70.

Saturday's UI roundup: Baseball knocks off No. 20 Wake Forest

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Illinois baseball balanced good arms with strong bats Saturday afternoon to claim a 5-2 victory over No. 20 Wake Forest.

Illini top Georgetown in opener

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Scoring runs in six of the nine innings helped the Illinois baseball team cruise to an 11-3 season-opening win Friday over Georgetown.

NCAA tournament on Illini's mind this season

CHAMPAIGN — The last time Illinois baseball saw its name flashed across the screen when NCAA tournament brackets were unveiled was in 2015.

Top of the Morning, Feb. 13, 2019

Introducing JULIA GREUEL, a junior at the University of Illinois and the next president of Illini Pride, the student organization that supports sports of all sorts.

Top of the Morning, Feb. 9, 2019

It's not quite as big as, say, State Farm Center, but JESSE NAUMAN's "Illini Room" in the basement of his house in Granville takes up serious space.

"At some point, it became an obsession," the 41-year-old UI grad said of his memorabilia collection. "I'm just about out of room."

Jock Jams 2019

Jock Jams 2019 at Foellinger Auditorium on UI campus in Urbana on Monday, Jan. 29, 2019. The event benefitted Feed Our Kids, Childhood Leukemia Foundation, Athletes Against Anxiety and Depression and the Luke Tatsu Johnson Foundation.