Friday's UI roundup: Home cooking suits Illini women's tennis

URBANA — A welcomed return to Atkins Tennis Center was just that for the Illinois women's tennis team.

Playing in their home digs for the first time since Feb. 17, the Illini romped to a 6-1 victory over Rutgers on Friday afternoon.

March 27 Illinois basketball chat

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 12:30pm

The offseason continues for Illinois basketball, with rounding out the 2019-20 roster a top priority. The Illini's two commits — big men Kofi Cockburn and Antwan January — can't sign for another couple weeks when the spring signing period begins.

Baseball completes sweep of Redbirds

CHAMPAIGN — The offense kept rolling. So did the wins.

Illinois baseball finished off a three-game sweep of Illinois State with a dominating 12-1 victory on Sunday in front of 661 fans at Illinois Field.

The Illini led 9-0 by the second inning and didn't let up against the Redbirds, relying on four home runs and solid outings from six pitchers.

UI roundup: Edwards pitches softball to victory

URBANA — Taylor Edwards didn’t need to overpower No. 23 Wisconsin when she took the circle Saturday for Illinois softball.

She simply had to record outs by any means necessary. And that’s exactly what the Arcola product did.

Edwards tossed 6 1/3 innings of shutout ball to lift the Illini to a 2-0 victory over the nationally-ranked Badgers at Eichelberger Field.

Yalowitz's fourth inning homer sends Illini toward rout of Redbirds

CHAMPAIGN — Jack Yalowitz was looking for a specific pitch when he stepped to the plate in the bottom of the fourth inning of Friday's game against Illinois State.

UI Baseball vs. Illinois State 2019

Illinois vs. Illinois State in a NCAA baseball game at Illinois Field in Champaign on Friday, March 22, 2019.

Tom's #Mailbag, March 22, 2019

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This week's mailbag is bulging more than Bruce Pearl's pockets — and his shirts.

Massey playing a waiting game with Illinois baseball

CHAMPAIGN — Michael Massey was perfect at second base for the first 45 games of the 2018 season. Not a single error during the bulk of a 60-game streak of flawless fielding dating back to his freshman year.

Wednesday's UI roundup: Illini softball splits doubleheader

URBANA — Veronica Ruelius and Bella Loya made sure the Illinois softball team came away with at least one win during Wednesday's doubleheader against Indiana State at Eichelberger Field.

Ruelius homered twice as part of a three-RBI game, Loya crunched a two-run homer and the Illini won a 7-4 nightcap over the Sycamores.

Tuesday's UI roundup: Illini begin home slate on right note

URBANA — Emily Oestreich needed some help from her teammates on the Illinois softball team to record a win in the final home opener of her Illini career.

The help arrived in the fourth inning.

The Illini brought across five runs in the frame, wiping out an early deficit, and pulled away from there for a 9-4 victory over IUPUI on Tuesday afternoon at Eichelberger Field in Urbana.