03-05-14 Jim Turpin with author Hal Higdon 4:09:43 Boston 2013 Through the Eyes of the Runners.
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Ryan Squire hears what some might consider mundane questions. On a daily basis. But they’re important in his job. Vital, in fact. The compliance director for the Illinois athletic department keeps coaches afloat of recruiting rules, athletes’ eligibility and the ever-evolving transfers that seem to dominate college athletics now.
CHAMPAIGN — The victory that put the Illinois volleyball team back above .500 did not come easily Friday night.
An Indiana team with one Big Ten win but no lack of fight saw to that.
The No. 25 Illini fended off the determined Hoosiers 28-26, 25-18, 25-22 at Huff Hall to improve to 13-12 (9-6 Big Ten). Illinois last had a winning record at 4-3 in mid-September.
CHAMPAIGN — Illinois outshot No. 10 Michigan but couldn’t capitalize on its scoring opportunities and lost 2-0 Friday night in a Big Ten women’s soccer match at Illinois Soccer Stadium.
EAST LANSING, Mich. — Michigan State and Illinois apparently are heading in opposite directions in volleyball.
The Spartans, who climbed six spots to No. 9 in this week’s American Volleyball Coaches Association poll, defeated the Illini 25-15, 25-18, 25-17 on Friday night.
LONG BEACH, Calif. — Kevin Hambly’s Illinois volleyball team defeated 18th-ranked Florida State 25-18, 25-23, 25-23 in its season-opening match Friday at the Long Beach State Mizuno Invitational.
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.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Illinois’ soccer team did something Friday that it hadn’t done since 2007: losing its season opener.
Tenth-ranked Notre Dame defeated the Illini 4-1. UI freshman Casey Conine tallied her team’s goal, scoring in the 66th minute.
Illini Legends, Lists & Lore
Comment: NCAA tournament team won 35 games, most since 2000
Comment: Task one: End that 14-game Big Ten losing streak
Men’s basketball: B
Comment: Inconsistent bunch proved they belonged in NCAAs
Men’s cross-country: B
Comment: Big Ten finish of fourth was program’s best in 16 years