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Stricker named Ryder Cup captain

Steve Stricker is going to his seventh straight Ryder Cup, this time in his home state of Wisconsin as the American captain. Stricker officially was appointed Ryder Cup captain this morning in Milwaukee, an hour south of where the Americans will try to win back the Ryder Cup in 2020 at Whistling Straits.

Europe already has appointed Padraig Harrington as its captain.

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.

Friday's UI roundup: Softball takes down 2 ranked foes

HOUSTON — An opening-day doubleheader against ranked opponents offered a huge test for Illinois softball on Friday afternoon.

And the Illini aced it with flying colors.

A pair of home runs and capitalizing on a few opposing errors helped Illinois thrive in its season opener, winning 7-4 over No. 22 Oklahoma State to begin its stay at the five-game Houston Invitational.

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."

Illini Legends, Lists and Lore: Jan. 27, 2019

Born 27 years ago today in Antwerp, Belgium, former Illini star Thomas Pieters is poised to make his move in the world of professional golf. He says his three years at Illinois were just an eyelash away from never getting past his first semester in Champaign-Urbana.

Asmussen | This time, let's keep these resolutions

Ahhh, New Year's resolutions ... aka promises made to be broken.

Let's start with the basics: eat better and exercise more.

Turns out not all vegetables are gross, especially if you add the proper amount of cheese and bacon. A plate of broccoli shouldn't cause me nightmares.

Everything in moderation. Yes, pizza is the best food ever. But you don't need it for every meal.

Looking back at the area's best sports moments of 2018

With 2018 coming to a close today, The News-Gazette sports staff spotlights the top 10 stories that defined the last 12 months of area athletics:

Hype building toward future

CHAMPAIGN — The 2019 Illinois baseball recruiting class is the last one for coach Dan Hartleb that came without the benefit of the Susan and Clint Atkins Baseball Training Center. The eight players Illinois signed Wednesday, plus three more Hartleb said he couldn't yet talk about, all picked the Illini without knowing a major facility upgrade was on the way.

Top of the Morning, Oct. 5 , 2018

Barely two years after arriving at Champaign's WCIA, Annice McEwan is on the move. With the full support of her former employer.

McEwan starts next week at Louisville's WDRB, a Fox affiliate. She joins a six-person sports staff as a reporter. She will also have increased anchor duties.

Illinois Athletics Hall of Fame

The Illinois Athletics Hall of Fame honored 21 new members during an induction ceremony at State Farm Center on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018.

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