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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: 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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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.

Moments of the month

July

There were hugs all around after Jeremiah Tilmon committed to John Groce and the Illini — just one step of many in what turned into a tumultuous recruitment.

August

Camp Rantoul, home to Illinois football training camp since 1998, hosted Illini soccer instead after Lovie Smith moved his first training camp as coach back to campus.

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

PODCAST: Saturday SportsTalk 07-15-17

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Michael Kiser and Loren Tate host the Saturday edition of Sports Talk. They talk with UI football strength and conditioning coach Joey Boese and UI baseball coach Dan Hartleb.

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Par for the course, Deere

The John Deere Classic has its typical Illinois tilt this week, with five former or current Illini golfers in the field. Staff writer SCOTT RICHEY gives a look at their seasons thus far before they tee off today in Silvis during the first round at TPC Deere Run:

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Illini Legends, Lists & Lore: Charlie Bellati

Forty-seven years ago today, Charles “Charlie” Bellatti resigned his position as sports information director at the University of Illinois after serving 14 years.

July 6 Ask the Sports Editor chat

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 2:00pm

With Year in Review coverage coming up this weekend (preps) and next (Illinois), it's almost time to hit the reset button and turn focus to the next school year. What do you want to see from The News-Gazette sports section? What could be the biggest storylines this fall? Do you know someone who has an interesting story to tell?

Sitting down with Josh Whitman

Josh Whitman has stayed busy in his first 15 months on the job as the Illinois athletic director. From firing and hiring coaches, to developing renovation plans for Memorial Stadium and much more, the 38-year-old Whitman doesn't lack for things to do. He held court with the media earlier this week on the UI campus, and The News-Gazette's Marcus Jackson was there.