Saturday's Roundup | Parker takes third place at NCAA wrestling championships

CLEVELAND — Emery Parker felt that his nerves got the better of him in a first-round defeat to an unseeded wrestler.

His national championship hopes were dashed following a 4-3 preliminary loss to North Carolina's Chip Ness.

But, then, Parker said the pressure was off his shoulders.

Maybe it was.

Top of the Morning, March 14, 2018

Of the many reasons why blue-chip gymnast YUL MOLDAUER was considering Illinois: grandma's cooking. But even the lure of PEG STEFFENSEN's hospitality wasn't enough to keep her grandson from choosing Oklahoma instead.

Illini Legends, Lists and Lore | March 11

One-hundred-fifty years ago today — March 11, 1868 — the Illinois Industrial University (University of Illinois) celebrated its opening of nine days earlier with inaugural ceremonies. President John Milton Gregory, both members of his faculty, 77 students and a bevy of town folk gathered in a large hall on the third floor of University Hall, known by its moniker "The Elephant."

UI roundup | Illini upend Virginia

CHAMPAIGN — There's something about Virginia that brings out the best in the Illinois men's tennis team.

For the second time in the span of three years at Atkins Tennis Center, the Illini knocked off Virginia. This time, Illinois was the higher-ranked team — even though the Cavaliers are the defending national champions.

Illini Legends, Lists and Lore: Yoshi Hayasaki

Happy 72nd birthday to longtime Illinois gymnastics coach and USA Gymnastics Hall of Famer Yoshi Hayasaki.

UI roundup | Illini land two wrestlers in finals

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Isaiah Martinez's appearance in the Big Ten Tournament finals was the closest thing to a foregone conclusion.

The same could not be said for Mike Carr.

Regardless, both will wrestle for titles today in East Lansing, Mich.

What to watch for in Illini Olympic sports

Yes, basketball season is over for Illinois. But that doesn't mean the Illini are done with sports this school year. 


Illinois announces latest Hall of Fame class

The second Illinois athletics Hall of Fame class already featured Lou Henson.

That much was known when Illinois athletic director Josh Whitman announced last summer that Henson, the all-time winningest men’s basketball coach in Illinois history, would headline the latest class.

UI roundup: Singles play delivers victory for Illini

SEATTLE — Maybe Duke was a welcomed sight for the Illinois men's tennis team.

The Blue Devils certainly were a familiar opponent.

Playing Duke for the second time in the month of February, the Illini recorded their second win of the season over the Blue Devils.

UI roundup: Illini men's gymnastics wins at Iowa

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The third-ranked Illinois men's gymnastics team earned a narrow 404.700-401.850 victory over No. 10 Iowa on Saturday at the Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

The Illini won four individual titles, including Sebastian Quiana on floor (14.300), Brandon Ngai on pommel horse (14.800), Alex Diab on still rings (14.550) and Tyson Bull on horizontal bar (14.100).