Sunday Special: Reflections from the press box

They have covered the Big Ten forever. They know every nook and cranny of the conference.

They are the Big Ten Sages.

Illini Legends, Lists & Lore: Mark Dalesandro

Happy 49th birthday Sunday to Fighting Illini baseball alum Mark Dalesandro. In 1990, he had as impressive a senior season as any player in Illinois history.

Landrus leaves Illinois

Illinois athletic director Josh Whitman will have to find another new head coach.

Illinois announced on Friday that women's gymnastics coach Kim Landrus has resigned and is taking the same position at North Carolina State.

Tirico to emcee Illini Hall of Fame event

CHAMPAIGN — The date was already set for when Illinois athletics will introduce its first-ever Hall of Fame class to the public.

Now, the person who will help lead said introductions of the 28-person class is known.

NBC Sports broadcaster Mike Tirico will serve as the emcee for the event slated for June 23 in Chicago, the UI announced on Wednesday.

UI roundup: Spencer, Evans among those feted

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois athletics held its Oskee Awards event Monday night, with Joe Spencer and Nicole Evans receiving Big Ten Medal of Honor recognition.

Spencer, a former Illini football center, and Evans, an Illini softball outfielder, were recognized for their excellence on and off the field as seniors.

UI roundup: Men's gymnasts place third in nation

WEST POINT, N.Y. — Season-best scores in the vault and still rings Saturday lifted the Illinois men’s gymnastics team to third place in the NCAA Championships.

The Illini totaled 422.10 points, finishing behind Oklahoma (431.95) and Ohio State (423.70).

UI roundup: Men's gymnasts advance to NCAA Championships final

WEST POINT, N.Y. — A season-best result at the NCAA Championships can never be a bad thing.

That was true for the Illinois men’s gymnastics team Friday, as it opened the national finals by placing second in its six-team section and advancing to Saturday’s team finals.

April 20 Ask the Sports Editor chat

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 2:00pm

The regular signing period is well underway. What moves might Brad Underwood make to round out his first Illinois roster? Can Illinois softball keep rolling in the Big Ten? Will Illinois baseball build off its Big Ten series victory against Northwestern? Which high school spring sport teams have shown the most so far?

UI awarded NCAA gymnastics, tennis championships

CHAMPAIGN — Justin Spring won his first national championship at then Assembly Hall in 2004, claiming the high bar title.

“It was an indescribable feeling,” Spring said. “You were able to perform on the biggest stage in front of your closest friends.”

UI Roundup: Youngsters star for Illini men's tennis

URBANA — On a team dominated by inexperience, there will be ups and downs.

Look no further than the Illini men’s tennis team, which is led by six freshmen and sits at 11-9, including 4-2 in the Big Ten, after Saturday’s 6-1 home win against Iowa.