Gymnastics

Gymnastics

Saturday's UI roundup: Women's gymnastics picks up first Big Ten win

CHAMPAIGN — The Illinois women's gymnastics team picked up its first Big Ten victory of the season, winning 195.075-194.950 on Saturday afternoon at Huff Hall behind three of four event victories and also claimed the all-around competition.

Saturday's UI roundup: Men's gymnastics opens with home win

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Illinois women's basketball reversed a recent trend of poor play in the first quarter.

The Illini established an early lead Saturday at Penn State and broke a string of three consecutive games in which they trailed by double digits entering the locker room at halftime.

UI Men's Gymnastics vs. UIC

Illinois competes in a home meet against UIC at Huff Hall Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, on the University of Illinois campus in Champaign.

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:

What's on their wish lists?

Men's basketball

At the top of their wish list is ... another win over rival Missouri. The Illini seek six straight wins over the Tigers on Dec. 22. Mark Smith switching sides added some juice to what might have been an otherwise dull game. Mizzou is 6-3 but hasn't beaten anyone of substance, and Illinois (3-7) is off to a slow start.

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.

Howard: 'I'm getting honored for doing what I like'

CHAMPAIGN — It's hard to imagine having more Illini greats in one room at one time.

Illinois honored the Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2018 on Saturday afternoon at State Farm Center with the official induction ceremony.

Honoree Dana Howard talked about what made him the Big Ten's all-time leader in tackles.

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.

Top of the Morning, July 20, 2018

DAVE REVSINE, the Voice of Big Ten Network, is hosting Tuesday's Big Ten Kickoff Luncheon at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile.

Revsine, a former ESPN announcer, has been with BTN since its inception in 2007. He was the first one to speak on the channel:

UI athletics gets $1 million donation

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois athletics announced another seven-figure donation Tuesday, as the Bielfeldt Foundation has committed $1 million to provide updates to the Bielfeldt Athletic Administration Building and to help fund construction of the Football Performance Center.

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