Gymnastics

UI gymnasts selected

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Illinois senior Paul Ruggeri and freshman C.J. Maestas earned spots on the 2011 U.S. Senior National team based on their performances at the U.S. national championships.

Maestas, who finished second on rings and eighth in all-around, automatically qualified Friday by the National TeamPoints System.


Richardson sparks victory

AVIANO, Italy — D.J. Richardson scored 11 points to lead Illinois past West Virginia 47-26 in a men's basketball scrimmage Wednesday at Aviano Air Base.

Richardson hit all five of his shots as Illinois sank 20 of 32 from the field, including 5 of 8 from three-point range. The Illini had 15 assists on 20 baskets.


Ankle remains bugaboo for Ruggeri

URBANA — Over the past seven months, Paul Ruggeri’s knowledge of ankle anatomy has become textbook-like.

The words peroneal retinaculum flow off the Illinois gymnast’s tongue with the precision of one of his parallel bars routines. And with good reason.


2011-12 Illini: A look ahead

Don't look now, but the Illini sports schedule begins this week, with Janet Rayfield's women's soccer team hosting Gonzaga at 7 p.m. Friday in its season opener. With plenty more action to follow through next June, News-Gazette staff writer JEFF HUTH offers five storylines to get fans ready for a busy 2011-12 Illini calendar.

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Mizoguchi strikes gold

Illini gymnast Tyler Mizoguchi won the parallel bars gold medal at the Puerto Rico Cup on Sunday.


Mizoguchi strikes gold

Illini gymnast Tyler Mizoguchi won the parallel bars gold medal at the Puerto Rico Cup on Sunday.


Mizoguchi nabs bronze

Men's gymnast competing for U.S. in Puerto Rico Cup.


Mizoguchi nabs bronze

Men's gymnast competing for U.S. in Puerto Rico Cup.


Mizoguchi to compete in Puerto Rico

UI senior-to-be to compete at Puerto Rico Cup


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