Gymnastics

Gymnastics

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

Small in hunt for PGA spot

HERSHEY, Pa. — Scott Erdmann birdied three of the final four holes Tuesday on Hershey Country Club’s East Course for a 2-under-par 69 and a 1-stroke lead over Sean Dougherty in the 44th PGA Professional National Championship.
Illinois men’s golf coach Mike Small, the reigning champion, carded a third-round 69 and was 5 strokes behind Erdmann in eighth place.

Illini Year In Review

Top male athletes

1. Mikel Leshoure, football. After roaring through 2010 season, junior All-America running back headed to NFL's Lions.

Kimes keys baseball win

EVANSTON — Pete Cappetta had four hits to back a solid effort by starter Corey Kimes as the Illini beat Northwestern 9-4 to take the series from the Wildcats.

Illinois (17-22, 8-7 Big Ten) has won three series in five conference weekends and sits in a tie for fourth place.

Soccer player earns elite invite

CARSON, Calif. — Illinois women's soccer player Vanessa DiBernardo was among 24 collegiate players selected to participate in the U.S. Under-23 National Team Training Camp.

The camp began Sunday and continues through May 1.

Memory Lane: Justin Spring

In no way do I consider myself a celebrity,' Spring said. 'Now, someone like Dee Brown, he's an icon in town. It correlates with how many times your face is in the paper.'

Dee Brown is Dear Abby. Justin Spring is underwater tiddlywinks.

Fernandez fifth on balance beam

CLEVELAND — Melissa Fernandez saved her best for her final routine as an Illini.

The Illinois senior scored a 9.8375 on a near-flawless routine on the balance beam to tie for fifth place at the NCAA Championships.

Ribeiro, Mizoguchi take titles

Daniel Ribeiro (pommel horse) and Tyler Mizoguchi (parallel bars) won NCAA titles Saturday night as Justin Spring's Illini men's gymnastics team finished on a high note.

Men's gymnasts finish third at NCAAs

COLUMBUS, Ohio — As a coach, all you can ask is that your team performs its best when the stage is biggest. After Friday, Illinois men's gymnastics coach Justin Spring has no complaints about his group.

The Illini didn't win the NCAA title — they finished third to champion Stanford and runner-up Oklahoma — but did so with a season-high score of 360.150.