PHILADELPHIA – Illinois 141-pounder Jimmy Kennedy defeated Missouri's Todd Schavrien 11-1 to take fifth place Saturday at the NCAA wrestling championships.
Teammate B.J. Futrell took eighth place at 133 pounds.
MINNEAPOLIS – Illinois seniors Allison Buckley and Melissa Fernandez were named first-team All-Big Ten by the league's coaches, and junior Kelsey Joannides earned second-team honors Friday.
"It shows that we are continuing to be a force in the Big Ten," UI interim coach Kim Landrus said. "Having three All-Big Ten selections is not only a great accomplishment for those gymnasts but representative of the strength of our whole team."
EVANSTON – Jimmy Kennedy beat second-seeded Montell Marion of Iowa 9-6 at 141 pounds to claim third place at the Big Ten meet Sunday. The Illini finished sixth as a team.
"I was pleased with some of our performances and disappointed with a few others, but that's how this tournament always is," Illinois coach Jim Heffernan said.
CLEARWATER, Fla. – John Anderson and Chris Pack combined on a four-hitter as the Illinois baseball team beat Cincinnati 7-3 on Saturday at Jack Russell Stadium.
With the win, Illinois evened its record at 1-1 in the Big East/Big Ten Challenge. The Illini finish the series today against West Virginia.
WACO, Texas – Meredith Hackett blasted a pair of home runs and drove in six runs for No. 24 Illinois in a 9-2 softball win against Texas-San Antonio on Saturday at the Getterman Classic.
WACO, Texas – The Illinois softball team opened its season with an 11-10 loss to Texas-San Antonio on Friday in the Getterman Classic.
The Illini later dropped a 4-1 decision against Baylor.
PARK RIDGE — Illinois senior Daniel Ribeiro, who successfully defended his U.S. title in pommel horse last weekend, was named Big Ten Men’s Gymnast of the Week on Monday.
In men's tennis, No. 16 Illinois handed No. 14 Duke its first loss of the season, 4-2, Monday at Atkins Tennis Center. Abe Souza (No. 3 singles), Roy Kalmanovich (No. 4), Stephen Hoh (No. 5) and Bruno Abdelnour (No. 6) won for Illinois. Duke took the doubles point.