UI roundup: Kerian's blast lifts Illini baseball

STILLWATER, Okla. — David Kerian drove in the game-winning run with a two-run homer in the top of the 10th Sunday, leading 27th-ranked Illinois past 10th-ranked Oklahoma State 4-2.

The Illini (11-3-1) took two of three in the weekend road series.

UI roundup: Women's gymnastics wins State of Illinois Classic

STILLWATER, Okla. — Illinois struggled offensively and defensively Saturday, and No. 10 Oklahoma State took advantage in an 8-1 nonconference baseball victory.

The 27th-ranked Illini (10-3-1) totaled a season-low four hits and fell behind 3-0 early.

Sunday Conversation: Fred Hartville

Gymnast Fred Hartville made news last week, becoming the first active openly gay athlete in UI history. The Atlanta native was the 2013 NCAA vault champion but has fought through a knee injury this season. Staff writer Bob Asmussen sat down with the junior on Wednesday at Kenney Gym:

What was the advice from your Illinois coaches and teammates?

Illini Legends, Lists and Lore: Happy 31st birthday, Justin Spring!

Sixty-three years ago Sunday — March 8, 1952 — four University of Illinois teams ended their seasons winning Big Ten championships.

Hartville hopes coming out will be easier soon

CHAMPAIGN — Fred Hartville won an NCAA championship and was named Illinois Freshman Athlete of the Year in 2013.

But it was Hartville’s private life that drew a handful of reporters to Kenney Gym on Wednesday afternoon.

UI roundup: Women's tennis knocks off Indiana

URBANA — Third time was the charm for the Illinois women’s tennis team Sunday, as the Illini captured their first win against a ranked opponent in three tries this season with a 6-1 thumping of No. 24 Indiana.

UI roundup: Duchene shines in his debut

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Kevin Duchene tossed seven shutout innings Friday, leading Illinois baseball to a 1-0 win against Ball State.

Duchene, who allowed five hits, struck out nine and issued no walks to earn the victory in his first start of the season. Nick Blackburn and Tyler Jay pitched two perfect innings to secure the first shutout of the season for the Illini (7-0-1).

Illini baseball team enters rankings

CHAMPAIGN — The Illinois baseball team will head to the Chanticleer Classic in Myrtle Beach, S.C., later this week without a loss attached to its name.

They’ll head south with a national ranking, too, for the first time since 2009.

Hear from Coach Dan Hartleb Tuesday at 5:10 on WDWS.

Detry claims league golf honor

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois’ Thomas Detry captured his second Big Ten Golfer of the Week honor for the 2014-15 season Wednesday, giving the Illini their fourth weekly recognition of the campaign.

Tate: Men's track and field team worth getting to know

Beginning last Thursday, when John Groce’s basketball team defeated Michigan in overtime, Illini sports teams won 16 events through Monday’s success in the Big Ten Golf Match Play Championships.