CHAMPAIGN — Chandler Eggleston won the floor exercise and vault competitions Saturday for Illinois men’s gymnastics, helping the Illini rout Temple and Illinois-Chicago at Huff Hall.
The Illini tallied 436.550 points to the Owls’ 394.900 and Flames’ 391.050.
Question for the day: With long-awaited news ready to pop any day, how many rabbits can a new athletic director pull out of his hat to settle Illini Nation’s unrest?
CHAMPAIGN — Illinois volleyball coach Kevin Hambly added to his coaching staff Tuesday with the hiring of Erin Lindsey as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The No. 7 Illinois men’s tennis team finished its road trip down Tobacco Road with a 4-0 loss to No. 10 North Carolina a night after beating No. 24 Duke 4-3. The Illini’s lone win against the Tar Heels came at No.
Born 97 years ago Sunday was baseball icon Jackie Robinson, the first African-American to play in the major leagues in the modern era. From 1947 through 1956, the former UCLA football and baseball star led the Brooklyn Dodgers.
MOBILE, Ala. — Geronimo Allison was a late addition this week to Saturday’s Senior Bowl, and the former Illinois wide receiver is expected to play in the all-star game, featuring some of the country’s top players, that kicks off at 1:30 p.m. at Ladd-Peebles Stadium.
CHAMPAIGN — Defending NCAA wrestling champion Isaiah Martinez saw his 54-match winning streak end, and 11th-ranked Illinois fell 30-15 to top-ranked Penn State on Saturday.
Martinez, ranked first nationally at 157 pounds, was pinned in 4 minutes, 55 seconds by Penn State’s Jason Nolf, who is ranked third nationally.
If you know the next UI athletic director, you are more informed than the rest of us.
My take has always been: The quest is running on parallel tracks, one leading to Colorado AD Rick George and the other involving everyone else, mostly those with Illini backgrounds like Josh Whitman, Larry Lubin and Tom Michael.
John Groce’s Illini are in Minneapolis on Saturday night for a must-win game at Minnesota (7:30 p.m.) and Matt Bollant’s team hosts Penn State on Saturday (2 p.m.) at State Farm Center. But they aren’t the only Illini sports in action this weekend. Here are three more to check out:
All 21 Illinois athletic teams will still see the Nike swoosh on their uniforms, apparel, gear, shoes and specificed equipment and accessories for the next decade.
Illinois extended its partnership with the Beaverton, Ore., company on Tuesday through the 2025-26 school year.