UI Men's Gymnastics: Big Ten Championships

Illinois competes in the Big Ten mens gymnastics championships at State Farm Center in Champaign on Friday, April 7, 2017.

Host Illini look to end title drought

CHAMPAIGN — The feeling didn’t sit well with Justin Spring in 2015. Nor last year, either.

The seventh-year Illinois men’s gymnastics coach experienced the thrill of winning a Big Ten title in his first three seasons leading his alma mater, where he played an integral role in helping Illinois win a 2004 Big Ten championship in his own college career.

Top of the Morning, April 4, 2017

Mike Haile made like UI athletic director Josh Whitman to introduce SCOTT BEATTY as host of "SportsTalk" on WDWS 1400-AM on Monday.

Haile, general manager of WDWS, WHMS and WKIO, subbed "#WeWillRadio" for Whitman's "#WeWillWin" hashtag he has used to introduce new UI coaches.

April 6 Ask the Sports Editor chat

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 2:00pm

What's next for Brad Underwood, Nancy Fahey and Lovie Smith and their respective programs? How are the spring sports faring at Illinois? What about in the local high school ranks? When is the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon again? Sports editor Matt Daniels will answer any and all questions during his 2 p.m. chat on Thursday.

UI roundup: Illini finish fourth at regional

CHAMPAIGN — Hosting the NCAA regional at State Farm Center, the Illinois women’s gymnastics team finished fourth Saturday and will not advance to the NCAA Championships.

Illinois was tied for second place heading into the final rotation, but its score of 48.700 wasn’t enough to stay in the top two to qualify for nationals.

NCAA Women's Gymnastics Regional

NCAA Women's Gymnastics Regional, Saturday, April 1, 2017 at the State Farm Center in Champaign. 

Illinois gymnastics embraces NCAA regional hosting duties

CHAMPAIGN — The stage is set.

A much bigger one at that.

The Illinois women's gymnastics team will host a six-team NCAA regional meet that starts at 4 p.m. Saturday at State Farm Center, the first time the program has hosted an NCAA regional since 2012.

First report in five years shows UI athletes making grade

URBANA — Illinois athletes maintained an overall grade point average of 3.16 last fall, and by some measures have graduation rates comparable to the broader student body, according to data supplied to the campus Academic Senate.

UI roundup: Quiana wins gymnastics award

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois men’s gymnast Sebastian Quiana on Monday was named the Big Ten Freshman of the Week.

Quiana, a two-time winner of the first-year athlete award, took first place in the pommel horse and floor during Illinois’ home loss to Ohio State last Friday.

Quiana recorded a 14.950 score on the floor, the fifth-highest mark in the NCAA this season.

UI Roundup: Wonderly no-hits the Hawkeyes

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The Illinois softball team opened Big Ten play Friday with a dominant all-around performance against Iowa.

Senior pitcher Breanna Wonderly fired a no-hitter and three Illini launched home runs as Illinois beat Iowa 8-0 in 5 innings at Pearl Field.