ROSEMONT — Illinois senior Ember Schuldt was named to the All-Big Ten second team in women’s golf, the conference announced Tuesday.
HOUSTON — Illinois’ men’s tennis team bounced back Saturday at the ITA National Indoor Championships, defeating Pepperdine 4-0 in the consolation bracket.
The 22nd-ranked and 10th-seeded Illini were led by Brian Page, Tim Kopinski and Ross Guignon.
Ryan Squire hears what some might consider mundane questions. On a daily basis. But they’re important in his job. Vital, in fact. The compliance director for the Illinois athletic department keeps coaches afloat of recruiting rules, athletes’ eligibility and the ever-evolving transfers that seem to dominate college athletics now.
CHICAGO — Urbana native and former Illini All-American Ella Masar was drafted Friday by the newest franchise in the National Women’s Soccer League.
Masar, who played for the Illini from 2004 to ’07, was selected by the Houston Dash with its fifth of 10 picks in the NWSL expansion draft.
The new year leaves behind a whopper in 2013, with more fireworks possible when Indiana comes to the Farm on Tuesday.
As the year’s local sports stories go, these are my personal favorites, and why.
LINCOLN, Neb. — The Illinois soccer team trailed by two goals after three shots in its NCAA second-round match Friday against No. 7 Portland.
“We are just fighting and truly living up to the name Fighting Illini,” UI coach Janet Rayfield said.
Are they ever.