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UI roundup: Spencer, Evans among those feted

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois athletics held its Oskee Awards event Monday night, with Joe Spencer and Nicole Evans receiving Big Ten Medal of Honor recognition.

Spencer, a former Illini football center, and Evans, an Illini softball outfielder, were recognized for their excellence on and off the field as seniors.

UI Roundup: Softball's 10-game win streak snapped

LINCOLN, Neb. — The Illinois softball team lost for the first time since April 2 Sunday, dropping a 14-0 decision to Nebraska in five innings.

Arcola graduate Taylor Edwards took the loss for Illinois, allowing four runs and walking three in one inning of work. Illinois (34-11, 12-3 Big Ten) allowed six runs apiece in the second and fourth innings.

UI roundup: Men's gymnasts place third in nation

WEST POINT, N.Y. — Season-best scores in the vault and still rings Saturday lifted the Illinois men’s gymnastics team to third place in the NCAA Championships.

The Illini totaled 422.10 points, finishing behind Oklahoma (431.95) and Ohio State (423.70).

Wonderly keys 9th straight Illinois softball win

LINCOLN, Neb. — The bus ride to the Cornhusker state was long for the Illinois softball team. About eight hours or so.

But the opening night of a three-game Big Ten series between the 25th-ranked Illini and Nebraska ended on a short, sweet note for Tyra Perry’s team.

PODCAST:Sports Talk 04-20-17

PODCAST:Sports Talk 04-20-17: Play now!

Tonight's guests: News Gazette journalist Marcus Jackson, Kedric Prince with OrangeAndBlueNews.com

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PODCAST: Illini Softball Head Coach Tyra Perry postgame 04-19-17

PODCAST: Illini Softball Head Coach Tyra Perry postgame 04-19-17: Play now!

Illini softball head coach Tyra Perry talks to Scott Beatty about Wednesday's 8-2 win over Butler and the team's postseason aspirations. The Illini (32-10) have won eight straight games.

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PODCAST: SportsTalk 04-18-17

PODCAST: SportsTalk 04-18-17: Play now!

Scott Beatty and Loren Tate host the Tuesday edition of Sports Talk. They talk with EIU AD Tom Michael and Mike Lindemann, Race Director of the Illinois Marathon.

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Farina nets Big Ten softball accolade

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois softball second baseman Leigh Farina received the Big Ten Player of the Week honor Monday, her first such award.

UI Roundup: Illini push win streak to 7

CALEDONIA, Mich. — The Illinois softball team swept Michigan State on Saturday in a doubleheader at Davenport University’s Farmers Insurance Athletic Complex.

The Illini (31-10, 10-2 Big Ten) won Game 1 6-5 in eight innings after pinch hitter Rowan McGuire’s RBI single in the eighth. Breanna Wonderly went the distance, allowing just two earned runs.

Tate: Foreign flair suits UI's spring offerings

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