Softball team ties best start

Softball team ties best start

STANFORD, Calif. — Illinois’ softball team split two games Friday at the Stanford Nike Invitational, defeating Sacramento State 7-1 before falling to No. 11 Stanford 8-0 at Smith Family Stadium.
The Illini (6-1) started the season 6-0, tying the best start in school history.

In swimming:

McGowan posts record. Illinois’ Brittany McGowan set a school record in the 50 butterfly with a time of 25.78 seconds Friday on Day 3 of the Big Ten Swimming & Diving Championships in West Lafayette, Ind.
The record came during the first half of her swim in the 100 butterfly prelims.