Asmussen | Here's some food for thought

You can watch any sporting event at home. In high definition. Almost as if you are there.

Sure, you miss the sounds and the feel and the energy. But the price is right. So is the access to the restroom (generally, no lines) and concessions (hey, who ate my sandwich?).

Illini enter postseason with confidence, despite loss to end regular season


URBANA — For the Illinois softball team, the winning formula moving forward might be a simple one: The Illini must rely on arguably the fiercest offense in the Big Ten, and play steady defense behind their pitch-to-contact staff of Emily Oestreich and Taylor Edwards.

Illinois has cashed in 36 times on some variation of that equation this season.

UI Softball vs Nebraska

University of Illinois Softball vs Nebraska, Sunday, May 6, 2018 at Eicrhelberger Field. the Illini fell to the Cornhusker's 6-3 in their final home game of the 2018 season. 

Tate | Time for football, basketball to catch up to other UI teams

As is their nature, Illini athletic teams seem proficient in handling the small balls of spring as opposed to the larger, more valued balls of autumn and winter.

Come on, football and basketball, it's time to catch up.

Both men and women squads of golf and tennis have done their job so far, all four qualifying for the NCAA postseason play.

Illini softball notches walk-off win

URBANA — The importance of this weekend's series against Nebraska can't be overstated for the Illinois softball team.

So far, so good.

Illini baseball, softball begin important weekend series

Beer. Warm weather. Friday night. What more could you ask for as Illinois softball and baseball host important weekend series? Staff writer Scott Richey takes a look at both teams:



Rece Davis to host Hall of Fame gala

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois dipped into the national sports media well for its Hall of Fame Gala host for a second straight year, with ESPN personality Rece Davis set to host the June 15 event at Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History.

UI roundup: Illini drop Big Ten title match to Ohio State

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Illinois got its rematch against Ohio State.

But, the final result was the same.

The Illini lost 4-0 to the Buckeyes for the second time in 15 days — this time in Sunday's Big Ten tournament men's tennis title match.

Illini men's tennis vies for Big Ten title

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Saturday wasn't the first time this year Illinois men's tennis found itself down 1-0 to Michigan after dropping the doubles point. Or even this month.

Illini baseball rallies to upset Hoosiers

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — It is doubtful the Illinois baseball team expected to lose four of five games leading into its toughest Big Ten stretch of the season.

Good thing the Illini were ready to change the narrative.