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Illini Legends, Lists and Lore | March 11

One-hundred-fifty years ago today — March 11, 1868 — the Illinois Industrial University (University of Illinois) celebrated its opening of nine days earlier with inaugural ceremonies. President John Milton Gregory, both members of his faculty, 77 students and a bevy of town folk gathered in a large hall on the third floor of University Hall, known by its moniker "The Elephant."

UI Roundup | Illini's Davis finishes in 15th

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Jon Davis knew he would be an All-American before he stepped on the track on Saturday.

It was a matter of whether it would be first or second-team recognition.

It was the latter.

UI roundup: Singles play delivers victory for Illini

SEATTLE — Maybe Duke was a welcomed sight for the Illinois men's tennis team.

The Blue Devils certainly were a familiar opponent.

Playing Duke for the second time in the month of February, the Illini recorded their second win of the season over the Blue Devils.

UI roundup: Illini top Pitt, fall to UNC

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — It took nine innings, but the Illinois softball team didn't that mind one bit.

After a rough opening weekend in which the Illini dropped four straight in Florida, Tyra Perry's team was happy to be back on the winning side of the ledger.

UI roundup: Illini men's gymnastics wins at Iowa

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The third-ranked Illinois men's gymnastics team earned a narrow 404.700-401.850 victory over No. 10 Iowa on Saturday at the Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

The Illini won four individual titles, including Sebastian Quiana on floor (14.300), Brandon Ngai on pommel horse (14.800), Alex Diab on still rings (14.550) and Tyson Bull on horizontal bar (14.100).

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UI roundup: Davis finishes sub four-minute mile

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois sophomore Jon Davis achieved nirvana for a mile runner.

He became the 498th American to run a mile in under four minutes, doing so in three minutes, 58.46 seconds during Saturday's Illini Classic inside the Armory.

UI roundup: Wolverines trounce Illini

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Katelynn Flaherty scored 27 points and No. 19 Michigan dominated Illinois 86-42 on Saturday night.

After the Illini (9-12, 0-7 Big Ten) scored the first five points of the game, Michigan went on a 21-2 run to take control of the game.

UI roundup: Track and field has solid debut

CHAMPAIGN — The Illinois men's track and field team compiled 207 points, easily ouptacing the nine-team field on Saturday at the Armory on the UI campus to win the Illini Open title in the Illini's first indoor meet of the season.

Illini AD on the air

Illinois athletic director Josh Whitman was a guest on Saturday SportsTalk on WDWS 1400-AM in downtown Champaign, discussing plans — both on the field and off — that are under way.

"We're really excited about what the future is going to bring," he told hosts Loren Tate and Michael Kiser.