MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — A four-run fifth inning and a steady outing by Drasen Johnson allowed the Illinois baseball team to end a two-game slide with a 5-4 win against Coastal Carolina on Saturday in the Illini’s second game during the Caravelle Resort’s Baseball at the Beach tournament.
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.
LEXINGTON, Ky. — The Illinois men’s track and field team won two events and recorded nine top-three finishes in the two-day Rod McCravy Memorial Meet that concluded Saturday.
Former Unity High standout Zebo Zebe won the 600-yard run (1 minute, 11.69 seconds). Luke Carroll captured the mile (4:07.91).
CHAMPAIGN — Brandon Stryganek and David Kendziera each won two events to lead the Illinois men’s track and field team to the title of the Illini Classic at the UI Armory.
The Illini had 13 top-three finishers and scored 227.50 points to win the seven-team meet by 125 points.
FLUSHING, N.Y. — Amer Delic was the first Illinois men’s tennis player to reach the ITA National Indoor Championship final in 2002.
CHAMPAIGN — Illinois outshot No. 10 Michigan but couldn’t capitalize on its scoring opportunities and lost 2-0 Friday night in a Big Ten women’s soccer match at Illinois Soccer Stadium.
Illini Legends, Lists & Lore
Comment: NCAA tournament team won 35 games, most since 2000
Comment: Task one: End that 14-game Big Ten losing streak
Men’s basketball: B
Comment: Inconsistent bunch proved they belonged in NCAAs
Men’s cross-country: B
Comment: Big Ten finish of fourth was program’s best in 16 years
High point: Receiving Big Ten’s only at-large bid to the NCAA tournament.
Low point: Losing NCAA elimination game after entering ninth inning with 3-2 lead.
Big Ten finish: T-5th
What’s next: Plenty of holes to fill in field, but starting rotation returns intact.