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Illini Legends, Lists and Lore: March 31, 2019

Fifty-seven years ago today — March 31, 1962 — Illini swimmer Jim Spreitzer won the NCAA men's 220-yard freestyle championship, the last of seven NCAA titles captured by University of Illinois swimmers.

UI roundup: Edwards pitches softball to victory

URBANA — Taylor Edwards didn’t need to overpower No. 23 Wisconsin when she took the circle Saturday for Illinois softball.

She simply had to record outs by any means necessary. And that’s exactly what the Arcola product did.

Edwards tossed 6 1/3 innings of shutout ball to lift the Illini to a 2-0 victory over the nationally-ranked Badgers at Eichelberger Field.

Kuhn leaving her own standard at Illinois

Ling Kuhn dives at 11:15 a.m. today at the NCAA championships in Austin, Texas. The N-G caught up with the first Illini diver to represent the program at the NCAA meet since 1992

Tom's #Mailbag, March 22, 2019

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This week's mailbag is bulging more than Bruce Pearl's pockets — and his shirts.

Saturday's UI roundup: Late-inning heroics save Illini

CHAMPAIGN — After spending the first month of the season on the road, Illinois baseball returned home with style Saturday.

The Illini (12-3) earned a pair of 5-4 wins in a doubleheader against Southern Illinois, using late offense to key a strong first showing at Illinois Field.

Illini softball earns doubleheader sweep

LOS ANGELES — Hardly a modest day at the plate for Illinois softball.

Scoring a combined 20 runs on 22 hits, the Illini cruised to a pair of run-rule shortened wins — an 11-2 victory over UC Santa Barbara followed by a 9-1 victory over Cal Poly in Friday doubleheader that kicked off the team's stay in the LMU Tournament.

'Champ' proponents make pitch to UI trustees; Chief defenders critical

URBANA — "Champ" made his official pitch to be the University of Illinois mascot Thursday, with an ROTC student showing up in full costume to greet UI trustees.

UI sophomore Mike Skibski presented the idea for a World War I soldier to represent the Fighting Illini during the public comment section of the board's meeting at the Illini Union.

Latest Hall of Fame class features 16 decorated former UI athletes and coaches

CHAMPAIGN — The latest Illinois athletics Hall of Fame class will receive their recognition during a formal ceremony at State Farm Center on Sept. 20.

Much like the first two classes did.

UI unveils Hall of Fame Class of '19

The  UI Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2019 was unveiled this morning and includes:

Saturday's UI roundup: Baseball clinches series against Owls

BOCA RATON, Fla. — Andy Fisher gave up just one run on two hits to lead Illinois baseball to a 5-3 win over Florida Atlantic on Saturday that clinched the three-game weekend series on the road.

Fisher tied a career high with nine strikeouts in six innings on the mound, while the Illini (5-0) plated two runs in both the third and sixth innings to remain unbeaten this season.