Swimming and Diving

Swimming and Diving

VIDEO: Jock Jams

After Illinois golfer and Jock Jams host Dylan Meyer sent him a direct message on Twitt

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.

N-G Top 5: Centennial atop rankings

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1. Centennial 2 Dec. 30, PekinAt last update, the Chargers held the top local time in five different events, paced by success in the 200-yard medley relay and the 400 freestyle relay.

UI: 150 years, 1,000 stories, 100 videos

They hail from six continents — the Urbana-born doctor who's devoted the past three decades to caring for the poorest of the poor in East Africa; the dreamer from Freeport who grew up with 16 brothers and sisters and went on to become the first black American billionaire; the South Korean journalist who never thought she'd see her byline in the student newspaper, being a self-described "FOTB" (

Butkus: 'It's good to be back home'

You would never call Dick Butkus a crier.

Not if you wanted to live.

But there the Illini legend was Saturday afternoon at State Farm Center, tearing up as he accepted his place in the Illinois Athletics Hall of Fame.

Twenty-eight entered the first class. Big names. In all sports.

Tate: You haven't heard the last of me just yet

Elephants have the right idea.

When their time comes, they shuffle off to their designated area — no matter the distance — and pass quietly from the scene. There's a certain dignity about it.

I'm not yet ready for that, for sure, but I mistakenly thought I could do Douglas MacArthur's "old soldier" bit and let 51-year-old Tatelines fade unnoticed from the writing scene.

NOW: Monday Morning QBs

What'd you think of the Ball State game? Still bummed about the war chant decision? Excited to see Kevin Hambly back in Huff Hall?

Loren Tate and Jim Turpin kick off another season of 'Monday Morning Quarterbacks' at 9 a.m. today on WDWS 1400-AM.