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Swimming and Diving

Korte, Illini use late rally to down Owls

BOCA RATON, Fla. — Illinois baseball had the rally caps working late in Friday night's series opener at Florida Atlantic.

Jeff Korte clubbed a game-tying three-run homer to right field and Zac Taylor earned a bases-loaded walk to plate the go-ahead run as the Illini rallied for four runs in the ninth inning before eventually collecting a stunning 7-6 victory over the host Owls.

Top of the Morning, Feb. 13, 2019

Introducing JULIA GREUEL, a junior at the University of Illinois and the next president of Illini Pride, the student organization that supports sports of all sorts.

Top of the Morning, Feb. 9, 2019

It's not quite as big as, say, State Farm Center, but JESSE NAUMAN's "Illini Room" in the basement of his house in Granville takes up serious space.

"At some point, it became an obsession," the 41-year-old UI grad said of his memorabilia collection. "I'm just about out of room."

UI roundup: Kuhn rocks boards at UIC diving invite

CHICAGO — Nearing the end of her final season for Illinois, senior diver Ling Kuhn came away with first-place finishes in both the 1-meter and 3-meter diving events at Saturday's UIC Diving Invitational.

Kuhn totaled a school-record 341.70 points in her 3-meter win, while also tallying 277.30 to take the 1-meter event.

Saturday's UI roundup: Women's gymnastics picks up first Big Ten win

CHAMPAIGN — The Illinois women's gymnastics team picked up its first Big Ten victory of the season, winning 195.075-194.950 on Saturday afternoon at Huff Hall behind three of four event victories and also claimed the all-around competition.

Top of the Morning, Oct. 5 , 2018

Barely two years after arriving at Champaign's WCIA, Annice McEwan is on the move. With the full support of her former employer.

McEwan starts next week at Louisville's WDRB, a Fox affiliate. She joins a six-person sports staff as a reporter. She will also have increased anchor duties.

Top of the Morning, July 20, 2018

DAVE REVSINE, the Voice of Big Ten Network, is hosting Tuesday's Big Ten Kickoff Luncheon at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile.

Revsine, a former ESPN announcer, has been with BTN since its inception in 2007. He was the first one to speak on the channel:

UI athletics gets $1 million donation

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois athletics announced another seven-figure donation Tuesday, as the Bielfeldt Foundation has committed $1 million to provide updates to the Bielfeldt Athletic Administration Building and to help fund construction of the Football Performance Center.

Illini Year in Review: Grading the programs

Men's gymnastics: A

Why an A: The Illini won what had been an elusive Big Ten title then followed it up with an individual NCAA champ (Alex Diab on rings) and a third-place national finish as a team.

Illini Year in Review: The Lists

Top male athletes

1. Bren Spillane, baseball. The third-round MLB draft pick was one of three position players nationally to earn consensus (all six) All-American honors.

2. Alex Diab, gymnastics. A national championship on rings for the Glen Ellyn native was Illinois' third on the event and 58th total.