Swimming and Diving

Sunday Conversation: Compliance director Ryan Squire

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.


Zebe cruises on track

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).


Illinois swimming

Illinois hosted the Illini swimming & diving meet at ARC pool Monday January 20, 2014.


Track teams win home meet

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.


Roundup: Hiltzik in rare company

 

FLUSHING, N.Y. —  Amer Delic was the first Illinois men’s tennis player to reach the ITA National Indoor Championship final in 2002.


Soccer shut out; Porada wins race

 

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.


Happy Birthday, Craig Virgin!

Illini Legends, Lists & Lore

Leo Johnson


Illinois team grades

Baseball: B
Comment: NCAA tournament team won 35 games, most since 2000

Football: D-
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


Illinois team-by-team breakdown

Baseball
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.

Football


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