Swimming and Diving

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Ward, Illini bounce back

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Seventh-ranked Illinois rebounded from Friday's loss to Michigan State by beating No. 23 Michigan 22-25, 25-14, 27-25, 25-21 on Saturday.

The Illini (25-4, 14-4 Big Ten) will enter the regular season's final week tied for second with Penn State and Purdue. All three teams trail Nebraska (16-2), which has clinched a share of the crown with two matches remaining.

UI swimmers lead honors list

51 Illinois athletes named Big Ten Distinguished Scholars

Illini Year In Review

Top male athletes

1. Mikel Leshoure, football. After roaring through 2010 season, junior All-America running back headed to NFL's Lions.

Happy birthday, Kent Brown

Joe Hunsaker, a three-time Illini swimming letter winner from 1957 to '59, celebrates his 74th birthday Sunday.

Pitching brings Challenge win

CLEARWATER, Fla. – John Anderson and Chris Pack combined on a four-hitter as the Illinois baseball team beat Cincinnati 7-3 on Saturday at Jack Russell Stadium.

With the win, Illinois evened its record at 1-1 in the Big East/Big Ten Challenge. The Illini finish the series today against West Virginia.

Gay, UI trample Friars

MIAMI – Pepper Gay struck out a career-high 10 as the Illinois softball team beat Providence 8-0 in its opening game of the Blue & Gold Felsberg Memorial Tournament on Friday.

Buford-Bailey headed back to Olympics

Volleyball players get USA invite

Roundup: No. 3 gymnasts roll; McHugh wins throw

CHAMPAIGN – The third-ranked Illinois men's gymnastics team won all six events in rolling to a 354.900-339.400 victory against No. 9 Iowa on Saturday at Huff Hall.

Junior Tyler Mizoguchi and senior Paul Ruggeri each earned two titles in the Illini's home debut. Mizoguchi posted career highs in the all-around (89.300) and parallel bars (15.300), while Ruggeri placed first in floor exercise (15.600) and high bar (14.400).

Tennis team returns to form

URBANA – Illinois' 16th-ranked men's tennis team rebounded from last week's season-opening loss to Virginia, topping Denver 6-1 Friday night at Atkins Tennis Center.

The Illini were led by 11th-ranked Dennis Nevolo, who defeated 25th-ranked Enej Bonin 6-0, 6-1 at No. 1 singles after Illinois dropped the doubles point.

Gymnasts top No. 2 Michigan

CHICAGO – The No. 4 Illinois men's gymnastics team won five of six events to capture the season-opening Windy City Invitational for the second straight year.

The Illini scored 355.400 points to defeat defending national champion and No. 2 Michigan (346.100), which placed second in the six-team meet.