COLUMBUS, Ohio – Next up: Penn State.
The Illinois volleyball team knocked off Ohio State on Friday night 25-20, 25-17, 17-25, 27-25 to set up a showdown against second-place Penn State on Saturday night in State College, Pa.
CHAMPAIGN — The Illinois women’s swimming and diving team improved to 5-0 for the first time in 13 years Friday, beating Michigan State and Southern Illinois in the Splash Bash at the ARC Pool.
Corey Kasten claimed the 100-yard breaststroke in 1 minute, 6.19 seconds. Britni Fisher was third in 1-meter diving.
TOLEDO, Ohio — Illinois’ 400 freestyle relay team of Meghan Mason, Caitlin Conroy, Erin Lamb and Courtney Pope won the event and clinched the school’s swimming and diving victory against Toledo.
The Illini swimmers were clocked in 3 minutes, 32.65 seconds.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Illinois returns from its two-game road trip still in first place in the Big Ten.
Just not alone.
DALLAS – Brian Cardinal and Dee Brown have joined the Dallas Mavericks just in time for training camp.
Softball A T-Second — 45-win team set program mark for winning percentage
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Assembly Hall naming rights to BP
CHAMPAIGN — Right fielder Pete Cappetta went 2 for 4 with a homer and three RBI, leading Illinois to a 6-1 baseball victory against Western Michigan on Tuesday at Illinois Field.
Five Illini pitchers combined to hold the Broncos to four hits in the nonconference contest.
COLUMBIA, Mo. – San Diego State cooled off Illinois' softball team, defeating the 21st-ranked Illini 5-3 on Sunday at Missouri's Children's Hospital Invitational to snap the squad's 10-game winning streak.
UI first baseman Meredith Hackett and third baseman Kelley Wedel each smacked home runs, but Illinois (16-2) could not overcome a five-run fifth inning by the Aztecs (15-8).
At 9-1, Illinois is off to its best 10-game start since 2003, when it also opened 9-1. The Illini nearly cracked this week's USA Today/NFCA Top 25, earning the 26th-most votes. Illinois enters Friday's 12:30 p.m. matchup against the Seminoles 1-1 against ranked opponents this season.