Swimming and Diving
Top male athletes
1. Mikel Leshoure, football. After roaring through 2010 season, junior All-America running back headed to NFL's Lions.
Joe Hunsaker, a three-time Illini swimming letter winner from 1957 to '59, celebrates his 74th birthday Sunday.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.