Top of the Morning, June 15, 2019

Just because he won a big, fancy award doesn't mean HOWARD MILTON will be treated any differently when he returns to the office.

The idea of showing up with a 'Mr. Fundraiser of the Year' nametag is definitely out of the question.

"They'll call me the usual 'Mr. Forgetful,'" he said, "or 'The Guy Who Works For Josh.'"

Illini Legends, Lists and Lore: June 9, 2019

Perhaps the most incredible record in Illini sports history belongs to a man that was born 91 years ago today. What Al Brosky achieved as a defensive back in the 1950s is one that has no comparison. His NCAA record of notching a pass interception in 15 consecutive games is significantly more impressive in that opposing quarterbacks purposely threw their passes away from him.

UI commission's advice: Formal, public retirement of Chief

CHAMPAIGN — A formal public retirement of Chief Illiniwek and a plaque outside Memorial Stadium commemorating the Chief's history — and why the symbol was dropped — are among the recommendations from a commission asked to help the University of Illinois move past the 30-year-old controversy.

Summer play in full swing for Illinois tennis

CHAMPAIGN — Pro tennis tournaments have happened in the past during the summer months on the University of Illinois campus.

They're at it again this summer as the first of three such tournaments started on Monday with qualifying at the Fletcher Financial Open, a USTA Pro Circuit event held at Atkins Tennis Center and the Khan Outdoor Tennis Complex.

Illini Legends, Lists and Lore: June 2, 2019

Happy 26th birthday today to Illini tennis twins Melissa and Tim Kopinski. The siblings from Palos Heights and graduates of Chicago's Amos Alonzo Stagg High School were the first twins to play concurrently for Illinois' tennis program.

Kovacevic powers into NCAA singles semifinals

ORLANDO, Fla. — Two wins separate Aleks Kovacevic from a national title.

The Illinois junior advanced to the semifinals of the NCAA singles championships, with a 6-7, 7-6, 6-3 quarterfinal victory over Florida’s Sam Riffice on Thursday night at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Fla.

Kawai makes more history at NCAA championships

ORLANDO, Fla. — Asuka Kawai's history-making run at the NCAA women's tennis championships will have another chapter in it.

The Illinois sophomore, who in reaching the Round of 16 became the first player in program history to do so, secured her place in the quarterfinals.

Illini Legends, Lists and Lore: May 19, 2019

Four years ago today, the Illini swept Big Ten baseball's top three individual awards as the Conference named its 2015 honors.

Whitman: All bets should be off on collegiate sports


SPRINGFIELD — Speaking to a House subcommittee Wednesday on behalf of 12 of the state’s 13 NCAA Division I schools — all except Chicago State — University of Illinois athletic director Josh Whitman said he opposed any bill that would allow sports betting on collegiate athletics in Illinois.

NCAA Men's Tennis: Illinois vs. California

Illinois faces California in the second round of the NCAA 2019 D1 Men’s Tennis Championship at the Khan Outdoor Tennis Complex Saturday, May 4, 2019, on the University of Illinois campus in Urbana.