Tennis

Tennis

PODCAST: News-Gazette Sports Page 07-17-17

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How did Illini basketball targets fare at the Nike Peach Jam and last weekend's other high profile AAU tournaments? Beat writer Scott Richey weighed in on the likes of Tim Finke, Talen Horton-Tucker, Ayo Dosumnu and latest offer Jericole Hellems of Chaminade in suburban St. Louis.

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The report cards are in

Men's golf: A

Why an A: Count the ways. Mike Small's squad won its third straight Big Ten championship, with Dylan Meyer winning a seventh straight individual title for the Illini. A 10th straight NCAA tournament appearance and third straight national semifinals berth followed.

Last year's grade: A

UI Year in Review: From start to finish, what a wild ride it was

Top male athletes

1. Malcolm Hill, basketball. Senior guard did it all for the Illini — again — ranking in the top two on the team in scoring, rebounds, assists and steals.

2. Isaiah Martinez, wrestling. Two-time national champion was denied a third in the 165-pound title match — only his second career loss — after moving up a weight class.

PODCAST: Saturday SportsTalk 07-15-17

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Michael Kiser and Loren Tate host the Saturday edition of Sports Talk. They talk with UI football strength and conditioning coach Joey Boese and UI baseball coach Dan Hartleb.

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UI begins double dose of tennis

CHAMPAIGN — Area tennis enthusiasts should get their fill the next two weeks.

The University of Illinois will host two separate USTA Futures men's tournaments in that time span, with the Atkins Tennis Center and the Khan Outdoor Complex serving as the venues.

PODCAST: SportsTalk 7-14-17

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Scott Beatty and Matt Daniels talk with Illini tennis coach Brad Dancer and with Adrian Burgos Jr. of lavidabaseball.com.

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PODCAST: SportsTalk 7-5-17

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Scott Beatty and Loren Tate listen to Illini men's basketball coach Brad Underwood and to former Illini men's basketballer Brandon Paul, and they talk with Scott Wuerz from the Belleville News-Democrat.

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July 6 Ask the Sports Editor chat

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 2:00pm

With Year in Review coverage coming up this weekend (preps) and next (Illinois), it's almost time to hit the reset button and turn focus to the next school year. What do you want to see from The News-Gazette sports section? What could be the biggest storylines this fall? Do you know someone who has an interesting story to tell?

Illini Legends, Lists & Lore: Anthony Pleviak

Happy 70th Birthday to 1968 Fighting Illini football star Anthony “Tony” Pleviak.

The 6-foot-2, 237-pound defensive tackle came to Illinois from Zion-Benton High School, where he was a three-sport standout.

Sitting down with Josh Whitman

Josh Whitman has stayed busy in his first 15 months on the job as the Illinois athletic director. From firing and hiring coaches, to developing renovation plans for Memorial Stadium and much more, the 38-year-old Whitman doesn't lack for things to do. He held court with the media earlier this week on the UI campus, and The News-Gazette's Marcus Jackson was there.