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Anderson advances at Wimbledon

Former Illini Kevin Anderson is moving on at Wimbledon.

The eighth-seeded Anderson defeated Andreas Seppi 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-4 on Thursday morning to finish their second-round match that started on Wednesday, but was suspended because of rain and resumed on Thursday.

Anderson moves on at Wimbledon

Kevin Anderson has advanced to the fourth round of Wimbledon in three of the last four tournaments.

So far, the former Illini is off to a good start at the 2018 event.

The 32-year-old Anderson won his first-round singles match on Monday, defeating Norbert Gombos from Slovakia 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 in a match that took 1 hour, 56 minutes to complete.

Build it or 'get lapped'

The night before Friday's Hall of Fame Gala in Chicago, heavyweights from Illinois basketball gathered for a Champions Summit.

The message:

"We need to get busy," senior associate athletic director for development Howard Milton said. "You don't get passed in this, you can get lapped in the Big Ten in terms of facilities."

Radio special: Illini in Chicago

A slew of Illini Hall of Famers took part in a special three-hour edition of "Saturday SportsTalk" live from Chicago.

Among the guests who joined Steve Kelly and Loren Tate: Josh Whitman, Lou Henson, Dana Howard, Jim Grabowski, Darrin Fletcher, Dave Downey, Tara Hurless, Kendall Gill, Bruce Douglas, Deron Williams, Nancy Brookhart Cherin and Scott Langley.

VIDEO: Illinois hosts Hall of Fame Gala at Field Museum

Illinois hosted its second Hall of Fame Gala at the Field Museum in Chicago on Friday. Check out highlights and hear from several inductees in the video below.

Howard 'having a ball' ahead of induction

CHICAGO — Dana Howard has a busy Hall of Fame year. Beside his Illinois honor, the superstar linebacker is entering the College Football Hall of Fame in December.

Welcome to the Hall: 20 former Illini to be honored with Henson

Ahead of Friday night's Gala event in Chicago, sports editor MATT DANIELS looks at the other 20 former Illini besides Lou Henson who will be recognized:

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Football, wrestling

Davis, Rabinowitz take top Illini honor

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois men's track and field athlete Jon Davis and Illinois women's tennis player Mia Rabinowitz each won the Illini's Freshman of the Year accolade, announced Wednesday by the Illinois Division of Intercollegiate Athletics.

Votes from Illinois head coaches, DIA executive staff and the DIA athletics awards committee picked the two winners.

Illini men's tennis lands South African signee

CHAMPAIGN — A member of the South African Davis Cup team will play tennis starting next season at Illinois.

The Illini men's tennis team announced Tuesday the signing of Siphosothando Monsti, becoming the third recruit to sign with Illinois for the 2018-19 season along with Lucas Horve and Keenan Mayo.

Kendziera advances to NCAA finals

EUGENE, Ore. — Illinois hurdler David Kendziera advanced to the finals in both the 110- and 400-meter hurdles after clocking top-3 times in both events Wednesday at the NCAA outdoor championships in Eugene, Ore.

Kendziera ran the 400 hurdles in 49.54 seconds for the second-fastest overall time, while finishing third overall in the 110 hurdles with a 13.43 clocking.