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Illini Legends, Lists and Lore: May 12, 2019

Born on this date in 1911 were twin brothers Albert "Chinn" and Alfred "Jake" Kamm.

Saturday's UI roundup: Quinn reaches 2 event finals

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Devin Quinn added to his Sunday race schedule at the Big Ten track and field outdoor championships in Iowa City, Iowa, by punching his ticket into another event final.

Whitman: All bets should be off on collegiate sports

By GRANT MORGAN
gmorgan@capitolnewsillinois.com

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.

Price tag for UI's new soccer/track complex jumps 50% to $20 million

CHAMPAIGN — The price tag for a new track and soccer complex at the University of Illinois has jumped by 50 percent, to more than $20 million.

UI officials say competition for Champaign-Urbana construction companies and rising prices for steel and aluminum are two factors in the cost increase for the Demirjian Park Project along St. Mary's Road in Champaign.

Saturday's UI roundup: Title shots upcoming for tennis teams

LINCOLN, Neb. — Back-to-back sweeps have the Illinois women's tennis team in the Big Ten conference finals for the first time since 2011.

The Illini's 4-0 semifinal victory over Wisconsin on Saturday afternoon set up a championship match at noon today against top-seeded Michigan. The Wolverines won the regular season matchup 4-3 on April 7 in Urbana.

Illini tennis teams advance to semifinals at Big Ten tournament

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — A slow start in doubles created a deficit for the Illinois men's tennis team to overcome.

But the Illini found a way to pass their first test at the Big Ten championships, rallying for a 4-2 victory against Purdue on Friday afternoon.

Illinois, the No. 2 seed, will meet No. 3 seed Penn State in today's semifinals at 1 p.m.

Patel cashes in for top overall prize

CHAMPAIGN — Evan Patel trains with the University of Illinois Track Club.

That meant the junior biology major had plenty of pals joining him in Friday night's 5K to kick off the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon weekend.

Naturally, when buddies get sucked into the spirit of competition, money can get involved.

Asmussen | Fleet-footed Illini icon Virgin returns home

It's going to be a busy week for Craig Virgin.

The Illinois track and cross-country icon — part of the first class for the school's athletic Hall of Fame — loves to talk about running.

Saturday's UI roundup: Illini edge by Nittany Lions

CHAMPAIGN — A five-run first inning got the Illinois baseball team going much faster Saturday afternoon than the team had one night earlier.

For all intents and purposes, though, the result ended up the same: with an Illini victory.

Friday's UI roundup: Illini softball left out in cold in series opener

URBANA — What a difference a few days made for the Illinois softball team.

A favorable wind direction — and warm weather — greeted the Illini on Wednesday afternoon. Illinois cashed in for 13 runs in a 13-4 home drubbing of Southern Illinois-Edwardsville.

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