Track and Field

Track and Field

UI trustees to vote on health insurance hike, bonds for sports complex

URBANA — A 15 percent increase in student health insurance rates and a $196 million bond sale to finance construction of a soccer and track complex, football performance facility and other projects will be considered today by University of Illinois trustees.

Illini Legends, Lists and Lore | March 11

One-hundred-fifty years ago today — March 11, 1868 — the Illinois Industrial University (University of Illinois) celebrated its opening of nine days earlier with inaugural ceremonies. President John Milton Gregory, both members of his faculty, 77 students and a bevy of town folk gathered in a large hall on the third floor of University Hall, known by its moniker "The Elephant."

UI Roundup | Illini's Davis finishes in 15th

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Jon Davis knew he would be an All-American before he stepped on the track on Saturday.

It was a matter of whether it would be first or second-team recognition.

It was the latter.

UI roundup: Kendziera places 12th in 60-meter hurdles

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — David Kendziera's swan song on the college indoor track circuit ended abruptly.

The redshirt senior placed 12th in the men's 60-meter hurdle semifinals with a time of 7.84 seconds at the NCAA Indoor Championships in College Station, Texas, on Friday evening. Only the top eight advanced to tonight's final.

On Campus | March 3

Five area swimmers had successful ends to their seasons. Sophomore Payton Woods, from Champaign Central, had a record-setting meet for Michigan State at the Big Ten Men's Swimming & Diving Championships.

UI roundup: Three Illini selected for U.S. volleyball tryouts

CHAMPAIGN — Three Illinois volleyball players will be among the 234 athletes competing at the U.S. Women’s National Team Open Tryout from March 2-4 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. Set to compete are setter Jordyn Poulter, rising opposite Megan Cooney and libero Morgan O’Brien.

Illinois announces latest Hall of Fame class

The second Illinois athletics Hall of Fame class already featured Lou Henson.

That much was known when Illinois athletic director Josh Whitman announced last summer that Henson, the all-time winningest men’s basketball coach in Illinois history, would headline the latest class.

UI roundup: Singles play delivers victory for Illini

SEATTLE — Maybe Duke was a welcomed sight for the Illinois men's tennis team.

The Blue Devils certainly were a familiar opponent.

Playing Duke for the second time in the month of February, the Illini recorded their second win of the season over the Blue Devils.

Tate: Watch out for these athletes

Can spring be around the corner? The Champaign-Urbana temperature topped 60 degrees Thursday. Dan Hartleb's UI baseball team has a home game in 23 days. And Feb. 28, when the Big Ten tournament opens in New York City, could mark the end for Brad Underwood's first UI basketball season.

Illini Legends, Lists and Lore: D.J. Richardson

Happy 27th Birthday to Dietrich "D.J." Richardson (above). Recruited to Illinois to play basketball by Bruce Weber, Richardson played his final season in 2012-13 for John Groce.