Track and Field

Track and Field

Illini legend passes away

CHAMPAIGN — One of the standouts in Illinois men’s track and field history has died.

Willie Williams, inducted this past fall into the second-ever class of the Illinois athletics Hall of Fame, died at the age of 87.

Saturday's UI roundup: Baseball clinches series against Owls

BOCA RATON, Fla. — Andy Fisher gave up just one run on two hits to lead Illinois baseball to a 5-3 win over Florida Atlantic on Saturday that clinched the three-game weekend series on the road.

Fisher tied a career high with nine strikeouts in six innings on the mound, while the Illini (5-0) plated two runs in both the third and sixth innings to remain unbeaten this season.

Korte, Illini use late rally to down Owls

BOCA RATON, Fla. — Illinois baseball had the rally caps working late in Friday night's series opener at Florida Atlantic.

Jeff Korte clubbed a game-tying three-run homer to right field and Zac Taylor earned a bases-loaded walk to plate the go-ahead run as the Illini rallied for four runs in the ninth inning before eventually collecting a stunning 7-6 victory over the host Owls.

Illini Legends, Lists and Lore: Feb. 17, 2019

On this date 64 years ago, Ira Carrithers, one of the University of Illinois' most prominent athletes of the George Huff coaching era, died in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, at the age of 70.

Saturday's UI roundup: Baseball knocks off No. 20 Wake Forest

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Illinois baseball balanced good arms with strong bats Saturday afternoon to claim a 5-2 victory over No. 20 Wake Forest.

Top of the Morning, Feb. 13, 2019

Introducing JULIA GREUEL, a junior at the University of Illinois and the next president of Illini Pride, the student organization that supports sports of all sorts.

Saturday's UI roundup: No. 8 Tar Heels edge out Illini

CHAMPAIGN — Alex Brown nearly completed the rally Illinois men's tennis desperately needed Saturday night to pick up its second ranked win of the still-young dual season.

The sophomore just couldn't quite close the door.

Friday's UI roundup: Softball takes down 2 ranked foes

HOUSTON — An opening-day doubleheader against ranked opponents offered a huge test for Illinois softball on Friday afternoon.

And the Illini aced it with flying colors.

A pair of home runs and capitalizing on a few opposing errors helped Illinois thrive in its season opener, winning 7-4 over No. 22 Oklahoma State to begin its stay at the five-game Houston Invitational.

Top of the Morning, Feb. 9, 2019

It's not quite as big as, say, State Farm Center, but JESSE NAUMAN's "Illini Room" in the basement of his house in Granville takes up serious space.

"At some point, it became an obsession," the 41-year-old UI grad said of his memorabilia collection. "I'm just about out of room."

UI roundup: Kuhn rocks boards at UIC diving invite

CHICAGO — Nearing the end of her final season for Illinois, senior diver Ling Kuhn came away with first-place finishes in both the 1-meter and 3-meter diving events at Saturday's UIC Diving Invitational.

Kuhn totaled a school-record 341.70 points in her 3-meter win, while also tallying 277.30 to take the 1-meter event.