Track and Field

Track and Field

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.

UI roundup: Illini rally but drop top-10 match against Stanford

CHAMPAIGN — Alex Brown ignited Illinois' rally.

Brown claimed his singles match 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 over Stanford's Sameer Kumar to chop Illinois' deficit to 3-1.

Aleks Kovacevic brought the Illini even closer with a thrilling 7-5, 7-6 (12-10) triumph against David Wilczynski.

UI roundup: Illini men's gymnastics wins at Iowa

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The third-ranked Illinois men's gymnastics team earned a narrow 404.700-401.850 victory over No. 10 Iowa on Saturday at the Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

The Illini won four individual titles, including Sebastian Quiana on floor (14.300), Brandon Ngai on pommel horse (14.800), Alex Diab on still rings (14.550) and Tyson Bull on horizontal bar (14.100).

VIDEO: Jock Jams

After Illinois golfer and Jock Jams host Dylan Meyer sent him a direct message on Twitt