Track and Field
BEAUMONT, Texas — Illinois recorded 15 hits in a dominating 8-1 performance over Lamar on Saturday in the Lamar Cardinal Classic to remain perfect on the season.
Reid Roper led the charge with three hits, three RBI and one run. Will Krug finished with three hits as well.
Roper and Krug were among nine Illini to record a hit.
BEAUMONT, Texas — Needing a run in the top of the ninth inning, the Illinois baseball team came through.
And did so again in the 10th inning to rally for a 5-1 season-opening win against New Mexico State on Friday in the first day of the Lamar Cardinal Classic.
Sectional wrestling lineup set
A total of 103 area wrestlers remain in contention for state medals.
The group includes one in Class 3A, 30 in Class 2A and 72 in Class 1A.
A “level playing field” was always a myth.
It became even more so last month when the Power-5 conferences voted to allow athletic scholarships up to “cost of attendance,” resulting in additional stipends for full-scholarship athletes at numbers varying, within the Big Ten, from about $1,900 at Purdue to around $5,700 at Penn State.
What’s fair about that?
CHAMPAIGN — The Illinois women’s soccer team finalized its 2015 class Friday, adding two midfielders, a forward and a defender.
CHAMPAIGN — The eighth-ranked Illinois men’s tennis team suffered its first loss of the season, falling 4-3 on Friday night to 11th-ranked Duke. Aleks Vukic, Tim Kopinski and Jared Hiltzik won singles matches for the Illini (3-1), who lost the doubles point to Duke.
Here’s fodder to verify the old fellow may be losing his marbles.
When spring allows for outdoor activity, I could see all four Illini men’s athletic teams breaking out with Big Ten championships.
PLACIDA, Fla. — The Illinois men’s golf team swept the morning four-ball matches and won five of six singles matches, defeating Illinois State 8-1 on Saturday at the 12th annual Tinervin Cup.