Track and Field

Track and Field

Freshman White earns another honor

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois’ Chatrice White was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week for the second time this season Monday. The 6-foot-3 center out of Shelby, Neb., averaged 16.5 points, six rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game in the Illini’s blowout victories against Virginia and Southern Illinois. She last earned the honor Nov. 24, when she shared it with Indiana guard Tyra Buss.

UI roundup: Flaws finalist for national award

Jannelle Flaws’ 17 goals during the 2014 season ranked ninth in the nation and first in the Big Ten — even with Illinois women’s soccer making a quick postseason exit in the opening round of the Big Ten tournament.

NASCAR filled with dipsticks

Rubbin' is racin' (unless you're Brad Keselowski). What Keselowski did, according to fellow driver Jeff Gordon, crossed the line, and Keselowski might pay for it this weekend at Phoenix International Raceway.

UI Paralympic training facility

University of Illinois wheelchair track coach Adam Bleakney talks about the training facility on Oak Street in Champaign.

Updated: Huge boost for UI wheelchair program

CHICAGO — The University of Illinois has been designated an official U.S. Paralympic Training Site, the United States Olympic Committee announced Friday.

Lewis-Smallwood closes season with win

Former Illinois track and field standout Gia Lewis-Smallwood ended her 2014 season with a first-place showing in the Continental Cup’s discus event on Saturday.

Riley earns gold medal

GLASGOW, Scotland — Former Illini track and field athlete Andrew Riley made his experience in the 20th Commonwealth Games one he will always remember.

Riley earned his first major international victory by capturing gold in the event’s 110-meter hurdles. His time of 13.32 bested England’s William Sharman by four hundredths of a second.

FINE DINING: All UI athletes benefit from NCAA rule

CHAMPAIGN — The swanky Colonnades Club at Memorial Stadium hosts 1,000-plus Illinois football fans on Saturdays in the fall.

In the offseason, the calendar is crammed with wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners and private parties.

Illinois Year in Review: Memorable moments

July 2013
Illinois quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase marries high school sweetheart Morgan in Kansas City, Mo., and has three Illini teammates serve as groomsmen.

August 2013

Illinois Year in Review: Part I

Top Male Athletes
1. Jesse Delgado, wrestling. Back-to-back national champion at 125 pounds first to do so in Illini history at that weight class. Best news? He still has a year of eligibility left.