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Track and Field

Illini roundup: Men's gymnasts advance to finals

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Illini needed to place among the top three during Friday night’s session at the NCAA Championships to keep their season going.

UI roundup: Power surge lifts baseball to split

IOWA CITY, Iowa — A three-homer attack let Illinois baseball earn a split Saturday in a conference doubleheader against Iowa.

Doran Turchin, Trent Hammond and Jason Goldstein went yard as the Illini won Game 2 against the Hawkeyes, 10-4. The result followed a 4-3, 10-inning defeat for Illinois in Game 1.

Illini legends, lists and lore: UI baseball's top Big Ten seasons

One year ago this week, the Fighting Illini baseball team swept a weekend series at home against Purdue. In Game 1, Illinois struck with five runs in the first and cruised to a 10-5 victory before a crowd of 2,843. Junior Ryan Nagle, who finished a triple short of the cycle, went 3 for 5 with three runs, a home run and two RBI.

UI roundup: Women's tennis keeps rolling

URBANA — Louise Kwong and Ines Vias teamed up for a victory, then each earned a solo win Friday in leading Illinois women’s tennis to a 5-2 triumph against visiting Indiana at Atkins Tennis Center. The victory was the sixth in a row for the Illini (11-6, 5-1 Big Ten).

UI roundup: Baseball escapes in Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. — The Illinois baseball team survived a shaky ninth inning to defeat Nebraska 6-4 on Friday night at Hawks Field at Haymarket Park.

UI roundup: Hayes' one-hitter gives baseball split

CHAMPAIGN — Doug Hayes proved Saturday walk-on college athletes can have just as big an impact on their team’s success as anyone else.

A former walk-on, Hayes tossed a complete-game one-hitter against Penn State, helping the Illini past the Nittany Lions 6-1 at Illinois Field in the first of two games.

UI roundup: Softball routed at Eichelberger

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois’ home and Big Ten opener did not go according to plan Friday, as the Illini were thumped by Nebraska 10-2 in five innings at Eichelberger Field.

The Cornhuskers (19-9, 1-0 Big Ten) jumped out to a 1-0 lead on a Cassie McClure first-inning single.

But they poured it on in the second frame, tallying eight times.

Tate: Spring sports can't repeat 2015 run

The collective 2015 spring showing by the four Illini men’s sports was unquestionably the greatest in Illini history.

One-in-a-hundred. All were runaway Big Ten champions. Completely dominant. And it wasn’t limited to conference play.

UI roundup: Bloch-Jones betters prior NCAA display

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Illinois’ Kandie Bloch-Jones finished her indoor track and field season Saturday with a 12th-place high jump showing at the NCAA Championships.

UPDATED: Coaching call in Whitman's court

URBANA — With trustee approval under his belt, new University of Illinois athletic director Josh Whitman has lots to ponder once he officially takes over on Saturday.

What's first on his list? It's up to Whitman, according to interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson.