Track and Field
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.
URBANA — The Illinois men’s tennis team improved to 3-0 after sweeping Wisconsin-Green Bay and Ball State on Friday in its first two home matches of the season.
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.
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.