Track and Field

Track and Field

Friday's UI roundup: Softball takes down 2 ranked foes

HOUSTON — An opening-day doubleheader against ranked opponents offered a huge test for Illinois softball on Friday afternoon.

And the Illini aced it with flying colors.

A pair of home runs and capitalizing on a few opposing errors helped Illinois thrive in its season opener, winning 7-4 over No. 22 Oklahoma State to begin its stay at the five-game Houston Invitational.

Top of the Morning, Feb. 9, 2019

It's not quite as big as, say, State Farm Center, but JESSE NAUMAN's "Illini Room" in the basement of his house in Granville takes up serious space.

"At some point, it became an obsession," the 41-year-old UI grad said of his memorabilia collection. "I'm just about out of room."

UI roundup: Kuhn rocks boards at UIC diving invite

CHICAGO — Nearing the end of her final season for Illinois, senior diver Ling Kuhn came away with first-place finishes in both the 1-meter and 3-meter diving events at Saturday's UIC Diving Invitational.

Kuhn totaled a school-record 341.70 points in her 3-meter win, while also tallying 277.30 to take the 1-meter event.

Illini's Davis is chasing lofty goals for this season, and beyond

CHAMPAIGN — A year ago, Jon Davis had never run a mile in less than four minutes.

Now, the Illinois junior and pride of Oakwood High School has accomplished the feat twice.

Saturday's UI roundup: Women's gymnastics picks up first Big Ten win

CHAMPAIGN — The Illinois women's gymnastics team picked up its first Big Ten victory of the season, winning 195.075-194.950 on Saturday afternoon at Huff Hall behind three of four event victories and also claimed the all-around competition.

Illini Legends, Lists and Lore: Jan. 20, 2019

As a 14-year-old freshman at Tinley Park High School, future University of Illinois star Rob Mango was focused on two things: running and visiting the Art Institute of Chicago. Following weekend track meets, his parents would shuttle him to 111 S. Michigan Avenue, where he attended classes and devoured the paintings of Monet, Van Gogh and Picasso.

Saturday's UI roundup: Men's gymnastics opens with home win

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Illinois women's basketball reversed a recent trend of poor play in the first quarter.

The Illini established an early lead Saturday at Penn State and broke a string of three consecutive games in which they trailed by double digits entering the locker room at halftime.

Top of the Morning, Oct. 5 , 2018

Barely two years after arriving at Champaign's WCIA, Annice McEwan is on the move. With the full support of her former employer.

McEwan starts next week at Louisville's WDRB, a Fox affiliate. She joins a six-person sports staff as a reporter. She will also have increased anchor duties.

Howard: 'I'm getting honored for doing what I like'

CHAMPAIGN — It's hard to imagine having more Illini greats in one room at one time.

Illinois honored the Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2018 on Saturday afternoon at State Farm Center with the official induction ceremony.

Honoree Dana Howard talked about what made him the Big Ten's all-time leader in tackles.

Illinois Athletics Hall of Fame

The Illinois Athletics Hall of Fame honored 21 new members during an induction ceremony at State Farm Center on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018.