Track and Field

Track and Field

Bulletin board: News and notes from around the area (Feb. 11)

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.

Tate: Digging into numbers unearths unfair setup

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?

UI roundup: Men's gymnasts continue Big Ten roll


Illinois’ men’s gymnastics team defeated Iowa 440.150-424.500 thanks in large part to great all-around performances from three individuals.

UI roundup: Soccer signs four recruits

CHAMPAIGN — The Illinois women’s soccer team finalized its 2015 class Friday, adding two midfielders, a forward and a defender.

Illini roundup: Tennis team suffers first loss

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.

In wrestling

Tate: Hope springs forth from Illinois athletics

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.

UI roundup: Top-ranked golfers scorch Illinois State

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.

Illini notebook: Tennis team comfy at home

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.

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.