Track and Field
BEAUMONT, Texas — Needing a run in the top of the ninth inning, the Illinois baseball team came through.
And did so again in the 10th inning to rally for a 5-1 season-opening win against New Mexico State on Friday in the first day of the Lamar Cardinal Classic.
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.