WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Illinois’ final tournament of the regular season was one of its most dominant of the spring. The third-ranked Illini shot 35-under par as a team in the three-round Boilermaker Invitational, beat runner-up Louisville by 32 strokes and had the four top individuals.
URBANA — A University of Illinois student is due back in court in May after being charged earlier this week with public indecency.
We are left to wonder:
Why are University of Illinois men’s spring sports having such success while the school’s teams in the “money sports,” football and basketball, struggle?
Illinois plays at Illinois State at 4:30 p.m. today, with the Illini wanting to keep their double-digit winning streak going.
Illinois made it 10 in a row after its 2-1 victory on Monday night at Illinois Field against Purdue, improving its record to a stellar 29-6-1, including 8-1 in the Big Ten.
For the third consecutive year, more than 300 people will pack into a ballroom at Champaign’s Hilton Garden Inn to join John Groce, Matt Bollant, Tim Beckman and Mike Thomas in raising money and awareness for Coaches vs. Cancer.
News-Gazette staff writer Scott Richey previews Tuesday night’s NCAA women’s title game:
Interested in what some of the top basketball prospects in Illinois are up to with the start of the spring AAU season? Want to discuss the Illini baseball team that just keeps winning? Have any thoughts on the newest member of the UI women's basketball team or questions about spring volleyball?
CHAMPAIGN — Simone Law likely won’t soon forget her 22nd birthday. Her trip to Champaign turned out to be fairly memorable.
Part of Law’s trip was business. The 6-foot senior forward is set to graduate from Loyola in May.
But it’s her one remaining year of eligibility after a knee injury claimed all but three games of her 2013-14 season that drew her to the Illinois campus.
CHAMPAIGN — Simone Law likely won’t soon forget her 22nd birthday. Her trip to Champaign did, in fact, turn out to be fairly memorable.
Part of Law’s trip was business. The 6-foot senior forward is set to graduate from Loyola in May. But it’s one remaining year of eligibility after a knee injury claimed all but three games of her 2013-14 season that drew her to the Illinois campus.
Who might join 2015 combo guard Jalen Coleman-Lands in Champaign? That's a question staff writer Scott Richey might not have a firm answer for, but in recruiting who ever does? What he does have is an opinion. Always an opinion.
And he dropped some on Tuesday, along with a lot of knowledge, during his weekly chat.
A sample question: