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News-Gazette Sports Page 07-06-15

News-Gazette Sports Page 07-06-15: Play now!

Join the News-Gazette sports writers as they discuss the latest in Illini sports.

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July 7 UI women's basketball, volleyball, soccer and baseball chat

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 2:00pm

Scott Richey is back at it again at 2 p.m. Tuesday with another chat that encompasses just about everything Illini. He's fielding questions on women's basketball, volleyball, soccer and baseball, but you can go other directions, too. Did you watch as much Women's World Cup as he did and want to chat? Fine by him. Basically, if you've got questions, he'll at least have an opinion.

Illini Year in Review: 2014-15 Team Grades

We rate all 19 Illinois athletic teams from the 2014-15 school year:

Baseball (A)

Why an A: Set the bar high for future seasons with 50 wins and first NCAA regional title.

Last year’s grade: B

High point: Beating Wright State to sweep NCAA regional and reach super regional.

Illini Year in Review: 2014-15 Month-by-month highlights

July 2014
Tom Michael left for Eastern Illinois and the chance to run his own athletic department after two-plus decades at Illinois, first as a basketball player for Lou Henson and later as an administrator.

Illini Year in Review: 2014-15

Top Male Athletes
1. Isaiah Martinez, wrestling. Only 10 wrestlers win a national title each year. Those who go undefeated doing so are a much smaller group, which Martinez joined in March.

2. Tyler Jay, baseball. The Big Ten Pitcher of the Year and No. 6 overall draft pick of the Minnesota Twins was one of the most dominant closers in the nation this spring.

July 6 Bob Asmussen chat

Monday, July 6, 2015 - 11:00am

Our longtime college football writer is ready to take your questions on all things Illinois and beyond. Ask him his thoughts on Tim Beckman's team who he plans to vote No. 1 going into the college season. And ask him about the continued issues facing the women's basketball program.

Saturday SportsTalk 07-04-15

Saturday SportsTalk 07-04-15: Play now!

Michael Kiser and Loren Tate are in the studio on this Fourth of July talking Cardnials and Cubs with Bob Smith and Todd Lindsey and also get Steve Beckett's opinion on the U of I Women's Basketball situation.

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Sports Talk 07-03-15

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Steve Kelly and Matt Daniels bring you SportsTalk on NewsTalk 1400 WDWS. They talk the Illini Women's Basketball controversy, Illini Players playing pro golf and more.

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Booster: 'I don't believe' charges

David Lesney and his wife, Diane, have supported University of Illinois women's basketball for 25 years, and Matt Bollant since he was introduced as head coach more than three years ago.

A lawsuit filed against the university by seven players, accusing the coach and former assistant Mike Divilbiss of creating a "racially hostile environment," hasn't changed that.

Freshman, father react to allegations

CHAMPAIGN — Marvin Rice feels like his family did its due diligence when his daughter, Cierra, committed and signed with Illinois.

And after allegations surfaced of racial discrimination and verbal abuse against the Illini coaching staff.