URBANA — The hunt for a new athletic director at the University of Illinois is heating up, with the search committee working on a list of finalists for interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson.
Professor Matthew Wheeler sent a statement to the campus senate on Thursday, saying the panel was still screening applications but hoped to suggest finalists to the chancellor "as soon as possible."
CHAMPAIGN — Kennedy Cattenhead pulled her Illinois teammates together after another Big Ten loss, this one an 80-70 decision to No. 7 Ohio State on Monday at State Farm Center.
Her message: They are getting there, but they have to keep working hard in practice.
For two weeks, the Illini have been in close zone, dropping games they led late.
PLACIDA, Fla. — Second-ranked Illinois men’s golf won all three fourball matches and five of six singles matches Monday against Illinois State, capturing the 13th annual Tinervin Cup by a 7 1/2-1 1/2 margin at Coral Creek Golf Club.
It was the spring season-opening event for the Illini, who have won the Tinervin Cup all 13 times it has been contested.
How Illinois basketball writer Scott Richey voted in this week’s men’s and women’s Associated Press Top 25 polls:
Scott Richey’s Men’s Top 25
Word on the street has Illinois naming a new athletic director any day now. Or, at least, sometime before 2017.
When he/she takes over, the to-do list will be overwhelming.
As a 27-year resident of Champaign-Urbana and a longtime Illinois sports observer, I am willing to help.
Sneak peek: UI women vs. No. 7 Ohio State, 6 p.m. today
Illinois (8-12, 1-8 Big Ten)
P Name Yr. Ht. PPG
G Kyley Simmons R-Sr. 5-7 12.0
How will signing day go for Illinois? Is Bill Cubit going to land some late gems this week? And will the Illinois basketball team ever win two games in a row? For the answers to these and other questions, check in with our longtime college football writer.
Alexis Viliunas wrapped up her four-year Illinois volleyball career on Jan. 22 with the Illini’s team banquet. The next afternoon she was suiting up for an Illinois women’s basketball team in need of some depth.
Born 97 years ago Sunday was baseball icon Jackie Robinson, the first African-American to play in the major leagues in the modern era. From 1947 through 1956, the former UCLA football and baseball star led the Brooklyn Dodgers.
CHAMPAIGN — The new 10-year agreement with Nike will net the University of Illinois athletic department more gear, but less cash, than the previous deal.