'Sprint to the finish' for men's golf

BRADENTON, Fla. — If he had to drive — and he doesn’t — Mike Small could find his way to the NCAA Golf Championships. Small’s Illinois team has become a regular, making its eighth consecutive appearance.

Illinois enters today’s tournament as one of the favorites at The Concession Golf Club in Bradenton.

Asmussen: Baseball a hit in Champaign-Urbana

When I first arrived in Champaign-Urbana in 1989, I was told the local baseball scene would never amount to much.

Boy, was that wrong.

HS 2A Baseball Sectional: STM vs. SJ-O

St. Joseph-Ogden vs. St. Thomas More in a Class 2A Sectional baseball game at Monticello high school on Thursday, May 28, 2015.

IHSA Boys 1A Track and Field State prelims

Area boys compete during the IHSA Track and Field State Finals preliminaries at O'Brien Stadium on the campus of Eastern Illinois University Thursday May 28, 2015.

Incoming volleyball class ranked No. 1

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois’ 2015 recruiting class was bound to be among the nation’s best when released its annual rankings.

05-28-15 Jim Turpin with Dave Loane to preview @illinibaseball in the NCAA

05-28-15 Jim Turpin with Dave Loane to preview @illinibaseball in the NCAA: Play now!

05-28-15 Jim Turpin with Dave Loan to preview this weeks NCAA Baseball Regional at Illinois Field.


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$425 an hour: That's top rate UI will pay two law firms looking into athletes' allegations

URBANA — The two Chicago law firms hired to investigate allegations against the University of Illinois athletic program will earn up to $425 an hour for their work, according to documents released to The News-Gazette.

Illinois Baseball Team

Members of the Illinois baseball team pose for portraits at Illinois Field in early May.

Salt Fork, SJ-O softball on solid ground

CHAMPAIGN — A succession of games is now a series of memories for the most successful Salt Fork softball team in program history.

The final chapter was written Wednesday as Illini Bluffs dealt the Storm a 5-1 loss in a Class 1A sectional semifinal game at St. Thomas More.