No. 1 Tuscola starts the week on a 21-game win streak. More on our latest rankings, courtesy sports editor MATT DANIELS:
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LINCOLN, Neb. — The Illinois softball team lost for the first time since April 2 Sunday, dropping a 14-0 decision to Nebraska in five innings.
Arcola graduate Taylor Edwards took the loss for Illinois, allowing four runs and walking three in one inning of work. Illinois (34-11, 12-3 Big Ten) allowed six runs apiece in the second and fourth innings.
URBANA — Madie Baillon readily admits she’s probably the loudest player on any court when she plays. The Illinois senior had a reason to get loud Sunday afternoon against Michigan’s Alex Najarian.
URBANA — One thing Brad Dancer feels his Illinois men’s tennis team is missing is a signature victory.
Last year’s team got its win by taking down No. 1 Virginia, which ended up being just one of four losses on the year for the eventual 2016 NCAA champion. The 2015 squad posted back-to-back top-10 victories against Texas and Texas A&M in consecutive days.
NEW YORK — Illinois’ busy weekend of recruiting continued Sunday, with the Illini extending offers to a pair of top-30 players in the Class of 2018. Now on Illinois’ radar is five-star forward Silvio De Sousa and four-star guard Elijah Weaver.
DANVILLE — St. Joseph-Ogden’s Brandon Trimble scored 16 points and Player of the Game Kevin Williams, from Rantoul, hit 14 as the Eastern Illinois Senior All-Stars defeated their counterparts from Western Indiana Sunday afternoon at Danville Area Community College, 63-48, in the final game of the Battle of the Border.
DANVILLE — Macee Williams had her second consecutive double-double, putting up 19 points and 14 rebounds, while leading the Western Indiana All-Stars past the Eastern Illinois All-Stars 51-46 in Sunday’s girls’ finale of the seventh-annual Battle of the Border.
For the second consecutive game, the 6-foot-3 IUPUI recruit earned Player of the Game accolades.
Each Monday, prep sports coordinator Anthony Zilis will take a look at five area events to circle on the calendar:
1. MONDAY: Mattoon at St. Joseph-Ogden, softball, 5 p.m.
NEW YORK — Illinois’ busy weekend of recruiting continued Sunday, with the Illini extending offers to a pair of top 30 players in the Class of 2018. Now on Illinois’ radar is five-star forward Silvio De Sousa and four-star guard Elijah Weaver.