Cubit sentenced to court supervision in DUI case

URBANA — The director of student athlete development for the University of Illinois football team who pleaded guilty to driving under the influence was sentenced Friday to two years of court supervision and ordered to wear an alcohol monitoring device for three months.

March 2 Bob Asmussen chat

Monday, March 2, 2015 - 11:00am

How many Big Ten teams are going to get into the NCAA tournament? Are freshmen really going to be benched by football and basketball? How much improvement can Tim Beckman's Illini make in his fourth season. Staff writer Bob Asmussen, in his 26th year at The News-Gazette, answers all your pressing questions.

Illini scrapbook: 10 years ago ...

March 26, 2005 - a magical day in Illini basketball history: Illinois 90, Arizona 89

Area statistics: Girls' basketball (Feb. 28)


(Minimum 9.0 ppg)

Player, School FG FT TP AVG HG

A. Scott, Sch. Acad. 172 103 512 22.3 35

McCoy, STM 68 13 149 21.3 33

Neuhauser, Sullivan 203 116 57 21.1 43

Boyer, Sullivan 214 134 562 20.8 32

Buzan, Monticello 133 45 350 20.5 30

Maynard, PBL 162 98 428 19.5 37

L. Wallen, STM 222 92 557 18.6 26

LeRoy, Ridgeview boys set to meet for regional title

LeROY — In one sense, basketball is a 50-50 proposition. Shots will either be made or missed.

There is no other alternative.

The 50-50 part of the game for LeRoy’s boys’ basketball team on Thursday came in a different aspect.

GCMS/Fisher wrestlers roll on, defy odds

GIBSON CITY — On paper, the wrestling season should be over for the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley/Fisher program.

At no time were the Falcons ranked higher than 14th in the Class 1A portion of this season’s weekly state polls.

On Saturday, eight 1A teams will converge on the U.S. Cellular Coliseum, in Bloomington, for the state quarterfinals.

Iroquois West girls seek to prove they belong

GILMAN — Kristy Arie has been mystified this season when she thinks about her Iroquois West girls’ basketball team.

The Raiders had no seniors on a 22-win team a year ago, and yet her current squad never once made the top 10 in this year’s Class 1A state poll.

Tate: Postseason outlook dampens after latest setback

Wouldn’t you know it.

Just when Rayvonte Rice is returning to form, the two Illini stalwarts who excelled during his absence have fallen on hard times.

Hoop it up: Kansas State court storming edition

Each week, staff writer Bob Asmussen offers his views on the game Gus Johnson and Dick Vitale love to shout about:

Team of the Week


Sports Talk 02-26-15

Sports Talk 02-26-15: Play now!

News-Gazette sports writer Marcus Jackson joins Brian to discuss the latest in sports news. They also talk about basketball recruiting with Derek Piper of Big Stage Hoops, and check in with men's gymnastics coach Justin Spring about tomorrow night's dual between #2 Illinois and #1 Oklahoma.


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