Girls' track and field Coach of the Year: Gail Biggerstaff

Coach of the Year: Salt Fork’s Gail Biggerstaff

Kimbro shines in lifting up her town

CATLIN — Jenny Kimbro sat in the back of Salt Fork girls’ track and field coach Gail Biggerstaff’s red Mustang convertible as a fire truck trailed through the streets of Catlin while friends, family and acquaintances opened their doors, clapped and shouted.

The senior is no stranger to winning championships.

PODCAST: Sports Talk 6-15-16

PODCAST: Sports Talk 6-15-16: Play now!

Steve Kelly and Marcus Jackson talk with Illini men's basketball assistant Dustin Ford, and they listen to Charlie Danielson and Nick Hardy about the U.S. Open Golf Tourney.


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Top 50 Illini Football Players of 2016: No. 50 — Zach Grant

Every day between now and the opening of practice on Aug. 4, college football experts Matt Daniels and Bob Asmussen will count down the Top 50 Illini and teams.

Top 50 College Football Teams of 2016: No. 50 — Indiana

Coach: Kevin Wilson

2015 Record: 6-7

Projected 2016 Record: 8-4

Circle the date: Oct. 1 vs. Michigan State

Bowl trip: Foster Farms

Richey on Roundball, June 15, 2016

College basketball  beat writer Scott Richey on what has to happen for Illinois' recruiting class in '17 to be a top 10 group. NOTE: Richey is answering your Illini questions at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday - submit them here or simply follow along

UI roundup: Ex-softball player rates Rutgers promotion

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Rutgers promoted Sarah Baumgartner, a former Illini softball player, to deputy director of athletics.

Athletic director Patrick Hobbs announced the move Tuesday, saying Baumgartner will have oversight of the marketing, ticketing and communications departments, with a continued role in development and sport administration.

Illineks move up in class

URBANA — The first postseason event of the 2016-17 school year isn’t until Oct. 4, when boys’ golfers will tee off in regional action across the state.

But the Illinois High School Association is slated to unveil classifications for all sports on Wednesday. One area school, however, already knows two of its sports are moving up a class based on recent success.

PODCAST: SportsTalk 06-14-16

PODCAST: SportsTalk 06-14-16: Play now!

Steve Kelly and Loren Tate host the Tuesday edition of Sports Talk. They talk with Brad Sturdy and Nathan Scheelhaase.


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Second and short: Bolingbrook and UI connections

National recruiting expert Tom Lemming, who co-hosts the “Lemming Report” on CBS Sports Network and has covered college football recruiting for more than three decades, breaks down one of Lovie Smith’s four commits in the Class of 2017, Bolingbrook wide receiver Kendall Smith: