Aleks Vucic was the only Illini to win in singles at the Olympia Field/Fighting Illini Invitational on Sunday, but Illinois walked away from the event with a 14-7 overall mark.
The squad went 11-5 in singles play and 3-2 in doubles during the weekend event.
ZIONSVILLE, Ind. — Illinois’ men’s golf team had little trouble winning its second invitational of the young season on Sunday, as Brian Campbell’s medalist performance pushed the Illini to a 30-stroke victory in the Wolf Run Intercollegiate.
The senior finished at 4 under, one of only two players under par in the tournament.
After spending more time watching the radar than football Saturday at Memorial Stadium, beat writer Matt Daniels weighs in on the weekend that was:
— Mike Dudek, the true freshman receiver for Illinois, might have another award coming his way.
Team (previous.) — record, comment
1. St. Joseph-Ogden (1) — 4-0, next, vs. Monticello
2. Centennial (2) — 4-0, next, vs. Bloomington
3. Monticello (8) — 3-1, next, at St. Joseph-Ogden
4. Arcola (4) — 4-0, next, at Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond
CHAMPAIGN — Illinois’ answer to Purdue’s first real prolonged possession in Illini territory was a couple of quick counters started by booming kicks from goalkeeper Claire Wheatley. That shift in momentum created multiple scoring opportunities for Illinois in the second half, but didn’t immediately yield any Illini goals.
They did come, though. In a hurry.
Janet Rayfield Postgame Purdue 9-21-2014: Play now!
Brian Moline talks with the Illinois soccer coach after a 3-0 win over the Purdue Boilermakers.
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Staff writer Bob Asmussen is a voting member of the AP Top 25 football poll. Here is this week's ballot:
1. Florida State 1
2. Oregon 2
3. Alabama 3
4. Oklahoma 4
5. Auburn 5
6. Texas A&M 6
For a couple of rainy hours, Illini football coach Tim Beckman was chasing Michigan’s Brady Hoke for a spot on the Big Ten hot seat.
For the fourth straight Saturday, Illinois trailed in the second half, this time against a Texas State squad that had upset in mind. But Illinois rallied for the third time at home, surging from a 21-6 deficit to survive.