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Just call him professor Harrington

When he’s not broadcasting games for the Big Ten Network and ESPN, former Illini sharpshooter Sean Harrington is in the gym teaching the game to the next generation. Now living in DeKalb, Harrington recently launched a new venture called the Players Camp, four one-day clinics featuring current players from Illinois, Wisconsin, Kansas and Iowa State providing instruction.


Delgado, Flaws honored

CHAMPAIGN — Wrestler Jesse Delgado and soccer player Jannelle Flaws received the 2013-14 Dike Eddleman Awards on Thursday, a recognition of the top male and female University of Illinois athletes.

By winning the Eddleman Awards, the two are also eligible for Big Ten Athlete of the Year honors.


Marcus Jackson: Black back on campus

Leron Black, the Memphis (Tenn.) White Station product, spent last week in Colorado Springs, Colo., participating in USA Basketball’s U18 training camp vying for a spot on the team that would represent the U.S. at the FIBA Americas championships. One of 24 invitees, Black wasn’t among the 12 named to the team.


Fred Kroner: Nicknames don't bother ex-Redskin

Becky Clayton Anderson played high school basketball for a team called the Redskins (Sullivan).

In the fall, she’ll have a daughter entering high school where the team nickname is the Braves (Mount Zion).


Sports Talk 6-19-14

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Steve Kelly talks with owner Kevin Applebee from The 19th Hole at Willow Pond Golf Course in Rantoul.

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Small, UI golfers honored

CHAMPAIGN — Coach Mike Small and the University of Illinois men’s golf team each earned an end-of-the-year honor from the UI Division of Intercollegiate Athletics on Wednesday.

The squad is the 2013-14 Team of the Year, while Small is the 2013-14 Coach of the Year after a vote by UI head coaches and athletic administrators. It is the first year for both awards.


Bob Asmussen: Ferguson to carry load

The email came from SMU earlier in the week, asking me to continue as part of the Doak Walker National Selection Committee.

Easy answer: Yes.

Like the Heisman, Lombardi and other awards, it is an honor to be among those casting votes that count.

This year, there might even be an Illinois player on my ballot.


Little League: Plumbers vs. I-A Water

Plumbers and Pipefitters' vs. Illinois American Water in a little league playoff game at Robeson Park in Champaign on  Wednesday, June 18, 2014. 


Sports Talk 6-18-14

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News-Gazette sports writer Marcus Jackson joins Brian Moline on today's show. They chat about the latest in sports news, then move on to discuss Illinois basketball recruitment. They also talk to Jayne DeLuce, with the Champaign County Convention & Visitors Bureau, about C-U's bid to host the IHSA basketball championships.

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Little League Baseball: Plumbers vs. Illinois American Water 6-18-14

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Tim Ditman and Brian Moline call the game from Robeson Field as Plumbers face Illinois American Water in the Quarter-Final Round.

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