MJ's minute: Elijah Thomas says no

Basketball beat writer Marcus Jackson maps out Illinois’ next step now that John Groce lost out on Texas big man Elijah Thomas.

10-20-14 Monday Morning Quarterbacks

10-20-14 Monday Morning Quarterbacks: Play now!

10-20-14 Monday Morning Quarterbacks.  Jim Turpin and Loren Tate are the Monday Morning Quarterbacks.  Today's program is about the live Wayne McClain.  Guests include Robin McClain and Sergio McClain.


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Weekend Wrap: Running backs stand out

Each week during the football season, Illinois football beat writer Matt Daniels will recap how commits and targets for Tim Beckman's program fared during the previous weekend's worth of games.

The commits

UI golf roundup: Women win in Indiana

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. — Illinois defeated both Indiana and Fresno State in match play to capture the Hoosier Fall Invitational title on Sunday.

Samantha Postillion again led the Illini, defeating IU’s Elizabeth Tong to help her team advance to the championship match. Jan Prapassarangkul also carded a victory against the Hoosiers, the tournament’s top seed.

Illini not back in win column yet

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Sunday didn’t bring a victory for the Illinois soccer team, but it also didn’t bring a fifth consecutive defeat.

Jannelle Flaws scored her 17th goal of the season and goalkeeper Claire Wheatley stopped a pair of Maryland penalty kicks as the Illini settled for a 1-1 tie on the road.

Monday Morning QB: CBs prepare for isolation

After spending his off weekend doing what he would normally do — watching college football — Illinois beat writer Matt Daniels weighs in on the game he loves:

UI Womens Basketball Media Day 2014

 UI Women's Basketball Media Day at Ubben Basketball Complex in Champaign on Thursday, October 16, 2014.

Asmussen's Top 25: See ya, Baylor

Staff writer Bob Asmussen is a member of the AP Top 25  voting panel. Here is this week's ballot:

Tyke Peacock: Long road back

URBANA — Tyke Peacock’s high jumping ability took him to world-famous stadiums across the globe — from Belgium to Berlin, Italy to England.

M-S XC cruises to Corn Belt title

NORMAL — They called it a Podium Sweep.

Mahomet-Seymour entered seven runners in Saturday’s 44th annual Corn Belt Conference meet, and each one placed among the top 10 to earn all-conference recognition and help the school win its second consecutive league team title.