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Tate: UI teams show money doesn't mean wins

We are left to wonder:

Why are University of Illinois men’s spring sports having such success while the school’s teams in the “money sports,” football and basketball, struggle?

Fisher's Tobeck shows way

FISHER — Rachel Tobeck is a softball player who causes the coach to think before making the lineup card.

The question is not whether to pencil the senior into the starting unit. The issue is where to position her.

“She’s a player you can trust anywhere,” Fisher coach Ken Ingold said. “She’s been at first base, third base, center field and right field.”

Area baseball leaders (Week of April 13)

Batting averages
Player, School    AB    R    H    RBI    AVG.

Lane, LeRoy    18    10    11    8    .611

Thorne's visit with Illinois basketball nears

It’s a big weekend for the Illinois basketball program. Friday begins the official visit of Mike Thorne Jr., the 6-foot-11, 270-pound Charlotte transfer.

Sports Talk 04-16-15

Sports Talk 04-16-15: Play now!

News-Gazette Sports Editor Matt Daniels joins Brian to discuss the latest in sports, including the upcoming spring football game for the Illini.

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HS Tennis: Central vs Danville

Danville traveled to Champaign for a prep tennis match Thursday April 16, 2015.

04-16-15 News-Gazette Prep Sports Podcast

04-16-15 News-Gazette Prep Sports Podcast: Play now!

04-16-15 News-Gazette Prep Sports Podcast.  Fred Kroner, Matt Daniels, and Scott Richie look at the Spring Sports Baseball, Softball.  Also look at a number of coaching changes in the area.

 

 

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Report: Ex-Illini Spiezio tased by cops

Former Illinois baseball player Scott Spiezio won two World Series titles — one with the Angels and one with the Cardinals.

It's been downhill ever since.

The latest: Spiezio was tased on Tuesday night after resisting arrest following an incident in which he allegedly punched out a neighbor's window.

The story: http://bit.ly/1DmEOHO.

Spring football notebook: Starters need to catch up Saturday

Wednesday saw the 13th of 15 spring practices for the Illini. Here are three items that caught beat writer MATT DANIELS’ eye:

— Wednesday was the last practice in pads for Illinois until Saturday’s spring game.

Asmussen: Big Ten nuggets from spring workouts

Ten nuggets from veteran N-G college football writer Bob Asmussen after he participated during Wednesday’s teleconference involving Big Ten West schools:

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