Wednesday's prep highlights: Learnard throws perfect game

In baseball
■ Paxton-Buckley-Loda 13, Iroquois West 1. The Panthers scored six runs in the third and sixth innings. Wyatt Kingery and Jay Eshleman combined to give up four hits.

■ Cerro Gordo/Bement 11, Tri-County 1. Cole Blickensderfer allowed five hits and struck out six for the Broncos. Blickensderfer had a home run and two RBI. Mason Neisslie was 3 for 4 with a double.

Tate: Color me a fan of new uniforms

If Fighting Illini performance is as snappy as their flashy new uniforms, happy days are on the orange and blue horizon.

What do you think of the new look? Let our columnist know here

Nike Rebranding: 4/16/14

The Nike rebranding celebration and the first showing of the new Illini uniforms for all sports at the Great Hall at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts in Urbana on Wednesday, April 16, 2014.

LIVE Nike show at Krannert

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Sports Talk 4-16-14

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Triple Threat Night with Steve Kelly, Marcus Jackson, and Loren Tate in the studio, talking basketball and taking your calls.


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Kansas State rewards Weber

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State AD John Currie announced Wednesday that head coach Bruce Weber has received a one-year contract extension through the 2019 academic year to

Hayasaki a Hall of Famer


INDIANAPOLIS — Former University of Illinois men’s gymnastics coach Yoshi Hayasaki has been selected to the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame.

Morris star commits to Illini


Kaylin Korte, a sophomore outside hitter from Morris High School, has verbally committed to the Illinois volleyball team.

NBA decisions: Winners & Losers

Technically, Tuesday was the deadline for college underclassmen to declare for the NBA draft — though they have time to reconsider. For some, the choice was a no-brainer;

HS Baseball: St. Thomas More vs. Watseka

St. Thomas More vs. Watseka in a prep baseball game at St. Thomas More in Champaign on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. 

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