IHSA Boys 1A Track and Field State prelims

Area boys compete during the IHSA Track and Field State Finals preliminaries at O'Brien Stadium on the campus of Eastern Illinois University Thursday May 28, 2015.

Incoming volleyball class ranked No. 1

Hear from Kevin Hambly Saturday at 9:45 on WDWS.

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois’ 2015 recruiting class was bound to be among the nation’s best when released its annual rankings.

05-28-15 Jim Turpin with Dave Loane to preview @illinibaseball in the NCAA

05-28-15 Jim Turpin with Dave Loane to preview @illinibaseball in the NCAA: Play now!

05-28-15 Jim Turpin with Dave Loan to preview this weeks NCAA Baseball Regional at Illinois Field.


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$425 an hour: That's top rate UI will pay two law firms looking into athletes' allegations

URBANA — The two Chicago law firms hired to investigate allegations against the University of Illinois athletic program will earn up to $425 an hour for their work, according to documents released to The News-Gazette.

Illinois Baseball Team

Members of the Illinois baseball team pose for portraits at Illinois Field in early May.

Salt Fork, SJ-O softball on solid ground

CHAMPAIGN — A succession of games is now a series of memories for the most successful Salt Fork softball team in program history.

The final chapter was written Wednesday as Illini Bluffs dealt the Storm a 5-1 loss in a Class 1A sectional semifinal game at St. Thomas More.

Area's best at state track and field meet

Entering Thursday’s boys’ state track and field meet, 27 area boys are rated among the top five in their events based on sectional performances. The list:

Class 1A

Jon Davis    Oakwood/A-P    3,200    first

Boys' state track & field breakdown

A breakdown of the boys’ state track and field meet, which begins Thursday at Eastern Illinois University’s O’Brien Stadium:

Class 1A

Rantoul's Washington leaps into contention

RANTOUL — History isn’t George Washington’s favorite subject in school.

English is.

Yet the Rantoul senior could make history this weekend at the Class 2A state track and field meet.

No Rantoul track and field athlete has won a state title in the 21st century. Or the 20th century.