Three questions with: Adam Rittenberg, who covers the Big Ten for ESPN.com
Forty-two players and 14 head coaches will dress up for the cameras starting Monday at Big Ten Media Days. Expect these 10 to receive the most attention from the assembled press in Chicago.
1. Urban Meyer, Ohio State
Forty-four years ago Sunday, 10 days after his 53rd birthday, University of Illinois graduate Lou Boudreau was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. A product of Thornton Township High School, a school without a baseball team, he concentrated on basketball as a prep.
URBANA — Clayton Parkhill has always been an honest, forthcoming young man. So when the five-time Twin City champion tells you at most he plays golf once a week, you take his word for it.
Brian and Loren talk all things sports on downstate's longest running sports show. Today's guests include Al Seamonson, Joe Henricksen, Mike Thomas, and Jim Callis.
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Editor's note: the WDWS sports crew will broadcast live from Big Ten football media days on Monday from 4 to 6 p.m. Listen on 1400-AM or wdws.com.
Bob Asmussen offers up the next team in his Top 50 countdown.
No. 15: Wisconsin
Coach: Gary Andersen
2013 record: 9-4
Projected 2014 record: 10-2
Circle the date: Nov. 22 at Iowa
Counting down the 50 most important Illini.
No. 15: Jon Davis, TE
Spencer Allen first met Illinois head coach Dan Hartleb at the end of his playing career at Iowa State.
The Cyclones dropped their baseball program following the 2001 season, and Allen’s roommate Brandon Cashman transferred to Illinois and was Hartleb’s starting center fielder from Day 1 of the 2002 season.
The nonconference schedule was released Friday for the Illinois men’s basketball team. Marcus Jackson gives insight on the Illini’s November and December foes:
Nov. 7, Qunicy (exhibition)
— In two games against Division I opponents (Xavier, Illinois State), the Division II Hawks lost by an average of 24.5 points.