Sunday Conversation: Darrin Fletcher

Darrin Fletcher spent 14 seasons in Major League Baseball. The Oakwood native and former Illini was a 1994 National League All-Star playing for the Montreal Expos and caught several Cy Young winners throughout his career. Fletcher played his last game in 2002 for the Toronto Blue Jays and returned to his hometown to raise a family.

Tate: Waiting game continues for C-U with IHSA tournament

The Commonwealth of Kentucky may be stuck in a time warp, but the folks in the Bluegrass State know how to run a basketball tournament.

Illini legends, lists and lore: Mary Eggers Tendler

Happy birthday to the University of Illinois’ greatest all-time volleyball player, Mary Eggers Tendler.

Best of Fred, No. 19: Birth of a program

In the spring of 2000, I was a beat writer without a team to cover.

The start of a new century was greeted by an additional varsity sport at the University of Illinois.

Softball was no longer a club activity, but an intercollegiate endeavor.

Mahomet-Seymour vs Urbana Baseball

Mahomet-Seymour baseball vs Urbana, Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Mahomet-Seymour High School. 

Saturday SportsTalk 03-28-15

Saturday SportsTalk 03-28-15: Play now!

Steve Kelly and Loren Tate talk to Illini Bastketball Coach John Groce, Illini Athletic Director Mike Thomas and otghers on this edition of Saturday SportsTalk on NewsTalk 1400 WDWS.


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Let's go to the video

CHAMPAIGN — Fans heading out to Illinois Field to watch next week's Big Ten baseball opener are in for a $442,000 treat.

A new video scoreboard, installed behind the right-field wall, will make its debut during the University of Illinois' home games against Northwestern next weekend.

Ragle resigns as Fisher boys' basketball coach

FISHER — Marking the second major coaching change in the last two weeks, Ron Ragle resigned from his position as the head coach of the Fisher boys’ basketball team Friday.

“It was very difficult, very tough and emotional,” Ragle said of his decision to step down. “I’ve devoted 10 years of my life to it. I’m probably the only one in my family who agrees with the decision.”

Men's gymnastics narrowly misses Big Ten crown

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Six-tenths of a point. 

That’s all that stood between Illinois and its 28th Big Ten title and first since winning four straight from 2009 to ’12.

Six-tenths of a point.

Conference call: Big Ten baseball fully underway

The first set of Big Ten baseball series started this past weekend, with 10 teams getting their first taste of conference play. Illinois, Iowa and Northwestern will play their first Big Ten series this weekend, with pitcher Rob McDonnell (left) and the Illini headed to East Lansing, Mich., for a Saturday-Sunday-Monday series against Michigan State.