Former Maroon going through the motions

CHAMPAIGN — Montrel Moore’s summer has been, in some ways, pretty typical with some time just relaxing and being at home.

Maybe not so typical are his daily workouts — sometimes with former Central teammate Jamal Stovall — that can and have lasted for hours on end.

Richey: Are you ready for some football?

Week 1
Mahomet-Seymour at Mount Zion

UI roundup: Kendziera narrowly misses finals

EUGENE, Ore. — Illinois’ David Kendziera narrowly missed qualifying for the 400-meter hurdles final, clocking 49.57 seconds Friday at the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

Johnny Dutch, competing unattached, had the fastest semifinal time, finishing in 48.90.

Illinois’ Dylan Lafond placed 20th in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, finishing in 9 minutes, 5.07 seconds.

Lift For Life 2015

The fourth annual Lift for Life event  at Memorial Stadium on UI campus in Champaign on Friday, June 26, 2015. Lift for Life is a fundraising weight-lifting competition for acoustic neuroma research, which is a rare disease former Illinois football player Andrew Carter had.

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Illini add defensive lineman

Illinois landed its first defensive tackle commit in the Class of 2016 when Westerville (Ohio) North product Antonio Shelton committed to the Illini on Friday afternoon.

Shelton, the ninth commit to pledge to the Illini so far, is the first Ohio prospect to commit to Illinois in Tim Beckman's upcoming recruiting class.

(UPDATED) Illini hire special assistant

CHAMPAIGN — A longtime staff member under Billy Donovan at the University of Florida is joining the Illinois men’s basketball coaching staff.

Illinois hired Darren Hertz on Friday in the role of special assistant to the head coach.

Hertz replaces Ryan Pedon, who left John Groce’s staff this offseason for an assistant coaching gig at Butler.

Best of teams: No. 44, Texas Tech

NO. 44: Texas Tech

COACH: Kliff Kingsbury

2014 RECORD: 4-8



Best of Illini: No. 44, Carroll Phillips

NO. 44: Carroll Phillips, LEO

UPDATE: Rice hooks up with Bulls for summer


Beat writer Marcus Jackson says Rayvonte Rice will play summer league basketball for the Chicago Bulls.