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.
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.
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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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.
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.
NO. 44: Texas Tech
COACH: Kliff Kingsbury
2014 RECORD: 4-8
PROJECTED 2015 RECORD: 8-5
CIRCLE THE DATE: Sept. 26 vs. TCU