DeHeart, Jones reach quarters

Illinois'' Ryler DeHeart and GD Jones reached the quarterfinals of the singles bracket and teamed to advance to the quarters in the doubles draw Sunday at the ITA Midwest Regional Championships in Ann Arbor, Mich.

DeHeart, seeded second, beat 16th seed Willy Gali of Northern Illinois 6-2, 6-3. The third-seeded Jones defeated No. 10 seed Chris Klingemann of Ohio State 6-2, 3-6, 6-2.

Face OFF

This week''s topic: Where should Illinois women''s basketball play its games, Huff Hall or the Assembly Hall?

Ask Bobby

During college football season, Bob Asmussen, our resident expert, will answer a question each week on his specialty. This week''s question:

The day after

A look back and ahead for UI football:

Bower will get the start against Hawkeyes

CHAMPAIGN – No Friday decision on the quarterback this week. Illinois has its guy and is letting everyone know about it.

Brad Bower will start his third game of the season Saturday against Iowa. He also got the call against Western Michigan and Minnesota.

Letter RIP

We asked our online readers what Ron Turner has to do to stay on as Illinois football coach. Some responses:

Former Illini in the NFL

Each Monday during the NFL season, we''ll update you on how former Illinois players are faring in the NFL. Sunday''s results:

UI football game statistics

Minnesota 45, Illinois 0

DeHeart, Jones double up at men''s tennis regional

Illinois'' Ryler DeHeart and GDJones each won a pair of matches to advance to the Round of 16 at the ITAMidwest Regionals in Ann Arbor, Mich., on Saturday.

Chris Martin and Pramod Dabir won first-round matches but lost in Round 2. Evan Zeder and Monte Tucker each lost in the first round.

Illini help buck Ohio State''s unbeaten trend

CHAMPAIGN – The Illinois volleyball team hasn''t lost its giant-killer touch.

Just ask No. 7 Ohio State, which entered Huff Hall on Saturday night as one of three undefeated teams in the nation and left without winning one game against the No. 24 Illini.