SAVOY – Whatever shortcomings his Illinois men's cross-country team might have, Gary Wieneke knows resiliency is not one of them.
For the second year in a row, the Illini bounced back from an eighth-place disappointment at the Big Ten meet to run with the leaders Saturday in the NCAA Midwest Regional.
COLUMBUS, Ohio –Ron Guenther could have done it when he bumped into Ron Turner late Saturday afternoon on a staircase beneath Ohio Stadium.
He could have told the Illinois football coach right then and there his contract was extended, a raise was on the way and new office furniture had been ordered. Just sign on the dotted line.
Hard to tell whose injury list is longer these days: Ron Turner's or Theresa Grentz's.
COLUMBUS, Ohio – What is going on?
On Saturday, the Illinois football team completed a double play thought to be impossible: beating Ohio State and Michigan on the road in the same season.
CHAMPAIGN – Whether via cyberspace or on the court, Amber Lindner is making all the right connections these days with her Illinois volleyball teammates.
Sometime last week, Fox NFL analysts John Madden, Marv Levy and Howie Long got together for a teleconference and actually had an interesting conversation.
Shockingly, Madden mentioned the Dallas Cowboys less than 10 times, and Long proved he's the only sane guy in the studio show.
URBANA -- Five Illini, including Cary Franklin, advanced to the quarterfinals in the prequalifying round of the USTA Challenger at Atkins Tennis Center.
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Buckeye fans, media and athletes never gave the Illini much credit when Ohio State dropped eight of 12 football games to Mike White, John Mackovic and Lou Tepper.
Rolling eyes skyward, they chose to believe they were outcoached. Let's blame John Cooper.