CHAMPAIGN – Robert McCullum used to work for Rich Herrin at Southern Illinois. Now, he wants to replace him.
On the same day Herrin resigned after 13 years as head coach, Lon Kruger's University of Illinois assistant threw his name into the hat.
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Anybody with designs on the Big Ten baseball title faces a harrowing test in the bulging muscles and live arms of the Ohio State Buckeyes.
Host Purdue outlasted Illinois 5-2 for a Big Ten women's tennis win Thursday.
CHAMPAIGN – No one's ever accused Itch Jones' Illinois baseball teams of being front-runners.
Not until this spring, that is.
CHAMPAIGN – Ed "Too Tall" Jones, Mark Gastineau, Fred Wakefield.
Three defensive linemen willing to fight.
Unlike Jones and Gastineau, who tried boxing, Wakefield hasn't used gloves. Not yet.
Rich Herrin, who led Southern Illinois to three NCAA tournaments and four NITs before the last three disappointing seasons, is leaving the Salukis program after 13 years, according to reports Thursday.
News and notes from Illini sports
CHAMPAIGN – The University of Illinois women's volleyball team will host the defending professional champions of China in an exhibition match April 22.
Want to watch the Illinois-Washington State football game Sept. 5? Better start lobbying ABC Sports officials.
The game is 1 of 2 being considered for the Pacific-10's contribution to ABC's regional coverage. The other is Michigan State at Oregon.
Steve Havard is stronger than Robert Holcombe, has thicker legs and, according to Holcombe, "has maybe better balance than me."
Of course Holcombe, who projects as a high National Football League draft pick, has been to the mountain. He romped through three 1,000-yard rushing seasons. Havard, a 5-foot-10 Illini junior-to-be from Wheaton, is wading through the foothills.