After forgoing prep school, Davis could be in C-U as early as Friday

CHAMPAIGN – To hear his coaches tell it, Mike Davis has not tapped his considerable potential.

It appears he will have the chance to do so at Illinois.

Case closed on UI baseball recruit

Scratch Casey Crosby's name from the Illinois baseball team's roster.

The marquee talent of the Illini's incoming freshman class signed with the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday – one day before Major League Baseball's deadline for getting players selected in the June draft under contract.

Rough road ahead for Illini basketball

CHAMPAIGN – What to expect from the Illini during the 2007-08 season?

Hard to say, but you will know soon enough.

Bob's blitz

Each day during Camp Rantoul, beat writer Bob Asmussen will take you inside the world of Illini football:

Tate: Former Illini Hirsch loves his golf - no matter where

TUSCOLA – Senior citizens, take heart.

All those young firebrands battling the wind, water and heat in the Illinois State Amateur at Tuscola's Ironhorse Golf Club today aren't sub-30.

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Hog farm considered for site in Lodge

LODGE – While a grass-roots organization helped prevent construction of the El Milagro/Clarkson Grain corn processing plant in Lodge, an alternative – a hog farm – might make the odor from the plant's proposed wastewater lagoon seem palatable.

"There will be a smell, with the wind coming from the southwest, and (Lodge citizens) will be right next to it," said Tenna Knox. "This is agriculturally zoned, so we don't have to (apply for a special-use permit) as long as we do not exceed the number of hogs per acre."

Benn to miss a week of practice with shoulder injury

RANTOUL – Illinois receiver Arrelious Benn will miss a week of practice with a strained shoulder, coach Ron Zook said after this morning's workout.

"He'll be back next week for sure," Zook said. "We'll be cautious and make sure he's fully ready to go before we stick him back out there."

Illini coach, PGA champ side-by-side at the end

Illinois golf coach Mike Small is scheduled to entertain a potential recruit on campus today.

If he makes it back from the PGA Championship in Tulsa, Okla.

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