University of Illinois first baseman Kevin Rudden was named Big Ten Conference Player of the Week.
Optimism runs rampant every spring. It's the nature of things.
"Hey, if you're not going to be optimistic at this time of year, when will you be?" Illini head football coach Ron Turner said.
CHAMPAIGN – No more blank stares.
To Ron Turner, that's a good start going into his second spring as Illinois football coach.
The Illinois men's golf team jumped two spots in the final round of the Tanglewood/Dr Pepper Invitational on Sunday in Lake Texoma, Texas, to finish 10th.
CHAMPAIGN – One of the keys to winning a conference championship is getting off to a good start.
The University of Illinois baseball team certainly did that this weekend by winning 3 of 4 games against defending Big Ten Conference champion Michigan.
Benita Kelley and Aspen Burkett finished 1-2 in the 100 meters to lead Illinois' women's track and field team at the Raleigh (N.C.) Relays.
CHAMPAIGN – Craig Marquie is the only University of Illinois freshman named Big Ten Conference player of the week in baseball.
The third baseman from Bourbonnais will be the first Illini to win the honor as a freshman and a sophomore if he keeps playing so well against Michigan.
University of Illinois senior Ashley Berggren was held scoreless in Saturday's Women's Basketball Coaches Association All-Star Game in Kansas City, Mo.
Itch Jones and his Fighting Illini wouldn't normally walk around with a downcast look after splitting a doubleheader with the preseason's ninth-ranked baseball team.
Who said Big Ten basketball is on the ropes? For those keeping count, that's three NIT titles in the last six years.
Leave the Final Four to Kentucky and North Carolina and UCLA. The Big Ten prefers the tiny crowds of Madison Square Garden, where tickets and trophies are cheap.