UI-Louisville game postponed

CHAMPAIGN — Saturday's Illinois-Louisville football game, which had been given the OK to be played as of Wednesday night, was postponed by the school today.

“We had initially conferred and talked extensively with the Big Ten Conference,” school Chancellor Nancy Cantor said today at the UI Board of Trustees meeting in Chicago. “We felt it was very important for the conference to come together and create a sense of unity and honor within the context of our athletic events. Our intention was to create an event that will mark the tragedies and our intention was to come together.

Illini insider

News-Gazette staff writer Jeff Huth''s review and preview of University of Illinois sports

Illinois Football Practice Report

Ex-Iowa quarterback Jon Beutjer had his first full workout with his new team Tuesday. Ineligible for the rest of the season, Beutjer has some catching up to do at Illinois.

Illinois waiting

CHAMPAIGN - Football practice went on as usual for Ron Turner´s Illinois team Tuesday. But the Illini don´t know if there will be a game at the end of the week.

In the aftermath of Tuesday´s terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, a decision on Saturday´s Illinois-Louisville game won´t be made until at least today.

Oklahoma star settles on Duke

MIDWEST CITY, Okla. Illinois survived Duke´s on-campus pitch to Shelden Williams.

But in Williams´ living room, Mike Krzyzewski worked whatever magic was missing from the forward´s trip to Durham, N.C.

Versatility in recruits better for UI

The first high school basketball prospect recruited by Illini coach Bill Self was freshman Luther Head. The second was Dee Brown. Then came James Augustine and Kyle Wilson.

You should be picking up a trend. All are academic qualifiers. All have ball-handling skills. All can shoot. Call them versatile.

Practice makes perfect

Every day, they go at each other. Sometimes, Brandon Lloyd wins. Sometimes, it´s Eugene Wilson or Christian Morton.

You can tell the victor by who celebrates.

Illini finish ninth

The Illinois men´s golf team finished ninth at the Badger Men´s Golf Invitational at Wisconsin´s University Ridge Golf Course in Madison, Wis.

Turner looks for answers

   CHAMPAIGN The violent hit that sent his quarterback to the hospital last season had Ron Turner talking during the offseason. A lot.

Lackluster UI can´t afford another slip

Lacking the golf skills to join a tour or even find the fairway on most holes, Luke Butkus knows all about mulligans. The Illinois center uses one every time he sends a chip shot into the Wal-Mart parking lot near the UI Orange Course in Savoy.

He almost asked for another Saturday afternoon when Illinois was staring at a double-bogey on the easiest hole of the course.