GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Illinois pitcher Cody Salter didn't sleep Thursday night.
Earlier that evening, Salter was on the receiving end of a game-winning grand slam in a devastating loss to Wake Forest. He threw two pitches in the game. One went for a strike, and the other went out of the park. So whom did Illinois coach Itch Jones decide to throw for the Illini's do-or-die game against Monmouth on Friday?
The first two-sport athlete didn't work out well for Ron Turner.
The Illinois football coach watched Tim Lavery try to combine quarterbacking and pitching. Lavery struggled at both.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Four hits. Four singles.
That was what Wake Forest freshman Carlos Brackley had done at the plate this season prior to Thursday. Period.
Did you see the pairings show Monday? Have you filled in your bracket?
Unless your name is "Itch," the answers are probably not.
ATHENS, Ga. – Three Big Ten team titles in 18 sports is cause for cartwheels, cigars and champagne.
But if the University of Illinois wants to pick up some serious points in the Sears all-sport standings, it's going to have to do better than that.
CHAMPAIGN – Bobby True is used to the stares. Kind of likes them, actually.
The Illinois junior knows his Big Ten rivals wouldn't bother playing mind games with him if he were any old face in the 800-meter crowd.
With the sixth pick in the 1999 NBA draft, the Dallas Mavericks select ...
Brian Cook, senior, Lincoln High School?
Team capsules for South I Regional at Gainesville, Fla.
CHAMPAIGN – D.J. Svihlik figured he wasn't pulling his weight. So he decided to lift some.
And as anyone who knows the University of Illinois second baseman will tell you, the 1998 Big Ten Conference Player of the Year doesn't do anything less than full bore.
CHAMPAIGN – Top Big Ten Conference athletic administrators are considering a proposal to expand the Big Ten women's basketball schedule.
Based on the lukewarm support it has from the league's coaches, however, any change from the current 16-game schedule appears uncertain.