Matt Daniels: Hot reads from April 10 practice

1. Nearing the end. Surreal is how Reilly O’Toole explains it. Knowing he’s about to play in his final spring game leaves the quarterback with a bittersweet feeling.  

Loren Tate: There's no rush to name Lunt

At the top of Illini football hierarchy, Tim Beckman and Bill Cubit haven’t seen it as necessary or advantageous to name a starting quarterback.

They announced in advance that 15 spring drills would provide three-way competition ending with an equal-opportunity spring game at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Jeff Huth: UI-Michigan baseball preview

TEAMS: Illinois (17-11, 5-1 Big Ten) vs. Michigan (14-18-1, 4-5 Big Ten).

SCHEDULE: 6 p.m. Friday; 3 p.m. Saturday; 1 p.m. Sunday.

WHERE: Illinois Field, Champaign.

RADIO: WDWS 1400-AM; Dave Loane (play-by-play) and analysts Brian Moline Friday and Saturday) and Loren Tate (Sunday).

Prep Tennis: Urbana vs. St. Thomas More 2014

Urbana vs. St. Thomas More in a prep tennis match at Blair Park in Urbana on Thursday April 10, 2014.

Sports Talk 04-10-14

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Brian Moline and Matt Daniels talk with Mike Lindemann, director of the Illinois marathon and Parkland College women's basketball.  They also talk about the Illinois spring football game.


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Who is Maurice Watson Jr.?

A name unfamiliar to many Illinois fans a month ago is one they are quickly becoming accustomed to hearing.

Maurice Watson Jr., the former Boston University point guard, is reportedly set to have an in-home visit with Illinois on Friday.

Follow the Illini at the Masters

Still seeking his first major championship, former Illini — and big Wisconsin basketball fan — Steve Stricker teed off at 8:57 a.m. today at the Masters.

D.A. Points gets doing at 10:03 a.m.

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Wednesday's prep highlights: Central tops M-S

In baseball
■ Champaign Central 8, Mahomet-Seymour 1. In a battle of unbeatens, Central sophomore PHILLIP SWARTZ continued his masterful work on the mound, going the distance in his second consecutive outing in leading the Maroons to a win against visiting Mahomet-Seymour at McKinley Field.

Kato earns Scholar-Athlete honor

Women’s gymnast Sunny Kato, a communication major with a 3.51 grade-point average, was selected at the Illini Scholar-Athlete of the Week.
Kato helped lead Illinois to its fourth trip to the NCAA Championships in the past six years.

Veteran coach Hodge headed to Hall

SIDELL — Not everyone gets a retirement gift like Chris Hodge will receive Saturday.

The veteran football coach at Jamaica and Salt Fork will be inducted into the state Hall of Fame.

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