Kroner: M-S team lifts up community

MAHOMET — There have been Mahomet-Seymour boys’ basketball teams with more wins in a season.

There was a team from the school that qualified for state, losing in the quarterfinals to a Harvey Thornton squad in 1933, led by freshman Lou Boudreau, that went on to win the state championship.

UI Baseball vs. Kent State

Illinois takes on Kent State in a baseball game at Illinois Field in Champaign on Wednesday, March 25, 2015.

Chat recap: 'You need a point guard'

John Groce is still committed to the process he's embarking on at Illinois despite a disappointing end to the 2014-15 season.

Beat writer Marcus Jackson is in tune with what the Illini will hone in on as the offseason gets going in full swing soon once Illinois resumes classes next week after spring break ends.

MJ's Minute, March 25, 2015

College basketball beat writer Marcus Jackson weighs in on the recruitment of Marcus LoVett — and the impact his arrival would have on the Illini.

Jim Sheppard: I'm interested

For 22 years, Jim Sheppard served as the Illini's popular P.A. announcer at basketball games,  phrases like "Deeeeee for Threeeeee!" resonating with the Assembly Hall crowds.

Updated: Illini need a new P.A. announcer

Who'd you like to see get the job? Tell columnist Tom Kacich your idea here


Who's that Illini? Wa_y_e M_Cl_in

One of the best coaches in IHSA history, he also made an impact at the UI, which won 70 percent of the time he was on the bench.

Detry finishes third, team seventh

PALM CITY, Fla. — Thomas Detry finished third at the Valspar Collegiate Invitational, leading top-ranked Illinois to seventh place in the team standings Tuesday.

Detry finished the 54-hole tournament at 8-under-par 205, 4 strokes behind medalist Greg Yates of Texas A&M and 1 stroke behind Florida State’s Hank Lebioda.

Second-ranked Florida State won the team championship.

Richey: Grades for state men's hoops teams

Loyola is the last men’s basketball team standing in the state of Illinois. Yes, the Ramblers. They play Seattle on Wednesday in the CBI Tournament, with a shot at the championship on the line. Illinois State went down Monday in the NIT (work on your free throws MiKyle McIntosh), and so did Eastern Illinois in the CIT (good job, good effort Panthers).