05-18-15 Mike Turk @coachmturk Illinois Men's Track and Field Coach @illinimtrackxc on B1G Title

05-18-15 Mike Turk @coachmturk Illinois Men's Track and Field Coach @illinimtrackxc on B1G Title: Play now!

Jim Turpin with Mike Turk University of Illinois Track and Field Coach on winning the Big Ten outdoor meet this weekend.


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May 19 UI baseball and women's basketball chat

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 3:30pm

Reports of Mike Divilbiss' resignation and allegations of player abuse in the Illinois women's basketball program grabbed the headlines early Monday afternoon. 

Honor Roll entries announced

Entry list for Monday's 34th News-Gazette Honor Roll track and field meets, at Urbana High School. Field events start at 5 pm. and running events at 6 p.m.:


Kroner's baseball and softball regional preview

Postseason play has arrived on the diamond, with Class 1A and 2A baseball and softball teams across the state beginning regional play Monday. Executive sports editor Fred Kroner takes a look at area squads to watch in each sport:


Men's track and field sprints to title

EAST LANSING, Mich. — For the Illinois men’s track and field team, the key takeaway from Saturday’s second day of the Big Ten Outdoor Championships was success in short-distance events.

The Illini kept that story going as the event reached its final round Sunday. And it pushed Mike Turk’s team to something it hadn’t obtained in more than 20 years.

White selected for national squad

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Chatrice White passed her first test last weekend. As a result, she qualified for a much greater challenge.

The upcoming sophomore center for Illinois’ women’s basketball team will compete for the USA Basketball Women’s team at the 2015 FIBA U19 World Championships, held in Chekhov, Russia, in July.

Illini share latest superstition during run

CHAMPAIGN — Play was suspended with no outs in the bottom of the fourth inning Saturday at Illinois Field with a heavy rain falling, and despite every attempt to get the rest of the game in, it was canceled two hours later.

Officially, Saturday’s series finale between Illinois and Nebraska never took place.

MJ: Groce searching far, wide

When it comes to recruiting for the 2016 and 2017 classes, John Groce and the Illinois coaching staff have cast a wide net, with approximately 14 scholarship offers extended in each class.

Is the winning streak safe in Minnesota?

Illinois’ regular season slate ended Saturday with a canceled game because of rainfall that plagued the entire series against Nebraska. Next up for the Illini is the Big Ten tournament, starting Wednesday in Minneapolis. Beat writer SCOTT RICHEY breaks down what Illinois will face:

Campbell, Illini golf surge to regional crowns

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. — Golfers must be good listeners. At least, the ones on the Illinois men’s team.

After a so-so performance in the second round of the NCAA regional, coach Mike Small said the Illini “had to play better.”