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Prep Baseball: Unity vs. Central A & M

Unity vs. Central A & M  during their prep baseball game at Unity in Tolono on Tuesday, April 8,  2014. 


Sports Talk 4-8-14

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Fans look forward to Tuesdays, when Loren Tate joins Steve Kelly on Sports Talk. Today they discuss the NCAA tournament (both men's and women's action), and the Illini football team's spring game this Saturday. They also chat with Illini golf coach Mike Smalls.

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Beckman: No QB decision yet

 

Three things beat writer MATT DANIELS picked up on Tuesday, the Illinois football team’s 13th spring practice:


Big Ten honors Kravetz

ROSEMONT — Illinois junior John Kravetz, who threw eight scoreless innings Sunday in a 1-0 baseball victory at Northwestern, was named Big Ten Pitcher of the Week.

The conference announced the award Tuesday.

Kravetz equaled his career high for innings and strikeouts (seven) while holding the Wildcats to four hits. The right-hander (3-1) also did not issue a walk.


Groce speaks, MJ answers

John Groce held his season-ending news conference Tuesday. Follow along with beat writer Marcus Jackson via Twitter here.

 

MJ will chat at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. Ask him anything by clicking here.


Mehnert: Triathlon 'takes a lot of nerve'

Champaign native Michelle Mehnert is best known in her hometown as a swimmer at Urbana University High and the University of Illinois. She also competed in track and cross-country, and that range of sports led Mehnert into the multi-tasking triathlon. Now 24, she’s competing on the world circuit with a goal of representing the United States at the 2016 Olympics in Brazil.


Tate: It's Wisconsin or bust


Did the Big Ten miss a golden opportunity?


Next year it's ... Duke!


College basketball writer Marcus Jackson takes an extremely early look at the Top 10 teams for the 2014-15 season.


Huth analyzes women's title game

News-Gazette women’s college basketball beat writer Jeff Huth weighs in on Tuesday night's title game between Connecticut and Notre Dame:

This is the first time in the history of the NCAA women’s tournament that undefeated teams are meeting for the Division I title.

So savor the experience and hope that the game actually lives up to the stratospheric expectations.


News-Gazette Sports Page 4-7-14

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The News-Gazette sports writers talk sports and answer your questions every Monday at 5:10 PM. Select shows come to you live from The Esquire in Downtown Champaign.

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