SJ-O's Parker picks Purdue

ST. JOSEPH — The pipeline of St. Joseph-Ogden baseball pitchers to the Division I ranks continued on Monday.

Dalton Parker orally committed to Purdue, becoming the third Spartan hurler in the past three seasons to pick a Division I school.

June 30 UI 'Olympic sports' chat

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 3:00pm

Staff writer Scott Richey will mark his one-year anniversary with the News-Gazette with another chat on everything Illini. He's back at it again this week at 3 p.m. with your answers for Illinois volleyball, soccer, women's basketball and baseball questions.

From the blog: finding out what’s coming up on WDWS

Come July, I will have been on staff at WDWS for four years.  As the years have gone by, the fine folks there have let me contribute more and more to the station’s sports programming.  It is, I believe, one of our biggest strengths, but sometimes I don’t think we do the best job telling that story.  So for your records, here’s a handy

Updated: Hill to participate with USA Basketball

CHAMPAIGN — When Malcolm Hill was coming out of Belleville East in 2013, there were some who follow recruiting closely who said had the 6-foot-6 guard been starring for a school in Chicagoland rather than the St. Louis area, he would have rated among the top 25 recruits in the country.

Best of Illini: No. 41, Mike Svetina

NO. 41: Mike Svetina, LB

Best of teams: No. 41, Kansas State

NO. 41: Kansas State

COACH: Bill Snyder

2014 RECORD: 9-4


Catching up with … Brett Melton

A few questions with: Former Illini and Mahomet-Seymour Bulldog Brett Melton

Best of Illini: No. 42, Paul James

NO. 42: Paul James, DE

Best of teams: No. 42, Minnesota

NO. 42: Minnesota

COACH: Jerry Kill

2014 RECORD: 8-5


Best of Illini: No. 43, Jaylen Dunlap

NO. 43: Jaylen Dunlap, CB