HS Softball: St. Thomas More vs. Central

St. Thomas More vs. Central in a prep softball game at STM on Monday, April 13, 2015.

Sports Page 04-13-15

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Join the News-Gazette sports writers as they discuss the latest in Illini sports.


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LIVE! at Illinois Field (Purdue: Game 3)

A fourth straight scoreless inning of relief for Tyler Jay (and two more strikeouts) gives Illinois a 2-1 victory against Purdue and its 10th straight victory. So that's it for another LIVE! Report from Illinois Field. Be sure to check out Tuesday's News-Gazette for more baseball coverage.


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Barry Houser staying with Marching Illini

The director of the University of Illinois Marching Illini has decided to withdraw his name from consideration for the same position at Ohio State.

April 15 Illinois basketball chat

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 12:30pm

What's the latest on the recruiting front? Do the Illini have a chance of landing Mike Thorne Jr.? If John Groce does, what does that mean for next season? Who were the big award-winners on Monday night at the team's annual banquet? Anything that's on your mind concerning Illinois hoops, beat writer Marcus Jackson has the topic covered.

April 14 UI baseball, recruiting and volleyball chat

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 2:00pm

The Illinois baseball team continues to win and continues to vault up the national polls. The AAU spring season is well underway with Illini recruiting targets shining. And the Illinois volleyball team is halfway through its spring schedule of matches. There should be plenty to chat about this week.

04-13-15 Monday Morning Quarterbacks

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04-13-15 Monday Morning Quarterbacks.  Jim Turpin and Loren Tate are the Monday Morning Quarterbacks.  Baseball on a nine game winning streak. Tennis doing great.  Softball sweeps Maryland and football getting ready for the Spring Game.


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IHSA says concussions lawsuit 'threatens' football

MICHAEL TARM, Associated Press

April 13 Bob Asmussen chat

Monday, April 13, 2015 - 11:00am

Ask our longtime college football writer about what he saw from the Illini in Springfield? Who will compete with Ohio State for the natonal title? What does he think of school hiring Ryan Cubit? And ss Jordan Spieth the next Tiger Woods? All questions are fair game.

Area hoops stars put talent on full display

Boys: Team Gold, 107, Team Black 83

CHAMPAIGN — Parker Lee was the star of the all-stars.

The Oakwood High School senior wasn’t the player with the highest recruiting profile or the most prolific regular-season stats among the athletes chosen to play in the fourth Parkland College/News-Gazette boys’ basketball all-star game.