That's the word from beat writer Marcus Jackson, who figures John Groce's team can finish as high as third in the Big Ten next season.
DETROIT — The father of an 8-year-old girl with cancer who befriended Michigan State basketball star Adreian Payne says his daughter has died.
As you may have noticed, three-point shooting matters in the NCAA tournament. Very often a single arc-shot decides a game.
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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Three things beat writer MATT DANIELS picked up on Tuesday, the Illinois football team’s 13th spring practice:
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.