Best of Illini: No. 13, Eaton Spence

No. 13: Eaton Spence, CB

Best of teams: No. 13, Arizona State

COACH: Todd Graham

2014 RECORD: 10-3


CIRCLE THE DATE: Sept. 26 vs. Southern Cal

Monday morning pop quiz: July 27, 2015

10 questions about news that broke— from country singers booking Danville to beer festivals coming to Champaign  — in last week's News-Gazette and 

White helps U.S. secure gold

CHEKHOV, Russia — South Carolina’s A’ja Wilson had 30 points and eight rebounds, leading the United States to a 78-70 women’s basketball victory against Russia in the FIBA U19 World Championship final on Sunday.

Illinois’ Chatrice White added 10 points and five rebounds in the victory.

Ex-Illini Scott walks the walk

URBANA — Jay Scott will tell you he’s past his golf prime, the pinnacle being his collegiate career with the Illini in the early 1990s. But after Scott’s relatively easy win at this weekend’s Twin City Championship culminating with rounds of 2-under-par 70 and 3-over 75 on Sunday at Urbana Country Club, there are about 75 other players from that field who would beg to differ.

Best of Illini: No. 14, Christian DiLauro

No. 14: Christian DiLauro, OL

Best of teams: No. 14, LSU

No. 14: LSU

COACH: Les Miles

2014 RECORD: 8-5


CIRCLE THE DATE: Nov. 7 at Alabama

Sunday Conversation: Rajeev Ram

Rajeev Ram won his second ATP singles title last weekend at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in Newport, R.I. — where he won his first singles title in 2009. Staff writer SCOTT RICHEY caught up with the former Illini and member of the 2003 national championship team on Tuesday before he started play in the Claro Open in Bogota, Colombia:

Bartsch, U.S. earn gold medal

TORONTO — The United States women’s volleyball team swept Brazil 3-0 (25-22, 25-21, 28-26) to take the gold medal at the Pan American Games on Saturday night.

Former Illinois outside hitter Michelle Bartsch hit 6 for 16 as the U.S. avenged a pool-play loss to Brazil.