AD on allegations: 'It's on us'

CHAMPAIGN — Allegations of abuse and mistreatment concerning the Illinois football program came to light nine days ago amid a flurry of claims made by former Illini Simon Cvijanovic.

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Illini dominate Big Ten awards

ROSEMONT — The second-ranked Illinois baseball team garnered three individual Big Ten awards on Tuesday, the conference announced one day ahead of the start of the Big Ten tournament in Minneapolis.

Source: Illini hiring Scheelhaase

CHAMPAIGN — Nathan Scheelhaase is coming home.

The record-settting Illinois quarterback has been hired as the school's assistant director of football operations, a source close to the program told The News-Gazette.

An official announcement is expected later today and Scheelhaase will be on the job later this week.

Monday's highlights: Baseball, softball regionals underway

In baseball
Class 2A Olympia Regional

■ Clinton 13, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 3. Wiley Mitchell went 3 for 3 with three RBI, while Josh Hickman (3 for 4) and Dylan Walsh (2 for 3) added to the offensive output for the fourth-seeded Maroons in a five-inning home win. Jake Brewer scored two runs for the fifth-seeded Falcons.

Centennial boys put charge into sprints

URBANA — The boys’ track and field season is on a sprint to the finish. It is rapidly approaching. So are Centennial’s Chargers.

Coach Greg Walters’ sprint crew made a statement on Monday in the 34th News-Gazette Honor Roll meet, held at Urbana High School.

Lewis, Kimbro shine at N-G girls' Honor Roll Meet

URBANA — In one way or another, Dominique Lewis, Jenny Kimbro, Jenna Straub and Akalah Spinks were all looking to the future.

Centennial’s Lewis swept the sprint races on Monday in the 34th News-Gazette Honor Roll meet. They are events in which she qualified for state.

Same for Kimbro, who dominated the hurdles and broke a meet record in the 300-meter event (43.09 seconds).

Kerian receives another conference honor

ROSEMONT — Illinois baseball player David Kerian won his second Big Ten Player of the Week award this season on Monday, the Big Ten office announced.

Kerian helped Illinois (45-6-1) to the program’s 30th Big Ten title last week, hitting .667 with three runs scored, a home run and three RBI in two wins against Nebraska.

Maroons clinch share of Big 12 title

DANVILLE — Members of the Champaign Central baseball team will turn into Peoria Richwoods fans today.

If the host Knights can knock off Normal West this afternoon, the Maroons will claim an outright Big 12 title.

Central clinched at least a share of the regular-season championship with a 10-6 win at Danville on Monday night.