COLLEGE STATION, Texas – For the first time in three seasons, Illinois failed to reach the Final Four of the NCAA men''s tennis tournament.
Enough of the bad news.
CHAMPAIGN – As his is custom, Gary Winckler greeted Wednesday''s news that he was named Big Ten Coach of the Year with a shrug.
"It''s going in the box I have at home, the one with all my other Coach of the Year trophies," Winckler said. "I even have a national award in there somewhere. I don''t look at them much."
Hats off to you, the Class of 2005.
It is indeed an honor to stand before you today, a day your parents probably won''t forget and a day, considering how late you stayed out last night, you probably won''t remember.
Jon Scheyer is going to be a superstar.
He''s going to lead his college team to a national championship.
Bruce Weber always has loved the opportunity basketball has given him to see the world. This summer, he'll have another in a long line of opportunities.
The Illinois basketball coach has been named to coach the Big Ten men's foreign tour team, which will play in Spain Aug. 9-19.
We can learn a lot from Deron Williams.
Not about basketball or tattoos. But about manners and public relations.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – When he returned to campus for Illinois'' centennial celebration in January, Jerry Colangelo got a firsthand look at team basketball at its best.
It''s a brand the former Illini would like to take to the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.
LAS CRUCES, N.M. – The last coach to take Illinois to a Final Four will be in St. Louis next weekend.
He''s hoping the current coach and his team will be there, too.
Sports editor Jim Rossow''s three reasons we love the NCAA tournament (without one mention of Bruce Pearl):