Jim Rossow

Jim Rossow

5 O'Clock Shadow: Vote for Driscoll

News you can't leave work without:

Former Illini Jean Driscoll is a finalist to make the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame. And you can help her realize her dream.

Athlon: Juice on the cover

Athlon Sports' 2009 Big Ten College Football magazine, with Illinois quarterback Juice Williams featured on the cover, will be available at bookstores and newsstands Tuesday.

 Athlon has tabbed wide receiver Arrelious Benn first-team All-America and first-team All-Big Ten.

Memory Lane: Illini-Tigers in St. Louis

EACH WEEK, WE'LL TAKE A LOOK BACK AT A MEMORABLE MOMENT IN ILLINI HISTORY, THANKS TO THE WORDS OF THE NEWS-GAZETTE.

This week: With Missouri and Illinois taking a break in their football series, a look at the four games played in St. Louis, courtesy Loren Tate.

Guenther on Derrick Rose

"The sport of men's basketball has issues,"  UI athletic director Ron Guenther said during "Saturday SportsLine" on WDWS. He went on to say he's not surprised by the controversy surrounding Derrick Rose.

NCAA golf: Langley tied for lead

Illinois' Scott Langley was tied for the lead after the first round of the NCAA Championships in Toledo, Ohio.

Langley carded a 2-under-par 69 and was tied with Northwestern's Jonathan Bowers and North Carolina State's Matt Hill.

 

5 O'Clock Shadow

News you can't leave work without:

Illinois wasn't the only baseball team from this neck of the woods to be left out of the NCAA baseball tournament.

 

Illini golf passes NCAA test

For a team accustomed to winning tournaments – a school-record seven this season, including four in a row – Illinois was anything but disappointed with its third-place finish at the NCAA Northeast Regional.

5 O'Clock Shadow

News you can't leave work without:

UI golf coach Mike Small is the top seed at the 58th Illinois PGA Match Play Championship that starts Monday at Kemper Lakes in Kildeer.

Super Thursday

Illinois lost to Georgia 4-3 in a Sweet 16 men's tennis match at College Station, Texas. Marc Spicijaric needed to win his match at No. 1 singles for the Illini to advance, but he lost the third set 6-4. Meanwhile, Mike Small's golf team checked in at 23 over par after the first round at an NCAA regional in New Jersey. That was good enough for fifth place.

In West Lafayette, Ind., Illinois lost to Purdue 12-5 in the first game of a critical Big Ten baseball series.

Memory Lane: Tiley leaves Illini

What was more surprising: That Craig Tiley left for another job or how fans of Illinois tennis reacted when he did?

No temper tantrums. No "I hope Australia never wins another Davis Cup match" rants. No charges of betrayal. No march on Atkins Tennis Center.