'That is my expectation on an annual basis. We are going to be in the hunt to win a Big Ten or national title,' said the former Illini who this week was named permanent coach of men's gymnastics program

'That is my expectation on an annual basis. We are going to be in the hunt to win a Big Ten or national title,' said the former Illini who this week was named permanent coach of men's gymnastics program

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From top athletes to top interviewees and everything in between, The News-Gazette sports staff takes a look back at the school year that was for Illinois athletics

One hundred fifteen years ago on Sunday — April 17, 1907 — on the day of his departure to Boston to become manager of the Red Sox, Illini baseball coach George Huff was honored between innings at Illinois’ season-opening home victory against Wabash.

CHAMPAIGN — The potential for postseason awards continues to add up for Kofi Cockburn.

On this date in 1937 at the Blackstone Hotel in Chicago, the University of Illinois Board of Trustees unanimously recommended that the men’s gymnasium be named in honor of former director of athletics George Huff. He had passed away on Oct. 1, 1936, from uremic poisoning at the age of 64.