Illinois men's golf coach Mike Small isn't ready to name his 2015 team the best the Big Ten Conference has ever seen but after a 32-stroke victory at the conference tournament, the Illini are in that conversation.
Nebraska scored five runs in the second inning to take an 8-0 lead and the Cornhuskers cruised to a five-inning 9-1 win over Illinois Sunday afternoon.
The Central baseball team split a doubleheader with Peoria Richwoods Saturday while the Parkland baseball team split two games with Heartland.
The No. 6 Illinois baseball team won its 20th-straight game Saturday, beating No. 23 Ohio State 6-5 at Bill Davis Stadium.
The Illinois softball team knocked off Nebraska 12-10 on the Cornhuskers' home field Saturday afternoon. The Illini improve to 26-25 with the win.
In case you are confused by the headline: that's 19 'W's in a row, or 19 wins in a row for the Illinois baseball team. The #6 Illini beat #23 Ohio State Friday 8-1.
The Centennial Chargers are fighting for a Big 12 conference title. WCIA 3's Bret Beherns has more on one player trying to help them win it.
Monticello 16 vs Centennial 0
The Illinois baseball team is on a school-record 18 game winning streak. WCIA 3's Matt Wettersten asked Illini head coach Dan Hartleb how he would beat this team is he coached against it.
SJO pitcher Dalton Parker hasn't given up a single run this season. WCIA 3's Bret Beherns has his story.
Four Urbana Tigers signed college letters of intent Wednesday.
Illinois baseball beats SIU 7-5 and extends its winning streak to a school record 18 games. Illinois softball beats WIU 9-7. Central baseball beats Urbana 11-0.
The Illinois men's tennis team drew the #4 seed in the NCAA Tournament. Illinois will host the first round and will play Green Bay. The winner plays Louisville/Drake.
The Big Ten Conference office announced the men’s golf All-Conference teams and individual award winners on Tuesday, as voted on by the conference coaches following the 2015 Big Ten Men’s Golf Championships.
Jeff Finke was officially named the head coach of the Champaign Central boys varsity basketball team Monday night. Finke has coached the last 5 years at Franklin Middle School and also with the Illinois Irish AAU basketball team (16U and 17U). Finke is a former football and basketball player at Illinois. His oldest Son Michael just finished his first season on the Illinois basketball team. He also has two other sons who play basketball. Nick is finishing his junior year, while Tim is finishing his Freshman year. They both currently go to Centennial.
SJO baseball beats Fisher 14-0.
The Illini men's golf team won the Big ten team title, while freshman Nick Hardy was co-medalist at the event.
The Illinois baseball team has picked up a few superstitions during a school-record 17-game win streak. WCIA 3's Bret Beherns reports.
No. 4 Illinois swept No. 12 Ohio State 4-0 Sunday afternoon at the Khan Outdoor Tennis Complex to win the Big Ten Tournament title.
The Illinois men's tennis team swept Northwestern 4-0 Saturday afternoon at the Atkins Tennis Center to advance to Sunday's Big Ten Tournament finals at 12 p.m.
Weather was the big story at the 2015 Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon but there were other story lines as well, including one runner who nearly broke the course record. WCIA 3's Matt Wettersten recaps it all with race guru Kyle O'Brien.
The Illinois baseball team won its 16th-straight game Saturday, matching the program's longest winning streak, beating Penn St. 4-2 in 15 innings.
The Illinois softball team hammered Purdue 9-1 Friday night at Eichelberger Field to even their record at .500 for the first time this season.
No. 8 Illinois extended the nation's longest winning streak Friday night, beating Penn State 10-1.
Illinois senior Farris Gosea is one of the top players in all of college tennis. He was the 2014 Big Ten player of the year. WCIA 3's Bret Beherns takes a look back on his career and how far he's come in a short amount of time.
The Illinois men's tennis team beats Iowa 4-0 to advance to the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament.
High School baseball and softball scores
Illini Senior Associate Athletic Director Rick Darnell had his public interview at SIU today. Darnell is one of four finalists for the Southern Illinois Athletic Director job. He's from Salem, illinois, which is a little more than an hour from Carbondale. Darnell has been Illinois' Director of Development since 2012.
The Illinois women's tennis team has won seven straight matches. They're going for eight in a row in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament against Northwestern. "I think if we win, we get in the tournament. If we lose I think our season's over. There's a lot on the table. Northwestern's obviously a great ball club," said Illinois head coach Michelle Dasso.
Illinois officially announced the transfer of Mike Thorne Jr. to the Illini basketball program Thursday. He's a 6'11" 270 pound 5th-year transfer from Charlotte who will be immediately eligible to play. "You know this is the first time that we've got a guy of that size that wants to play with his back to the basket, likes to play with his back to the basket and is gifted at playing with his back to the basket, so certainly we understand that that's a strength of his and it's our responsibility to make sure that we exercise that strength that he has. That we get him the ball in positions that he can be successful because I think anytime you can play inside out, whether it's via the dribble or the pass, I think it really helps your offense," said Illinois head coach John Groce.
Edison Middle School retired Rayvonte Rice's jersey Wednesday. Rice went on to have a standout career at Centennial High School, Drake, and the University of Illinois. WCIA 3's Bret Beherns has more on a special day for Rice.
The Illinois golf team won five consecutive Big Ten titles before placing second last season. This year's Illinois team could be the best one Mike Small has ever had. The Illini spent time ranked as the #1 team in the country this season. "I know some coaches last week at Purdue were talking, that if they finish it off, could be the best Big Ten team of all time if we can do what we want to do. That's not here nor there, that's if we finish it off. The team knows there's an opportunity to do some special things, but in order to do that we have to be ourselves. We can't be somebody we're not," said Illini golf coach Mike Small.
Ryan Pedon is leaving Illinois to take an assistant coaching position at Butler. He was Illinois special assistant to the head coach. Pedon spent two seasons at Illinois. He was previously an assistant coach at Toledo and Miami (OH).
The #8 Illinois baseball team beat EIU 10-1. The Illini improve to 33-6-1 and have won a nation-best 14 games in a row.
The Illinois softball team started the season 1-7, but they've won 13 of its last 15 games. WCIA 3's Bret Beherns has more on how the Illini have turned it around.
Watseka has hired Chad Cluver as its new boys basketball coach. Cluver is a 1990 Watseka graduate. He coached at Maroa-Forsyth for the last 20 years and has been the boys varsity basketball coach since 1999. He guided the Trojans to a state title in 2007.
The Illinois baseball team has its highest ranking ever - 8th. The Illini are also on a 13 game winning streak which is the longest in the nation.
The Illinois men's tennis team won its first Big Ten regular season title since 2005, but the Illini have to share it after finishing in a tie with Ohio State and Minnesota.
Watseka's Taylor Bauer officially signed with the Parkland volleyball team Monday. The Cobras have finished second at nationals the past two seasons.
Former Illinois basketball assistant coach Jay Price sits down to talk about the Illini.
Former Illinois defensive linemen Josh Brent and Corey Liuget returned to Champaign for the Illini Spring Game Saturday night at Memorial Stadium.
Fourteen players missed Illinois' annual spring game due to injury Saturday night. Injuries have been a big problem for Tim Beckman this spring but the fourth-year coach said no one was hurt in the orange team's 44-41 victory at Memorial Stadium.
Charlotte fifth-year transfer Mike Thorne, Jr. committed to play for John Groce and Illinois Saturday morning during his visit to campus. Thorne, Jr. is one of the nation's top graduate transfers.
The Illinois baseball team beat Indiana 6-3 Saturday afternoon behind Drasen Johnson's compete game while the Illinois softball team swept Wisconsin in a doubleheader, 5-3 in the first game and 12-8 in the second.
BASEBALL Indiana 1 Illinois 5 (F)
SOFTBALL Wisconsin 11 Illinois 7 (F)
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL St. Anthony 4 Centennial 3
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Starting as a freshman wasn't something Central's Maddy Chalifoux was all that comfortable with.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - Another fifth-year graduate transfer has named Illinois among his list of potential destinations, and he is a player that the team and head coach John Groce know all too well.
URBANA, Ill. - Three Illinois athletes will compete for a national title this weekend at the NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championships.