UI Roundup: Fast start propels Illini

CHAMPAIGN — The Illinois softball team jumped all over Bradley on Wednesday with six runs in the first two innings as the Illini won 7-1 at Eichelberger Field.

Annie Fleming went 2 for 3 with a home run and three RBI to pace Illinois’ (19-8) offense, while Breanna Wonderly picked up the win in the circle by allowing just one run in five innings of work.

UI roundup: Feagles helps men's golf to top spot

SAN ANTONIO — Freshman Michael Feagles carded an 11-under 133 over two rounds Monday to lead Illinois men’s golf at the UTSA/Lone Star Invitational.

Feagles was just 1 stroke behind individual leader Max McGreevy of Oklahoma following the tournament’s first day.

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Steve Kelly and Loren Tate listen to Illini men's basketball head coach John Groce, and they talk with Sean Harrington from ESPN.


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Tate: A progress report for Illini spring sports teams

We now look back on nearly two years since Illini athletics pulled off a remarkable accomplishment.

All four of the men’s spring sports won Big Ten championships in 2015.

Illinois will induct 28 into Hall of Fame

CHAMPAIGN — The inaugural Illinois Athletics Hall of Fame class is loaded with familiar names, 28 of the greatest in Illini history from players to coaches. The 2017 class was announced Thursday morning, rounding out the group that was started last year with All-American linebacker Dick Butkus.

Illini legends, lists and lore: On this date in Fighting Illini history (Feb. 19)

Thirty-four years ago today, Illinois’ men’s basketball team defeated Michigan State 69-61, as Derek Harper went 11 of 11 from the field and scored 27 points.

Harper’s backcourt teammate Bruce Douglas established a single-season record for steals, pick-pocketing the Spartans three times.

Other memorable Illini events on this date in history:

UI roundup: Softball team takes two at outset

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico — Illinois softball kicked off its 2017 campaign on Friday with wins against North Carolina and Georgia Tech at the Puerto Rico D1 Tournament.

UI roundup: Women's hoops falls on road

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Alex Wittinger recorded a 15-point, 10-rebound double-double for Illinois women’s basketball on Thursday, but No. 3 Maryland still eased to an 84-59 win.

Ali Andrews netted 14 points off the bench for the Illini (8-17, 3-9 Big Ten), while Jaelyne Kirkpatrick added 13 and Brandi Beasley had 10.

Thomas hired at Cleveland State

CLEVELAND — Cleveland State has hired Mike Thomas as its new athletic director.

Illini legends, lists and lore: Memorable home wins vs. Wisconsin

It’s been six long years since Illini fans last saw their favorite team defeat Wisconsin at State Farm Center.

Demetri McCamey was the hero that day — Jan. 2, 2011 — scoring 21 points, including 11 of 11 free-throw attempts, in a 69-61 victory against Bo Ryan’s Badgers.