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: Yalowitz's 5 RBI pace Illini

CHAMPAIGN — Jack Yalowitz struck a three-run homer and drove in the first of four sixth-inning runs for Illinois baseball Friday, lifting the host team to an 11-5 win over Toledo.

The Illini (5-9) led 5-4 when Yalowitz notched an RBI double in the sixth inning, the first of three run-scoring hits in the frame for Illinois.

UI roundup: Baseball tops defending national champ

CONWAY, S.C. — The Illinois baseball team scored two runs in the seventh and one in the eighth to come from behind and beat defending national champion Coastal Carolina 7-6 on Friday.

UI Roundup: Illini sweep pair at home

URBANA ­— The Illinois men’s tennis team cruised to two wins Friday at Atkins Tennis Center in Urbana.

The Illini beat Texas Tech 4-0 in the afternoon before taking down Big Ten foe Northwestern 4-1 in the evening.

In beating the No. 16-ranked Wildcats, the Illini (9-5, 2-1 Big Ten) picked up their first win over a ranked opponent this season.

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UI Roundup: Illini fight off furious late rally

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Illinois baseball team went up 15-9 going into the bottom of the eighth and hung on for a 15-14 win Friday night against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Pat McInerney (2 for 4) had five RBI to lead the Illini (2-3).

In men’s track and field

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.

UI roundup: Women's hoops slows, can't stop Wildcats

EVANSTON — Despite holding Northwestern to 33.3 percent shooting from the field — 21.1 percent from the three-point line — and forcing 16 Wildcat turnovers, the Illini women’s basketball team fell to the Wildcats 66-53 on Sunday.

UI Roundup: Slow start stymies Illini women

CHAMPAIGN — The Illinois women’s basketball team found itself in a hole early Tuesday night and lost to Penn State 80-62. The Nittany Lions raced out to a 15-0 lead and never trailed in the game.