Illinois pitcher Tyler Jay pitching in a game against Vanderbilt
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June 11, 2015

Nine Illini Baseball Players Taken In MLB Draft

The 2015 Illinois baseball team (50-10-1) set more records during its season than any other in program history. But even after its season concluded Monday against Vanderbilt at the NCAA Champaign Super Regional, the achievements kept rolling in.


Former Illinois soccer player Casey Conine on the field
courtesy FightingIllini.com
June 08, 2015

Former Soccer Player Sues U Of I Over Concussions

A former University of Illinois soccer player has joined a growing list of the school's athletes who have complained about improper medical treatment and playing conditions. Casey Conine filed a lawsuit Monday in Champaign County Circuit Court claiming she was cleared to play in October 2014 after suffering a third concussion in two years at Illinois.


Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz announces in Indianapolis Thursday that she will run in the Democratic primary for Indiana Governor.
(AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
June 04, 2015

Indiana Schools Chief Announces Run For Governor

Glenda Ritz formally announced her campaign Thursday at an event in Indianapolis.  The state schools superintendent has clashed repeatedly with Republican Governor Mike Pence and his appointed State Board of Education over education policy.


Microbiologist Mary-Dell Chilton founded Syngenta's biotechnology research labs in the 1980s.
(Photo: Syngenta)
June 04, 2015

Meet The Woman Who Pioneered GMO Research

At 76 years old, U of I graduate Mary-Dell Chilton is still working. The genetically-modified corn, soybeans and other crops that her research helped develop now grow on more than 170 million acres of U.S. farmland. Earlier this month, Chilton’s groundbreaking discoveries earned her a place in the National Inventors Hall of Fame.


Phyllis Wise, the chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
(Photo courtesy of the University of Illinois)
May 30, 2015

AAUP Committee Formally Recommends U of I Censure

The university came under scrutiny last year after rescinding a job offer for Professor Steven Salaita after he posted a series of anti-Israel tweets.


Illinois women's basketball head coach on the sidelines of a game
Michael Conroy/AP Photo
May 19, 2015

The Changing Culture Of Competitive College Sports

The University of Illinois now faces allegations of abusive behavior and medical mistreatment against coaches and staff in two sports on the Urbana campus. Murray Sperber teaches in the Cultural Studies of Sport in Education program at U-C Berkley. He tells Illinois Public Media's Scott Cameron that many things have changed in college sports since the Bobby Knight days of choking players and throwing chairs.


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