Illinois pitcher Tyler Jay pitching in a game against Vanderbilt
Jeff Bossert/WILL
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.


Illini players root on their teammates in Saturday night's loss to Vanderbilt at Illinois Field.  Inclement weather forced Sunday's game to be postponed.
(Jeff Bossert/WILL)
June 07, 2015

Illini Baseball Postponed To Monday

Illinois, down 0-1 to Vanderbilt in their NCAA Super Regional, will try again on Monday at 3 p.m.  After waiting about an hour, Sunday's game was called with the threat of heavy storms in Central Illinois.


Vanderbilt fans cheer on right fielder Jeren Kendall, whose 2-run homer gave the team an 11-0 lead Saturday night at Illinois Field.
(Jeff Bossert/WILL)
June 07, 2015

Vanderbilt Dominates Illini, 13-0

The rare home loss by the Illini in Saturday's NCAA Super Regional has them on the brink of elimination Sunday night.  Illinois made 3 errors, and starting pitcher Kevin Duchene was lifted after 4 innings.  Sunday's game has been moved from 8 to 5 p.m. due to the weather, and Tyler Jay has been announced as the starting pitcher.


Terri Sullivan coaching in her last season.
Courtesy of Fighting Illini Athletics
June 04, 2015

Terri Sullivan Retires From Illinois Softball

Illinois softball head coach Terri Sullivan has announced her retirement after 16 years with the program. Sullivan was the inaugural head coach of the program starting in 2000.


Chicago Bulls new coach Fred Hoiberg, right, speaks as general manager Gar Forman listens during an NBA basketball news conference Tuesday.
(AP Photo/Christian K. Lee)
June 02, 2015

Chicago Bulls Introduce Fred Hoiberg As New Coach

The Chicago Bulls made it official Tuesday, hiring Iowa State's Fred Hoiberg to replace Tom Thibodeau.  Hoiberg was long rumored as the replacement for Thibodeau, who was fired last week after five seasons.


In this April 29, 1942, file photo, Chicago Cubs' Lennie Merullo fields a baseball in Chicago. The oldest former member of the Cubs and the last living person to play for them in the World Series, he died Saturday at age 98.
(AP Photo/Paul Cannon, File)
May 31, 2015

Last Living World Series Cub Player Dies at 98

Len Merullo played shortstop for the Cubs for seven seasons, including the 1945 World Series team that lost to Detroit in 7 games.  He had returned to Wrigley Field last year to be part of the ballpark's 100th anniversary festivities.


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