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  • UIC to officially open new baseball stadium Apr 16, 2014 7:01 AM
    Officials from the University of Illinois at Chicago are preparing to officially unveil the school’s new baseball stadium this week. Festivities are planned for Thursday at the $10 million Curtis Granderson Stadium, named for former the New York Mets outfielder and three-time Major League Baseball all-star. Granderson is a former UIC student who contributed $5 million toward the stadium, the largest gift in UIC athletics history. UIC officials say the venue will be the new home for the university’s Flames baseball team, and will be used by more than 38 Chicago youth organizations. After an afternoon grand opening event, Granderson will throw out the first pitch to kick off opening weekend — a three-game series against Wright State.

  • Longtime Illini gymnastics coach earns honor Apr 16, 2014 7:01 AM
    The former head of the Illini men’s gymnastics team has been named to the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame. The University of Illinois says Yoshi Haynasaki will be inducted into the hall on Aug. 22 in Pittsburgh. He was the school’s head gymnastics coach for 33 seasons. During that time Haynasaki won six Big Ten titles and was named Big Ten Coach of the Year four times. He’s also been personal coach to Olympic athletes. Haynasaki won two NCAA all-around titles as a gymnast at the University of Washington in 1970 and 1971.

  • Illini football to face Buckeyes under the lights Apr 15, 2014 12:07 PM
    Illinois says its Nov. 1 football game this fall at Ohio State will be played at night. The university said Tuesday that the game will be played at 7 p.m. CT. The game will be televised on ABC, ESPN or ESPN2.

  • Tested Benedictine playing well Apr 15, 2014 10:56 PM
    It’s no surprise that baseball teams in the northern states can be at a disadvantage against teams from the south. In its early season games in Florida, Benedictine’s baseball team found that out first-hand. However, now that they have returned to Illinois, the Eagles are hitting their stride.

  • Welke gets the call at Harper Apr 14, 2014 11:05 PM
    The Harper College men’s basketball program has a new leader, as Justin Welke has been announced as the Hawks’ new head coach. He follows Tony Amarino, who retired following last season to cap a distinguished career.

  • Illini QBs show their stuff in spring game Apr 12, 2014 6:36 PM
    Illinois quarterbacks Riley O’Toole and Wes Lunt led the Blue team to a 38-7 win over the Orange during the intrasquad scrimmage at Memorial Stadium. The Illini’s spring game Saturday afternoon gave Tim Beckman and his coaching staff an opportunity to evaluate the teams’ performance.

  • Zaire serves notice of QB race in ND spring game Apr 12, 2014 6:33 PM
    Malik Zaire made a statement that he plans to challenge Everett Golson for the starting quarterback job at Notre Dame. The sophomore left-hander threw for 292 yards and two touchdowns in the spring scrimmage on Saturday. Golson, the former starter who is back from a yearlong academic suspension, threw for 154 yards on 13 of 24 passing and ran for a score. The school also announced Saturday that the field at Notre Dame Stadium would be converted to artificial turf before the fall.

  • Missouri dismisses star WR Green-Beckham from team Apr 11, 2014 5:57 PM
    Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham, once heralded as the No. 1 recruit in the nation, has been kicked off the team. The move was announced Friday, a day after police in Columbia, Mo., said no charges would be filed in a suspected burglary involving the player because of reluctant witnesses fearing retaliation.

  • Irish’s Golson eager to return to field for spring game Apr 11, 2014 5:04 PM
    Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson admits to being jittery at the first spring practice last month after being suspended from school last fall for academic impropriety. Returning to the field was a big moment for him.

  • Becker keys Harper turnaround Apr 11, 2014 10:22 PM
    After starting the season 2-6 on its opening road trip of the season, the Harper baseball team quickly turned around its fortunes. The Hawks had rattled off 10 straight wins to improve to 11-6 before dropping a dropping a 13-8 decision to Elgin Community College on Friday. Hawks third baseman Kurt Becker has been a catalyst for the Hawks’ recent success. The Palatine graduate was awarded NJCAA Division III National Player of the Week. The sophomore’s .544 batting average placed him fourth nationally, and his consistency from March 31 to April 6 impressed. Becker nearly matched his season batting average, hitting .545 (12-for-22), but was extra productive in generating offense as he homered, drove in 8 runs and scored 16 times. Becker has been a problem on the basepaths for opponents, too, and has swiped five bases.

  • Police: No arrest in case involving Missouri WR Apr 10, 2014 5:52 PM
    Police say they won’t make any arrests in a suspected burglary involving Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham, in part because of reluctant witnesses who fear retaliation and harassment for bringing a criminal complaint.

  • Price kicked off Mizzou team Apr 10, 2014 2:47 PM
    Missouri basketball coach Frank Haith kicked Zach Price off the team Thursday, ending the forward’s career with the Tigers before it began. Price, a transfer from Louisville who wasn’t eligible to play until next season, was arrested twice last week on four counts of suspicion of assault.

  • Racial turbulence couldn't ground suburban pilot Apr 10, 2014 9:19 AM
    Knowing longtime suburban resident William R. Norwood as the groundbreaking pilot whose name graces the Boeing 727 United jet on permanent display at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry, it's shocking to hear him tell how his esteemed career suffered some early turbulence. Growing up in downstate Centralia, the teenage Norwood did something deemed so egregious during the summer of 1952 that he was kicked out of high school for a year. He dated a white girl.

  • Huskies again star in the underdog role Apr 8, 2014 5:06 PM
    The Connecticut Huskies lost their coach, their teammates, their chance to play at the NCAA tournament for a year. They were castoffs, unwanted mutts without a home, told they had no chance. Well, look who’s woofing now. Playing with a chip-on-their-shoulder mentality and poise down the stretch, UConn starred in the underdog role for the second time in four years, knocking off Kentucky 60-54 Monday night for the NCAA title.

  • Illinois hopes for better shooting next season Apr 8, 2014 4:49 PM
    Illinois, which finished 20-15 and lost to Clemson in the NIT’s second round, struggled to score and lacked a polished, consistent outside shooter. That should change when three transfers who sat out this season under NCAA rules join the roster: guards Ahmad Starks (Oregon State) and Aaron Cosby (Seton Hall) and forward Darius Paul (Western Michigan).

  • Illini coach says QB competition is wide open Apr 8, 2014 4:46 PM
    Illinois football coach Tim Beckman says his defense is much improved as the Illini get ready for Saturday’s spring game. But one thing Beckman won’t say yet is who will be his starting quarterback when the team starts playing for real this fall.

  • NBA rumors swirl around Kentucky coach Apr 8, 2014 5:04 PM
    Kentucky’s talented freshmen shed a shaky regular season and then showed why the Wildcats were picked No. 1 in the preseason with an impressive run to the NCAA championship game. After falling short in a 60-54 loss to Connecticut, the annual question for Kentucky is who will leave for the NBA, including John Calipari.

  • Double duty has its rewards for Martin Apr 8, 2014 11:40 PM
    Baseball is a mentally grueling game for any player, but Wheaton’s Trey Martin is pulling double duty. Not only is the senior playing first base and pitching, he is doing both at an elite level.

  • UConn beats Kentucky for NCAA title Apr 7, 2014 10:45 PM
    Shabazz Napier scored 22 points and Connecticut won its second NCAA title in four years, beating all those Kentucky freshmen 60-54 in the championship game Monday night. Napier is among three UConn seniors who were part of the Huskies’ 2011 title. That trio stayed after coach Jim Calhoun’s retirement even when the Huskies were ineligible for the NCAA tournament last season.

  • Make the NCAA start over? Good plan Apr 7, 2014 5:30 AM
    NCAA president Mark Emmert conducted a news conference Sunday at the site of the NCAA basketball tournament’s Final Four. Naturally, among the topics was the attempt to unionize football players at Northwestern. Media reports quoted Emmert as saying, “To convert to a unionized employee model is to throw away the entire collegiate model for athletics.” So there would be a problem with that?

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