"It's gelling better, it's stuck in my mind a little better. It's not like you're starting for the first time, so it's definitely nice to have that under my belt." — Brandon Peters
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Despite a last-minute, $500,000 offer to play professionally next year, Dariq Whitehead plans to play in college for Duke.
Hudson native and El Paso-Gridley graduate Nathan Lavender is in Florida after being drafted by the New York Mets.
Round Lake guard Hakim Williams will play his college basketball at Illinois Wesleyan.
Illinois State infielder Nick Gile has been the Kernels Collegiate League's top hitter this summer.
"I committed to Illinois, I played for my home state, and now I'm rewarded with playing for my home city."
Bob Bowlsby has a message for ESPN: Stop trying to break up the Big 12 Conference.
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"(Coach Brad Underwood) wants to win a national championship. He says it every day, and that's what we're trying to do here."
Illinois State's athletic department will continue weekly testing of unvaccinated individual in accordance with new university policy.
"He’s a gritty defender who can handle the ball, and would provide another playmaking presence on the (Milwaukee Bucks). But he may not even make it to the second round."
MVFC commissioner Patty Viverito does not expect the conference to allow its teams to postpone games because of COVID-19 issues in the coming season.
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"My (late) mother really cared about us two a lot, and I just think that this is something that is making her happy."
Just call it Texit – with some Sooner separation for good measure.
After a Cinderella run as a No. 16 seed in last year's The Basketball Tournament, House of 'Paign could not build on that success this summer.
"Obviously now we have a chance to have one of the most memorable seasons in school history, and that would only further cement his place in our program's record books."
By the end of business Monday, Texas and Oklahoma could officially be headed out of the Big 12, putting the conference on life support.
"For me, the thing that I'll always remember is his smile."
"All those guys deciding to come back is one of the reasons why I wanted to stay. Obviously it's awesome for (us) to come back and give it one more round."
"Certainly the quarterback at Ohio State is gonna have an unbelievable opportunity."
Lee Sports Wisconsin columnist Jim Polzin weighs in on Bret Bielema, saying the Illinois football coach has evolved from the “young, cocky little head coach" who led — and left — the Wisconsin Badgers.
Will the SEC hand over the pass key to the vault?
"The last time I was in this building, it was my last game as a head coach in this conference."