Ryne Roper honored by Big Ten

Each week when the Big Ten awards announcement is released, I eagerly read it in anticipation of another Illinois player getting their due.  Some weeks, it’s apparent that our guys won’t be named but some like this week, the powers-that-be at the conference office see it our way.  Indeed, this week one of our players […]

Kravetz takes Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honors

With the three game sweep of the Wildcats this weekend, I had a feeling the Big Ten was going to throw an award the Illini’s way this week.  Sure enough, John Kravetz was named Pitcher of the Week.  He becomes the second Illini to receive the award.  Kevin Duchene was dubbed Pitcher of the Week […]

Illini Baseball getting recognition after breakout weekend

Kevin Duchene gets a well-deserved Pitcher of the Week honor Things just keep getting better for the Illini baseball team after their 4-0 sweep in Gainesville last weekend.  First, take a look at the latest NCBWA polls.  Not only is Illinois starting to get votes now but one of their key opponents last weekend, Florida, […]

2014 Jock Jams scheduled for Feb. 25

The fifth annual Jock Jams is scheduled for next week.  On Tuesday, February 25th, student-athletes from the University of Illinois will be participating in a variety/talent show.  It will be held at Huff Hall and tickets are only $5.  Proceeds from the show will go towards the American Red Cross, Camp Kesem and the Wounded […]

Illini Baseball award roundup: they’re still comin’

Justin Parr:  still collecting trophies The 2013 University of Illinois baseball season is over but a few players are still raking in some awards it seems: Starter Kevin Duchene earned another Freshman All-American award.  After receiving the Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American honor from Collegiate Baseball Newspaper, Duchene garnered the Freshman All-American award from National Collegiate […]

Illinois Baseball: Postseason catchup

Well, the Illinois 2013 season is now over.  To be honest, they got further than even I thought they would.  It was three games into the NCAA Regionals and losing quite a heartbreaker to Georgia Tech.  For those who care, GT ended up giving Vanderbilt a run for their money.  They shut them out 5-0 […]

Justin Parr, Kevin Duchene and Co. honored by Big Ten

On the eve of the Big Ten Baseball Tournament opening day, the conference awards were announced and the Fighting Illini were represented quite well.  For starters, Illini players wrapped up two big awards.  First the big news, centerfielder Justin Parr was named Big Ten Player of the Year.  Following that up, starting pitcher Kevin Duchene […]

Kevin Duchene honored by Big Ten

Kevin Duchene brings home the trophies Congrats to Kevin Duchene who is putting more awards on the mantles of Illini players.  He not only garnered the Big Ten co-Pitcher of the Week award but also Freshman of the Week as well.  Duchene pitched a complete game two-hit win on Friday night against Penn State.  Illinois […]

Justin Parr captures Big Ten Player of the Week award

Coach Drew Dickinson congratulates Justin Parr after he hits safely in his 19th game on Saturday With a 22-10 record, it was bound that the Illinois baseball team would get its due recognition.  No one deserves it more than Justin Parr who was honored with the Big Ten Player of the Week award.  For the […]

Krug and Ferry get post season honors from CSBL

Josh Ferry Will Krug One week after Brandon Hohl and Justin Parr received similar honors, we hear that two more Illini were named to their respective summer league’s All-Star team.  This time it was Will Krug and Josh Ferry.  Both are current sophomores and both were named to the Chicago Suburban Baseball League’s All-College team. […]