Coach Spencer Allen hired away by Wildcats

Big news on the coaching front this week.  Coach Spencer Allen after one year as assistant coach with Illinois, has accepted a head coach position at Big Ten rival  Northwestern.  It’s a big move up for Coach Allen.  All Illini fans I’ve talked to say they will miss him but think it is fantastic opportunity […]

Tyler Jay leads the way as nine Illini chosen in MLB Draft

Even after the 2015 Illinois baseball season is over, the team is breaking records.  Now that the MLB Draft is over, a total of nine Illini players have been chosen.  This breaks the school’s record of six from 1985.  Not only that, Illinois is top drafted team in the Big Ten and has the third […]

Ronnie Muck drafted by the Angels in round 30

On the last day of MLB’s First-Year Player Draft, Illini bullpen stalwart Ronnie Muck got the call. With the 899th pick in the 30th round, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim chose Muck.  The right hander from Maine South (Park Ridge, IL) graduated this past year and pitched four years for the Illinois baseball program. […]

Four Illini called in 2013 MLB Draft

Four University of Illinois Baseball players have been chosen in the 2013 MLB Draft.  Joining Justin Parr who was picked in the 8th round are three more Illini players, Jordan Parr, Thomas Lindauer and Kevin Johnson.  Taking a look at each player: Justin Parr Outfielder Philadelphia Phillies Round 8, Pick 241   As mentioned yesterday, […]

Justin Parr chosen by Phillies in 8th round

As suspected, Illinois OF Justin Parr was drafted in the Major League draft today.  He didn’t place too shabby.  He was the 241st player taken in today’s draft.  He was picked in the 8th round by the Philadelphia Phillies. Only 14 Illini players have been selected higher than the 8th round in the history of […]

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 […]

Jordan Parr, Kevin Johnson to return to Illini in 2013

Rumors have been flying but it’s pretty much official now.  Jordan Parr and Kevin Johnson will no sign with their minor league teams and will return to the University of Illinois baseball team for the 2013 season. This Friday is the official deadline for big league teams to sign players who were chosen in the […]

Illinois MLB Draft: Media roundup

Matt Milroy: drafted 11th round by the Marlins Here’s a quick roundup of a few media stories that have come out these past few days surrounding the Illini Draft Class of 2012:  -NBC affiliate WEEK has a video link to their interview with Jordan Parr after his selection in the 26th round by the Dodgers. […]

Willie Argo signs with Rays

Via Twitter, Willie Argo, who was drafted in the  22nd round on Wednesday, announces that he signed a contract with the Tampa Bay Rays today. Congratulations, Willie! Tags: first-year player draft, minor leagues, willie argo Related posts From the Hoosiers to Kane County: former Illini Shawn Roof takes a new position (0) How have our […]

Argo, Parr and Johnson selected in Day 3 of MLB Draft

In Day 3 of the MLB Draft, three more University of Illinois players join Matt Milroy as MLB draft selections.  Within ten rounds, Willie Argo, Jordan Parr and Kevin Johnson were drafted by MLB teams.   Willie Argo 22nd round (692nd pick overall) Tampa Bay Rays CF No college player will ever top Willie Argo’s […]