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A Conversation with an Illini: Charlie Naso

A Conversation with an Illini: Charlie Naso

By Kevin McCarthy

October 12, 2015


Filed under Sports

Illini relief pitcher Charlie “Chuck” Naso is a savage. This week I sat down with the right-hander to talk about the team’s magical 2015 season, meeting David Price and my chances at touching his heater.Kevin McCarthy: I heard you guys were pretty good last season. How fun was that?Charlie Naso:...

Illinois baseball to face Vanderbilt at NCAA Champaign Super Regional

Illinois baseball to face Vanderbilt at NCAA Champaign Super Regional

By Daniel Collins

June 3, 2015


Filed under Sports

The Illinois baseball team is two wins away from reaching the College World Series for the first time in program history. Only one more opponent stands in the way: Vanderbilt, the defending CWS champions.“I'm excited, very excited,” closer Tyler Jay said of facing the defending champs. “I played...

Illinois baseball captures first regional championship in program history

Illinois baseball captures first regional championship in program history

By Daniel Collins

June 2, 2015


Filed under Sports

Tyler Jay’s only appearance at the NCAA Championship Champaign Regional for the Illinois baseball team couldn’t have been a more vital one. The southpaw entered the championship game in the sixth inning and dominated in his four innings of work against Wright State. He allowed one hit, one walk and struck out...

Relish this rare opportunity for Illini baseball

By Alex Roux

May 31, 2015


Filed under Sports

Illinois baseball kind of sneaks up on you every year.Not the team; the season itself. It will begin in some warm-weather state, like Texas, Florida, or Georgia, where the weather is suitable for baseball while Midwesterners are still in the middle of a February freeze.By the time the Illini even ge...

Illinois baseball to host first regional in school history

Illinois baseball to host first regional in school history

By Peter Bailey-Wells

May 25, 2015


Filed under Sports

The Illinois baseball team already won the Big Ten regular season title, ripped off a 27-game win streak and have the highest winning percentage in the country.Now the Illini shoot for Omaha.From May 29-June 1, Illinois will play host to the Champaign regional as the No. 6 national seed in the NCAA t...

?Illini Coach of the Year: Dan Hartleb

By Joey Figueroa

May 10, 2015


Filed under Sports

By joey Figueroastaff writerWhen a team doesn’t perform well for an extended time, the coach often takes the blame. When a team is successful, the players usually garner most of the credit.But when a team wins 24 consecutive games and has been as successful as the Illinois baseball team has this season, reco...