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UPDATE: Illini drafted into the MLB

By Daily Illini Staff Report

June 9, 2015

Six more Illini players were selected on the final day of the MLB draft, bringing the total number of drafted players up to nine.The Illini tied for having the third most players drafted in the nation.Jason Goldstein was selected in the 17th round with the 522nd overall pick ...

Tyler Jay drafted by Minnesota Twins

By Daily Illini Staff Report

June 8, 2015

Illinois lefty pitcher Tyler Jay was selected by The Minnesota Twins at the number six overall spot.Jay has shown himself to be one of the best closers in college baseball. He has gone 5-1 this season with a .60 ERA and 14 saves on the year. He also had 70 strikeouts to 10 walks g...

Baseball is still as popular as ever

Baseball is still as popular as ever

September 30, 2014

Editor's note: This column is written as part of a point-counterpoint. The other column, stating that baseball is losing popularity, can be read here. Baseball is called America’s pastime for a reason. It has always been there, and it always will be. Like any other professional sports league, the MLB has not stayed perfectly consistent in po...