Illinois got crushed by number-25 Indiana, 103-69, in Bloomington. Malcolm Hill posted 20 points and five rebounds for Illinois, which dropped to 9-and-10 and 1-and-5 in the Big Ten. Illinois will play Saturday at Minnesota.
A Super Bowl hero regrets playing football in the first place. Former wide receiver Antwaan Randle El tells the “Pittsburgh Post-Gazette” he wouldn’t have played football if he could go back in time. The 36-year-old, whose last season was in 2010, says he’s dealing with a variety physical and mental issues.
Rams running back Todd Gurley is being honored by the Pro Football Writers of America. He has been named both NFL Rookie of the Year and NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year. Gurley finished third in the NFL in rushing this season with 1,106 yards. He also scored 10 touchdowns.
Yet another top-five team in college hoops has been upset. Oklahoma State led by five at halftime and went on to blow the doors off third-ranked Kansas, 86-67. The loss came a night after number-one Oklahoma was beaten by Iowa State.
Kansas wasn’t the only ranked team to go down last night. Georgetown went on the road and knocked off sixth-ranked Xavier, 81-72. Number-20 Pitt was also shellacked at home by NC State, 78-61.
The Blackhawks captured a franchise-record 12th straight win with a 4-1 victory over the Predators. The defending Stanley Cup champions are five more wins away from tying the NHL record of 17 straight set by the 1992-93 Penguins.
A string of upsets at the Australian Open isn’t having any effect on Serena Williams. The number-one seeded American easily took care of Su-Wei Hsieh [[ soo-way shay ]] in her second-round match. On the men’s side, third-seed Roger Federer breezed to the third round.
Coming up tonight on Talk 101 FM, It’s Millikin University women’s basketball, as the Big Blue Women look for their first Conference win of the season as they play host to nationally ranked Wheaton. The Big Blue Pregame Show presented by Pepsi gets underway at 6:45p.m. and the tipoff at 7:00p.m.. Join Scott Busboom and Kevin Hale with all the action “live” tonight on Talk 101FM, and online at decatur radio dot com.