From the Hoosiers to Kane County: former Illini Shawn Roof takes a new position

Shawn Roof with the Illini circa April 2007 Big news for former Illini shortstop Shawn Roof!  After one season as a hitting coach with the Indiana Hoosiers, Shawn has been signed as a coach for the Kane County Cougars!  The Cougars are the class-A affiliate for the Arizona Diamondbacks.  Infielder…

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Bleacher Bum BBQ kicks off 3-game set against Indiana this weekend

Jason Goldstein hopes to keep his 12-game hit streak alive against Indiana Friday night’s annual Bleacher Bum BBQ will kick off a three-game weekend series between the #11 Fighting Illini (30-6-1, 8-1) and the Indiana Hoosiers (21-13, 5-6 Big Ten).  With their 14-2 home record and 11 straight wins, Illinois…

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‘Popular’ Roof gets them to the ballpark

I don’t think anyone who remembers the Shawn Roof era of Illini baseball will be too surprised by this.  But it is a testament to the former Illinois shortstop’s infectious personality. Essentially, Roof’s former minor league team, the Erie SeaWolves are marketing his return to Erie, as an opponent, to…

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