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Published: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 12:17 a.m. CDT

LOCAL GOLF

Curia outing slated for May 16

The 18th annual Joe Curia Memorial golf outing will be held Friday, May 16 at Timber Creek golf course in Dixon. Lunch is at 11:30 a.m., followed by golf at 12:30 p.m. and awards at 5:30 p.m.

Cost is $75 per golfer and includes golf, cart, flag events and prizes. Proceeds will benefit the Dixon Family YMCA Youth programs.

For more information, contact the YMCA at 815-288-9622.

Byron Fireman’s playday is May 3

The Byron Fireman’s Association Scholarship golf playday will be held Saturday, May 3 at Prairie-View Golf Club in Byron. Sign-in is at 7 a.m., with golf starting at 8 a.m.

Cost is $60 per golfer and includes golf, cart, a meal and prizes. Proceeds help fund scholarships for Byron High School seniors planning to pursue a medical or fire science degree.

For more information, contact the Byron fire department at 815-234-4911.

MEN’S BASKETBALL

UConn honors Napier with plaque

UConn has added a plaque with Shabazz Napier’s name on it to the school’s Huskies of Honor wall inside Gampel Pavilion.

Napier will be the 19th men’s player added to the wall, which honors the top teams, players, coaches and administrators in UConn basketball history.

Napier scored 22 points on Monday night against Kentucky, leading the Huskies to the program’s fourth national title.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Illini quarterback job up for grabs

Illinois coach Tim Beckman hasn’t sat down to discuss his quarterback situation with offensive coordinator Bill Cubit.

Instead, Beckman has let his three quarterbacks – Wes Lunt, Reilly O’Toole and Aaron Bailey – compete throughout the spring, and tried to keep the playing field as level as possible.

Beckman has said he liked what he has seen from all three through 13 spring practices ahead of Saturday’s spring game. But spring practice might not be enough to settle the battle, and the competition could drag on into the summer.

NFL

Wynn signs deal with Bills

Defensive lineman Jarius Wynn has another chance to prove himself after the journeyman free agent signed with the Buffalo Bills on Tuesday.

The Bills become his fifth team in six seasons since the Georgia product was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the sixth round in 2009.

Listed at 6-foot-3 and 285 pounds, Wynn split last season between San Diego and Dallas. The Cowboys were in need of healthy defensive linemen when they signed Wynn in October, shortly after he was released by the Chargers.

Wynn spent his first 3 years in Green Bay, and the 2012 season with the Tennessee Titans.

 

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