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Wheeler wants progress from Illinois women’s wheelchair basketball team

Wheeler wants progress from Illinois women’s wheelchair basketball team

Ryan Wilson, Staff writer
February 3
Filed under Club Sports, Sports, Wheelchair Basketball, Women's Sports

The Illinois women’s wheelchair basketball team is coming off a tournament in which players’ mistakes were audibled. During the team’s second game against the Canadian Academy Team last weekend, freshman Erica Wilson and senior Chelsea McClammer were yelled at by either senior leader Kaitlyn...

Heflin’s big weekend leads Illinois hockey to sweep

Heflin’s big weekend leads Illinois hockey to sweep

Stephen Cohn, Staff writer
January 17
Filed under Club Sports, Hockey, Men's Sports, Sports

Illinois hockey goalie David Heflin tallied his second shutout of the season Saturday night against Iowa State. Junior center Eric Cruickshank was only able to describe Heflin’s performance with one word: swagger. “He’s sucking up pucks when they’re coming in,” Cruickshank said. ...

Illinois hockey looking for winning streak after weekend split

Illinois hockey looking for winning streak after weekend split

Stephen Cohn, Staff writer
January 12
Filed under Club Sports, Hockey, Men's Sports, Sports, Top Stories

While Illinois students have been enjoying winter break, the Illinois hockey team has been trying to catch up in the CSCHL standings. No. 15 Illinois (13-6-3) got a jump on its spring semester last weekend by splitting a series with Robert Morris (19-4-2) in Bensenville, Illinois. Two early...

Sporting goals beyond sports

Sporting goals beyond sports

Ryan Wilson, Staff writer
November 8
Filed under Club Sports, Men's Sports, Sports, Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Basketball, Women's Sports

When Adam Bleakney first walked into an Iowa driver’s license facility, everything seemed normal. A month and a half later, though, he returned to the facility and talked with the same employee. But this time, she looked at him completely differently, Bleankey said. “From my personal experience,...

Illinois hockey impressive under national and familial spotlight

Illinois hockey impressive under national and familial spotlight

Drake Pena, Staff writer
November 7
Filed under Club Sports, Hockey, Men's Sports, Sports

For the first time in the program’s history, the Illinois hockey team had its Friday game versus Illinois State broadcast on ESPN3. The Illini joined Ohio and Iowa State as the only teams in the Central States Collegiate Hockey League to be featured on the national broadcast this season, someth...

Illinois rowing struggles at Head of the Charles

Illinois rowing struggles at Head of the Charles

Jacob Lewis, Contributing writer
October 28
Filed under Club Sports, Sports, Uncategorized

The Illinois rowing team struggled in last weekend’s Head of the Charles regatta in Boston. The Illini sent two crews to the race. The men’s crew finished 39th out of 43 in its Collegiate 4+ division, and the women’s crew finished 23rd out of 28 in its Collegiate 8+ division. Head coach Cameron Carter ...

Illinois men’s wheelchair basketball team building muscle, not wins

Illinois men’s wheelchair basketball team building muscle, not wins

Ryan Wilson, Staff Writer
October 26
Filed under Club Sports, Men's Sports, Sports, Top Stories, Wheelchair Basketball

The Illinois men’s wheelchair basketball team is in a unique situation. “Guys are becoming too strong,” head coach Matt Buchi said. Poor shooting was an issue in the team’s 1-3 outing at Southwestern Minnesota State on Oct. 21 and 22. The team averaged a 38.2 shooting percent and 52.2...

Illinois men’s club volleyball takes fifth in Illini 16 Tournament

Illinois men’s club volleyball takes fifth in Illini 16 Tournament

Brian Binzy, Contributing writer
October 24
Filed under Club Sports, Men's Sports, Sports

After taking second in their pool, the Illinois men’s club volleyball team put themselves in the position for the championship game. The Illini proved they were among the best teams at the Activities and Recreation Center on Saturday, definitively beating Illinois State and splitting games against...

Illinois rowing competes in first regatta of the season

Illinois rowing competes in first regatta of the season

Jacob Lewis, contributing writer
October 14
Filed under Club Sports, Sports

The Illinois men’s and women’s rowing teams opened their fall season last weekend, traveling to Rockford, Illinois, to compete in the Head of the Rock meet. Multiple crews competed in the races, with many finishing in the “middle of the pack,” as head coach Cameron Carter put it. Both the me...

Bleakney returns to racing with Illinois wheelchair track team

Bleakney returns to racing with Illinois wheelchair track team

Ryan Wilson, Staff writer
October 12
Filed under Club Sports, Men's Sports, Sports

On the Illinois wheelchair track team, there’s not much of a difference between coach and para-athlete. Adam Bleakney has coached the team since 2005 and has competed in two Paralympic Games alongside fellow Illini. The Rio 2016 Games were his first as just a coach. “As an athlete, especially...

Illinois club rugby falls to Ohio State

Illinois club rugby falls to Ohio State

Brian Binz, Contributing writer
October 10
Filed under Club Sports, Sports

The Ohio State club rugby team powered past the Illini on Saturday behind a quick start.  The Buckeyes used the Illini’s own aggression against them, converting penalties into points. Ohio State's first score came after a penalty, and the Illini dropped the match, 59-0, at the Florida and Linco...

Tri-the-Illini triathlon set for this weekend

Tri-the-Illini triathlon set for this weekend

Lucas Wright, Staff writer
September 21
Filed under Club Sports, Sports

Hundreds of triathletes from all around the country will be making their way to Illinois this weekend. The University of Illinois Triathlon Club is set to play host for the 10th annual Tri-the-Illini triathlon on Sunday at 8 A.M. The race opens with a 300-meter swim in the outdoor pool at the ARC,...

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