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Illinois men’s basketball falls to 2-4 in Big Ten with loss at Purdue

Illinois men’s basketball falls to 2-4 in Big Ten with loss at Purdue

Lucas Wright, Staff writer
January 17, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports, Top Stories

An early three-point barrage from Purdue set the tone early in the Boilermakers’ 91-68 blowout win over the Illini men’s basketball team. Illinois continued to struggle on many of the same fronts the team has been lacking on lately. Poor transition defense put the Illini in the hole early, falling... Read more »

Illinois men’s tennis begins season with MLK Invitational

Illinois men’s tennis begins season with MLK Invitational

Mike Gasick, Assistant sports editor
January 17, 2017
Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Tennis

The Illinois men's tennis team kicked off its season with a trip to Atlanta to compete in the Martin Luther King Jr. Invitational. Columbia, Georgia Tech and Georgia all participated in the Invitational. The No. 17 Illini took on the No. 5 Bulldogs for their first match of the season. Juniors Aleks... Read more »

Heflin’s big weekend leads Illinois hockey to sweep

Heflin’s big weekend leads Illinois hockey to sweep

Stephen Cohn, Staff writer
January 17, 2017
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. ... Read more »

Illini men’s gymnastics wins third straight Windy City Invitational

Illini men’s gymnastics wins third straight Windy City Invitational

Thomas Polcyn, Assistant sports editor
January 17, 2017
Filed under Gymnastics, Men's Sports, Sports

After winning the Windy City Invitational the previous two seasons, the Illinois men’s gymnastics team has completed its “three-peat." Illinois' inaugural tournament of the season brought plenty of competition including Big Ten rivals such as Michigan and Ohio State, but the Illini prevailed,... Read more »

Illinois men’s track wins five event titles to secure Illini Classic

Illinois men’s track wins five event titles to secure Illini Classic

Thomas Polcyn, Assistant sports editor
January 17, 2017
Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Track & Field

Propelled by five individual titles, the Illinois men’s track and field team won the annual Illini Classic. Event titles were won by David Kendziera (60m hurdles), Devin Quinn (60m), Josh Eiker (200m), Jonathan Wells (high jump) and a win by the 4x400m relay team. Head coach Michael Turk was... Read more »

Average winter break for Illinois, first game of semester against Purdue

Average winter break for Illinois, first game of semester against Purdue

Matt Gertsmeier, Illini hoops columnist
January 17, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Columns, Men's Sports, Sports, Top Stories

Winter break is over, and maybe Illinois basketball’s mediocrity is as well. Over the past month, the Illini have gone 4-3, starting the conference season 2-3. It’s nothing too special and it’s only a one-win improvement from last season’s winter break. But, in my opinion, the Illini are exa... Read more »

Illinois wrestling drops match against No. 4 Ohio State

Illinois wrestling drops match against No. 4 Ohio State

Thomas Polcyn, Assistant sports editor
January 17, 2017
Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Wrestling

Despite a strong effort, the No. 14 Illinois wrestling team was not able to take down No. 4 Ohio State. Illinois wins came from freshman Travis Piotrowski, Kyle Langenderfer, No. 1 Isaiaah Martinez and Zac Brunson. However, that would not be nearly enough, as the Illini fell 29-18. Head coach... Read more »

Illinois men’s basketball heads to Purdue

Illinois men’s basketball heads to Purdue

Charlotte Carroll, Sports editor
January 17, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

The Illinois men’s basketball team will face one of its toughest tests of the season on Tuesday when it travels to West Lafayette, Indiana, to take on Purdue. After a back-and-forth winter break, the Illini will look to get on track against a top-25 team. No. 21 Purdue (14-4, 3-2) is coming ... Read more »

Illinois loses 62-56 to Maryland

Illinois loses 62-56 to Maryland

Charlotte Carroll, Sports editor
January 14, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Showcase, Sports

Despite a strong first half, the Illinois men’s basketball team couldn’t finish its performance, losing 62-56 to Maryland behind dismal second half shooting at State Farm Center on Saturday. The Terrapins (16-2, 4-1) won the previous matchup this season against the Illini at College Park, Maryland. But... Read more »

Photo Gallery: Illini basketball vs Maryland

Photo Gallery: Illini basketball vs Maryland

January 14, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Photo & Video, Sports, Top Stories

Photo Gallery: Illini basketball vs Maryland

Illinois hockey looking for winning streak after weekend split

Illinois hockey looking for winning streak after weekend split

Stephen Cohn, Staff writer
January 12, 2017
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... Read more »