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Illinois hockey bounced in first round of conference tournament

Illinois hockey bounced in first round of conference tournament

Stephen Cohn, Staff writer
February 25
Filed under Hockey, Men's Sports, Sports

Joey Caprio did not want to wake up last Saturday morning in his Bolingbrook, Illinois, home and not have a hockey game to go to. Instead, after being eliminated by Robert Morris in the first round of the Central States Collegiate Hockey League (CSCHL) tournament for the second straight year, the...

Men’s Golf dreaming of national title ahead of spring season

Men’s Golf dreaming of national title ahead of spring season

Gavin Good, Staff writer
February 25
Filed under Golf, Men's Sports, Sports, Uncategorized

The No. 3 Illinois men’s golf team knows what it wants this spring season — winning it all. After capturing four of the five tournaments they competed in during the fall, the Illini have their sights set on their first-ever NCAA Championship. Despite making their ninth consecutive appearance...

Illinois baseball hopes to rebound from last weekend’s losses

Illinois baseball hopes to rebound from last weekend’s losses

Mike Gasick, Assistant sports editor
February 24
Filed under Baseball, Men's Sports, Sports

Senior Pat McInerney drilled a home run over the left center field fence to score the first run of the Illinois baseball team's second game of the season. McInerney was one of just two upperclassmen to start the game against Milwaukee last weekend in Beaumont, Texas. The senior went 2-for-4 in...

Illinois men’s tennis ready for matches with NIU and UK

Illinois men’s tennis ready for matches with NIU and UK

Meghan Rest, Staff writer
February 24
Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Tennis

After a week off, the No. 19 Illini are ready to face off against Northern Illinois and Kentucky in a double header at the Atkins Tennis Center on Friday. Illinois is 5-2 so far this season, with its most recent loss coming against No. 1 Virginia. The squad also boasts two top-30 ranked players, No....

Breaking down the Big Ten’s chances at the NCAA tournament

Breaking down the Big Ten’s chances at the NCAA tournament

Matt Gertsmeier, Columnist
February 23
Filed under Basketball, Columns, Men's Sports, Sports

Selection Sunday is a little over two weeks away, and it’s absolutely one of my favorite days of the year. I can sense a palpable buzz as I scroll through Twitter, watch the live feed of teams finding out they have gotten a seed and hear the soothing voice of Greg Gumbel. As a Power Five conference...

Illinois men’s gymnastics hosts Iowa following Winter Cup Challenge

Illinois men’s gymnastics hosts Iowa following Winter Cup Challenge

Will Gerard, Staff writer
February 23
Filed under Gymnastics, Men's Sports, Sports

The Illinois men's gymnastics team ranked No. 3 in the College Gymnastics Association Poll released Monday. The Illini are gearing up for a Saturday meet against No. 10 Iowa after a grueling three weeks of training after the team’s most recent Feb. 3 meet. Head coach Justin Spring said picking the line...

Hill, seniors ready to make final push for postseason berth

Hill, seniors ready to make final push for postseason berth

Lucas Wright, Staff writer
February 23
Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

The Illinois men’s basketball team has worked its way up to a defining game on its schedule. At 6-9 in conference play, the team has three games left in the Big Ten season, meaning it has to win out to avoid back-to-back losses in the Big Ten season. The Illini take to the road this weekend for a ma...

Illini of the Week Feb. 22: Jack Yalowitz

Illini of the Week Feb. 22: Jack Yalowitz

Thomas Polcyn, Assistant sports editor
February 23
Filed under Baseball, Illini of the Week, Men's Sports, Sports

It's rare for a freshman to make a large contribution to a team. Though it is more common in baseball than many other collegiate sports, Illinois sophomore Jack Yalowitz was quick to make an impact, playing in 47 games for the Illini last year. He had over 30 hits while scoring 20 runs and posting...

Grandfather drives Illinois hockey’s Lozinak to success

Grandfather drives Illinois hockey’s Lozinak to success

Stephen Cohn, Staff writer
February 22
Filed under Hockey, Men's Sports, Sports, Top Stories

The distance from Rochester, NY, to the University of Illinois Ice Arena is about 700 miles. Mike Kehoe would make that drive in a heartbeat. “The guy will drive 10-plus hours in one day just to watch me play a hockey game,” Illinois forward and Kehoe’s grandson, Chris Lozinak, said. While L...

Illinois football seniors excited to mentor in spring ball

Illinois football seniors excited to mentor in spring ball

Stephen Cohn, Staff writer
February 22
Filed under Football, Men's Sports, Sports, Top Stories

The second spring practice of 2017 for Illinois football began outside in Memorial Stadium but moved into the Irwin Indoor Practice Facility due to cold temperatures. As coaches began fulfilling media obligations and players funneled out of the building after practice, wide receiver Malik Turner strapped...

Illinois men’s basketball ignites against Northwestern in season sweep

Illinois men’s basketball ignites against Northwestern in season sweep

Matt Gertsmeier, Illini hoops columnist
February 21
Filed under Basketball, Columns, Men's Sports, Sports, Uncategorized

This year, Northwestern might finally get a seed in the NCAA Tournament. But, Illinois has the Wildcats’ number this season. The Illini completed their series sweep with Northwestern and won back-to-back Big Ten games for the first time in two years. To add insult to injury, Illinois led the ...

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