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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...

Illinois men’s gymnastics defeats Penn State

Illinois men’s gymnastics defeats Penn State

Will Gerard, Staff writer
February 4
Filed under Gymnastics, Men's Sports, Sports

Despite not living up to head coach Justin Spring’s expectations for a second week in a row, the Illinois men’s gymnastics team once again prevailed in Big Ten action Friday night. Illinois (8-0) defeated No. 6 Penn State 411.350-404.550 after leading the entire duration of the meet. The lo...

Illinois men’s gymnastics prepares for meet against Penn State

Illinois men’s gymnastics prepares for meet against Penn State

Will, Gerard
February 3
Filed under Gymnastics, Men's Sports, Sports

Fresh off a team title for its dance routine during the eight annual Jock Jams, the Illinois men’s gymnastics team is ready to turn its attention to Friday’s dual meet against Penn State. On Monday, the team took home the Jock Jams honor before performing again Tuesday at State Farm Center dur...

Illini of the Week Feb. 2: Alex Diab

Illini of the Week Feb. 2: Alex Diab

Tatiania Perry, Staff writer
February 2
Filed under Gymnastics, Men's Sports, Sports

When people think of male athletes, their minds tend to think of a 6-foot something giant and probably a ball of some sort. But for sophomore Alex Diab, his 5-foot-3 stature is ideal for his sport — gymnastics. It's commonly known that a collegiate athlete gets their start early in life, but Diab d...

Diab leads Illini to first home meet, with many career bests

Diab leads Illini to first home meet, with many career bests

Tatiania Perry, Staff writer
January 30
Filed under Gymnastics, Men's Sports, Sports

After a few rocky rotations, the No. 3 Illinois men’s gymnastics team beat No. 5 Minnesota 416.500 - 413.750 in its first home meet of the season. Junior Bobby Baker started off the first rotation on floor with a 14.300. Sophomore Alex Diab contributed with a 14.500, but freshman Sebastian Quiana was t...

Joey Peters: The student, gymnast and TA

Joey Peters: The student, gymnast and TA

Tatiania Perry, Staff writer
January 30
Filed under Gymnastics, Men's Sports, Sports

Joey Peters came to Illinois in 2013 as a two-year American junior national team member. The all-around gymnast was highly anticipated and quickly showed the Illini that he lived up to the hype. Within the first month of his collegiate career, he was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week. By the e...

Illinois wins all seven event titles at Arizona State competition

Illinois wins all seven event titles at Arizona State competition

Tatiania Perry, Staff writer
January 23
Filed under Gymnastics, Men's Sports, Sports

The Illinois men's gymnastics team earned its second win of the season over Arizona State, 422.900-396.200, winning all seven of the event titles. Senior Matt Foster started off the day on the pommel horse winning his second title of the year with a 14.750. Junior Brandon Ngai — finishing second...

Illinois men’s gymnastics opens season with third consecutive Windy City Invite win

Illinois men’s gymnastics opens season with third consecutive Windy City Invite win

Tatiania Perry, Staff writer
January 19
Filed under Gymnastics, Men's Sports, Sports

While most University students were spending the end of their winter break relaxing at home, the Illinois men's gymnastics team was out winning its third consecutive Windy City Invite in Chicago. The Illini finished with a team score of 412.150, nearly nine points ahead of second place Ohio State. ...

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
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,...

Men’s gymnastics opens its season with some friendly competition

Men’s gymnastics opens its season with some friendly competition

Tatiania Perry, Staff writer
December 5
Filed under Gymnastics, Gymnastics, Men's Sports, Sports, Women's Sports

A day of light, friendly competition is the only way to characterize the Illinois men’s gymnastics Orange and Blue Exhibition meet. The men split into two teams —  Orange and Blue — then combined with the women who did the same to form hybrid teams. The competition consisted of four rotation...

Orange and Blue exhibition brings camaraderie to Huff Hall

Orange and Blue exhibition brings camaraderie to Huff Hall

Danielle Williams, Contributing writer
December 5
Filed under Gymnastics, Gymnastics, Men's Sports, Sports, Women's Sports

The Illinois women’s gymnastics team started its season off with the Orange and Blue exhibition at Huff Hall this weekend. Many Illini fans came out on the snowy Sunday to watch the women’s and men’s teams have a friendly competition against each other. Both were combined, and the Orange team ...

Daily Illini News Update: June 25

Daily Illini News Update: June 25

Ryan Wilson, Staff writer
June 25
Filed under Crime, Gymnastics, Local, Men's Sports, News, Sports

https://soundcloud.com/user-6936882/daily-illini-news-update-june-25 TRANSCRIPT: The Illini Union is adding a pretzel chain to its menu of restaurants. Aunt Annie’s is joining the mix for its second location in Champaign. A press release says the new eatery was the top snack request by Illinois...

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