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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 »

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, 2016
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... Read more »

Orange and Blue exhibition brings camaraderie to Huff Hall

Orange and Blue exhibition brings camaraderie to Huff Hall

Danielle Williams, Contributing writer
December 5, 2016
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 ... Read more »

Daily Illini News Update: June 25

Daily Illini News Update: June 25

Ryan Wilson, Staff writer
June 25, 2016
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... Read more »

Two former Illini vying for Olympic spot

Two former Illini vying for Olympic spot

Daily Illini Sports Staff Report
June 23, 2016
Filed under Gymnastics, Showcase, Sports

Paul Ruggeri and C.J. Maestas will compete at the 2016 Olympic Team Trials in St. Louis, Missouri. Ruggeri and Maestas are matched up against 16 others contending for the five available roster spots in Rio this August. Three may also travel as alternates. Both Ruggeri and Maestas secured individual... Read more »

Year in review: Illinois men’s gymnastics 2015-16

May 8, 2016
Filed under Gymnastics, Men's Sports, Sports

After battling through injury at the tail end of the year, the Illinois men's gymnastics team came in runner-up at the Big Ten championships and finished fourth in the country at the NCAA championships. The climax of Illinois’ season proved to be sophomore Brandon Ngai’s ascension through the p... Read more »

Illinois Alum Spring’s journey from athlete to coach

Illinois Alum Spring’s journey from athlete to coach

James Boyd, Staff writer
April 7, 2016
Filed under Gymnastics, Men's Sports, Sports

With four NCAA event titles, three Big Ten titles and an Olympic bronze medal on his résumé, Illinois men’s gymnastics head coach Justin Spring could have hung it up and retired as one of the most decorated Illinois gymnast of all-time. He didn’t. “I really looked up to him,” fresh... Read more »

Meet your new Illinois athletic director: Josh Whitman

Michal Dwojak, Staff writer
February 18, 2016
Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Basketball, Cross Country, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Golf, Gymnastics, Gymnastics, Soccer, Softball, Sports, Swim & Dive, Tennis, Tennis, Track & Field, Track & Field, Volleyball, Wrestling

Now that the University of Illinois has announced that Josh Whitman will be the school’s next athletic director, it’s a good time to learn who the new leader of Illinois athletics is. Whitman’s ties to Illinois started in 1997 when he first lined up at tight end for Ron Turner. He finish... Read more »