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Illini remain winless on the road

Illini remain winless on the road

James Boyd and Staff writer
January 23, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Sports

At the end of the third quarter of Illinois' women's basketball's game against Ohio State on Sunday, Illini guard Jaelyn Kirkpatrick dribbled the ball up the court for the final shot of the period. She attempted to throw the ball inside to freshman Sarah Overcash, but it was stolen by Buckeyes' junior... Read more »

Illinois women’s gymnastics falls against Michigan

Illinois women’s gymnastics falls against Michigan

Danielle Williams, Staff writer
January 23, 2017
Filed under Gymnastics, Sports, Women's Sports

The Illinois women’s gymnastics team fell to rival Michigan 197.050 to 195.300 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, this weekend. Earlier this week, head coach Kim Landrus said that the team needed to worry about the things that they can control, but the Wolverines' skill seemed to outmatch the Illini's. Freshman... Read more »

Sentimental Senior Day celebrations not enough to help muster win over Nebraska

Sentimental Senior Day celebrations not enough to help muster win over Nebraska

Erich Fisher, Staff writer
January 23, 2017
Filed under Sports, Swim & Dive, Women's Sports

It was an emotional scene before the start of Saturday’s Illinois swim and dive meet when seniors Audrey Rodawig, Amelia Schilling and Gabbie Stecker received their bouquets of flowers. Tears soon became noticeable from the three seniors as each one came to the realization that Saturday’s meet again... Read more »

Illinois women’s basketball seeks first road win

Illinois women’s basketball seeks first road win

James Boyd, Staff writer
January 22, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Sports, Top Stories, Women's Sports

In seven attempts this season, the Illinois women’s basketball team has yet to win a game on the road. The team's chances won’t get any easier Sunday when it takes on No. 16 Ohio State. The Buckeyes are currently 16-5 and have only lost three games at home in the past two seasons. Guard Kelsey... Read more »

Illinois women’s gymnastics heads to Michigan

Illinois women’s gymnastics heads to Michigan

Danielle Williams, Staff writer
January 20, 2017
Filed under Gymnastics, Sports, Women's Sports

The Illinois women’s gymnastics team opened its season with two meets during this winter break. The team earned a second-place finish with a 194.200 in its first meet against Missouri. Head coach Kim Landrus said that her team's first meet did not go the way she and the team had planned, but th... Read more »

Bloch-Jones and Seymour Lead Illinois to Success at Illini Classic

Bloch-Jones and Seymour Lead Illinois to Success at Illini Classic

Thomas Polcyn, Assistant sports editor
January 19, 2017
Filed under Sports, Track & Field, Women's Sports

The Illinois women’s track team competed in the annual Illini Classic at the Armory on Jan. 14. Thanks to a strong team-effort, the Illini finished second overall — just one point behind Southern Illinois — 103-102. Illinois performance was highlighted by personal records set by Kandie Bloch-Jones... Read more »

Illinois women’s basketball rocked by Minnesota as road struggles continue

Illinois women’s basketball rocked by Minnesota as road struggles continue

Jacob Diaz, Staff writer
January 18, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Sports, Top Stories, Women's Sports

The Illinois women’s basketball team looked to build on a promising 3-2 start to its conference season Wednesday night and pick up its first road win of the season. But after only one quarter, it was clear that the Illini were going to have to wait to reach that milestone, as Minnesota dominated f... Read more »

Illinois women’s swim & dive finish 1-3 over Winter Break

Illinois women’s swim & dive finish 1-3 over Winter Break

Mike Gasick, Assistant sports editor
January 17, 2017
Filed under Sports, Swim & Dive, Women's Sports

The Illinois women's swim & dive team won one of the three meets it competed in during winter break. The Illini began their competition with a home meet against Arkansas. Senior Amelia Schilling won the 200 free in the first event of the meet. Three other Illini swimmers would win individual... Read more »

Illinois women’s gymnast LeDuc earns Big Ten Gymnast of the Week

Illinois women’s gymnast LeDuc earns Big Ten Gymnast of the Week

Mike Gasick, Assistant sports editor
January 17, 2017
Filed under Gymnastics, Sports, Women's Sports

After her performance in the Illinois women's gymnastics home opening meet, the Big Ten named Lizzy LeDuc Big Ten Gymnast of the Week. The sophomore competed in the all-around, floor, vault and beam against Rutgers, Eastern Michigan and UIC at Huff Hall. LeDuc posted a 9.850 on the vault and a... Read more »

Illinois women’s basketball making strides to start Big Ten play

Illinois women’s basketball making strides to start Big Ten play

Stephen Cohn, Staff writer
January 17, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Sports

Following the transfer of Chatrice White after the 2015-16 season, Illinois women’s basketball was not expected to make much, if any, noise this season. Head coach Matt Bollant’s squad played to that narrative with a 5-8 non-conference record. But through five Big Ten games, the young team... Read more »

Bollant leads team through struggling start to season

Bollant leads team through struggling start to season

James Boyd, Staff writer
December 12, 2016
Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Sports

Editor’s note: At the time of publication, Women’s Basketball was still competing. Coming into the season, Illinois knew it would be starting a new era of basketball. Leading scorer and rebounder Chatrice White would no longer be the woman in the middle after transferring to Florida State. ... Read more »

Illinois swim and dive team has promising start

Illinois swim and dive team has promising start

Erich Fisher, Staff writer
December 12, 2016
Filed under Sports, Swim & Dive, Women's Sports

Editor’s note: At the time of publication, Swim and Dive was still competing.At the midseason point, the Illinois swim and dive team are off to a 6-1 start and a very respectable second place finish at the Missouri Invitational. After winning back to back home meets on Oct. 21 and 22, the Illini hit t... Read more »