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Perry turns around Illinois softball in first season

May 8, 2016
Filed under Softball, Sports, Women's Sports

There was plenty of uncertainty for the Illinois softball team entering the season. For the first time in the history of the program, the team had a new coach. Illinois had been under the guidance of Terri Sullivan since the first year of the program in 2000. However, her successor, Tyra Perry, was m... Read more »

Illini softball drops doubleheader at Minnesota

Lucas Wright, Staff writer
April 10, 2016
Filed under Softball, Sports, Women's Sports

On Saturday in Minneapolis, the Illinois softball team dropped both games of a doubleheader to Minnesota, 13-0 and 6-5, respectively. On paper, Game One was Illinois’ worst performance of the season. The Illini managed to reach base only three times in the five-inning affair, pulling together two h... Read more »

Illinois softball team travels to Minnesota for a conference matchup

Illinois softball team travels to Minnesota for a conference matchup

Lucas Wright, Staff writer
April 6, 2016
Filed under Softball, Sports, Women's Sports

Illinois softball will get its first big test of the season this weekend with a trip up north to Minnesota, where the team will take on the Golden Gophers in a three-game set. Minnesota sits at No. 22 in the ESPN.com/USA Softball national rankings, third-highest among Big Ten teams, while Illinoi... 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 »