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Get ready for wins and points in the Underwood era

Get ready for wins and points in the Underwood era

Matt Gertsmeier, Columnist
March 20
Filed under Basketball, Columns, Men's Sports, Showcase, Sports, Uncategorized

While many people have had their eyes fixated on the first and second rounds of the NCAA tournament, Illinois stole the college basketball spotlight momentarily with the hiring of Brad Underwood. It was the Illini’s “One Shining Moment” of March. But, there’s a strong chance this hiring will sh...

Killeen presents Board of Trustees with new middle class financial-aid program

Killeen presents Board of Trustees with new middle class financial-aid program

Angelica LaVito and Megan Jones
March 15
Filed under Administration, News, Top Stories, Uncategorized

(10:10 a.m.) The Board of Trustees are now meeting after spending two hours in executive session. Chancellor Robert Jones began by speaking about how the 150th celebration has promoted them to look back on the University’s land grant mission. Jones said the College of Medicine has received...

Athletic director Whitman, former men’s basketball head coach Groce address media

Athletic director Whitman, former men’s basketball head coach Groce address media

Lucas Wright, Staff writer
March 11
Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports, Top Stories, Uncategorized

Two days removed from the Illinois men's basketball team's 20-point loss against Michigan in the Big Ten tournament, Illinois Director of Athletics Josh Whitman made the move many expected to come in the offseason: firing head coach John Groce on Saturday Whitman said the decision had to be made...

Groce out as head coach for Illinois men’s basketball

Groce out as head coach for Illinois men’s basketball

Matt Gertsmeier, Illini hoops columnist
March 11
Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Showcase, Sports, Uncategorized

Illinois men's basketball coach John Groce has been fired. Illinois Director of Athletics Josh Whitman announced the firing Saturday. Groce was in the midst of his fifth season as head coach for Illinois. The Illini were (18-14, 8-10) under Groce this season. Until a replacement is found, assistant...

Illinois men’s basketball falls 75-55 to Michigan in Big Ten Tournament

Illinois men’s basketball falls 75-55 to Michigan in Big Ten Tournament

Lucas Wright, Staff writer
March 10
Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports, Uncategorized

The sound of the Illinois’ men's basketball NCAA tournament bubble bursting rang through the Verizon Center in Washington D.C. after a 75-55 clubbing by Michigan. With the team’s tournament hopes on the line, a flat Illini team came out of the gate ice-cold on both the offensive and defensive...

Illinois women’s gymnastics look for victory at State Farm Center

Illinois women’s gymnastics look for victory at State Farm Center

Danielle Williams, Staff writer
March 10
Filed under Gymnastics, Sports, Uncategorized, Women's Sports

The Illinois women’s gymnastics team will host the Big Five Meet at State Farm Center this weekend. The Illini took fourth at the same meet last year with a 195.95, and now-senior Erin Buchanan collected two event titles on vault and floor. This year the Illini are looking to redeem themselves against ...

Across enemy lines: Q & A with The State News

Across enemy lines: Q & A with The State News

The Daily Illini sports staff
March 1
Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports, Uncategorized

Editor’s Note: This week, our staff chatted with Casey Harrison, a men's basketball reporter for The State News from Michigan State.  The Daily Illini: How has having such a young roster affected this year’s team? Casey Harrison: This team really couldn't compete early on against the t...

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 announces inaugural Illini Hall of Fame class

Illinois announces inaugural Illini Hall of Fame class

Charlotte Carroll, Sports editor
February 23
Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Uncategorized

In October, the University announced plans for an Illinois Athletics Hall of Fame, honoring the greatest student-athletes, coaches and administrators. Now, the first class of 28 people has been announced, which was selected by a confidential committee. “As you would expect, with more t...

Student struck by MTD bus sustains non-life threatening injuries

Student struck by MTD bus sustains non-life threatening injuries

Joseph Longo, Assistant News Editor
February 22
Filed under Campus, Crime, ISS, News, Top Stories, Uncategorized

A University student was struck by a bus early Wednesday morning in the crosswalk at First Street and Gregory Street. Joshua Reed, a student in Business, was walking west on First Street when a bus turning south on First hit him at 1:30 a.m., said Pat Wade UIPD Spokesman. Reed was taken to Carle ...

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 ...

Ugly milestones achieved for Illinois in loss to Penn State

Ugly milestones achieved for Illinois in loss to Penn State

Matt Gertsmeier, Illini hoops columnist
February 11
Filed under Basketball, Columns, Men's Sports, Sports, Top Stories, Uncategorized

I sure hope most of you were enjoying the warm February weather rather than suffering through the latest episode of Illinois basketball this afternoon. Today’s game was as sloppy as the mud soaked grounds of Champaign as Illinois lost 83-70 against Penn State. It was ugly to watch, but I found...

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