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Illinois loses 62-56 to Maryland

Illinois loses 62-56 to Maryland

Charlotte Carroll, Sports editor
January 14, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Showcase, Sports

Despite a strong first half, the Illinois men’s basketball team couldn’t finish its performance, losing 62-56 to Maryland behind dismal second half shooting at State Farm Center on Saturday. The Terrapins (16-2, 4-1) won the previous matchup this season against the Illini at College Park, Maryland. But... Read more »

Photo Gallery: Illini basketball vs Maryland

Photo Gallery: Illini basketball vs Maryland

January 14, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Photo & Video, Sports, Top Stories

Photo Gallery: Illini basketball vs Maryland

Illinois hockey looking for winning streak after weekend split

Illinois hockey looking for winning streak after weekend split

Stephen Cohn, Staff writer
January 12, 2017
Filed under Club Sports, Hockey, Men's Sports, Sports, Top Stories

While Illinois students have been enjoying winter break, the Illinois hockey team has been trying to catch up in the CSCHL standings. No. 15 Illinois (13-6-3) got a jump on its spring semester last weekend by splitting a series with Robert Morris (19-4-2) in Bensenville, Illinois. Two early... Read more »

Photo Gallery: Illini Basketball vs Michigan

Photo Gallery: Illini Basketball vs Michigan

January 11, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Photo & Video, Sports, Top Stories

Photo Gallery: Illini Basketball vs Michigan

The keys to an Illinois victory over Indiana

The keys to an Illinois victory over Indiana

Matt Gertsmeier, Illini hoops columnist
January 7, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Columns, Men's Sports, Sports, Top Stories

Earlier this season the Illinois basketball team found itself in a tough three-game losing streak. After starting the season off 4-3, the Illini surged and have since gone 7-1. The roles have since been reversed when comparing Illinois and Saturday's opponent Indiana. Indiana started the year off 8-1, but... Read more »

Kendrick Green commits to Illinois football

Kendrick Green commits to Illinois football

Daily Illini Sports Staff Report
December 22, 2016
Filed under Football, Men's Sports, Showcase, Sports, Top Stories

Lovie Smith and the Illinois football coaching staff landed another highly touted in-state recruit Thursday night. Defensive tackle Kendrick Green of Peoria committed to the Illini on Twitter over schools like Iowa, Minnesota and Indiana. Scout.com ranks Green as a four-star recruit. It's a wr... Read more »

Illinois football lands three-star commit

Illinois football lands three-star commit

The Daily Illini sports staff
December 19, 2016
Filed under Football, Men's Sports, Sports, Top Stories

Illinois football head coach Lovie Smith has landed another class of 2017 commit Monday. Three-star offensive guard Howard Watkins announced him commitment over Twitter.   So blessed to say I'm committed to The University of Illinois. 🔷🔸🔶🔹 #I-L-L #WeWillWin #Lo... Read more »

Illini make NCAA tournament; first time in 30 years

Illini make NCAA tournament; first time in 30 years

Tatiana Perry, Staff writer
December 12, 2016
Filed under Cross Country, Men's Sports, Sports

The Illinois men’s cross country team rebounded from a mid-season slump by having the best season finish in the past 30 years. The Illini started off their season with smaller meets consisting of four to nine teams, including the Hawkeye Invitational and the Bluegrass Invite. Toward the end of th... 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 »