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Illini beat Badgers in away rematch

Illini beat Badgers in away rematch

By Brian Binz, Staff Writer

October 15, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Top Stories, Top Stories, Volleyball, Women's Sports

Just one week after losing to Wisconsin in Huff Hall, the Illinois volleyball team had a chance to flip the script. The No. 7 Illini headed to Madison to battle the No. 8 Badgers and picked up their first win of the year against a top-10 Big Ten team. The game started the same way as the last one, w...

Illini show promise with new starters in open practice

Illini show promise with new starters in open practice

By Brian Binz, Staff Writer

October 15, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports, Sports Top Stories, Top Stories

For Brad Underwood and the Illinois men’s basketball team, the Homecoming open practice didn’t mean much on the court, but it did provide an audience at Ubben Saturday morning that was eager to see the new-look Illini. In front of a crowd, Underwood ran his team on offense and defense, running dr...

Grades, notes from Illinois’ 46-7 loss to Purdue

Grades, notes from Illinois’ 46-7 loss to Purdue

By Tatiania Perry, Staff writer

October 15, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's Sports, Sports, Sports Top Stories

Rivers vs. Bush In the 46-7 loss to Purdue, fans took to Twitter to ask the most pressing question: How would this game have looked if M.J. Rivers had played instead? Based on previous performances, it is clear that players are quite similar. What AJ Bush lacks in the passing game, he makes up for...

AJ Bush gives Illini needed boost

AJ Bush gives Illini needed boost

By Tatiania Perry, Staff writer

October 11, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's Sports, Sports, Sports Top Stories, Top Stories

Illinois has had two notable running quarterbacks in its recent history: Nate Scheelhaase and Isiah “Juice” Williams. In his time at Illinois, AJ Bush has put himself in the conversation with such players, and he's only played three games in the orange and blue. The graduate transfer came to I...

Bennett Williams released from Illini football team

Bennett Williams released from Illini football team

By Eli Schuster, Sports Editor

October 10, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's Sports, Sports, Sports Top Stories

It was reported Wednesday afternoon by Bret Beherns of WCIA3 that safety Bennett Williams has been dismissed from the Illini football team for a violation of team rules. https://twitter.com/Schuster_Elias/status/1050213751490826241 The problem for Williams has been a consistent one, as the sophomore...

Illinois breaks Big Ten losing streak in road win

Illinois breaks Big Ten losing streak in road win

By Tatiania Perry, Staff writer

October 6, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's Sports, Sports, Sports Top Stories

In recent years, the Illinois football program has set fans up for disappointment during Big Ten play. But after losing 13 straight Big Ten games, the Illini broke their losing streak. In a matchup defined by big plays, Illinois defeated Rutgers 38-17. “This is a big win for us. Every time you get a Big Ten...

Illinois vs. Penn State grades, game notes

Illinois vs. Penn State grades, game notes

By Gavin Good, Staff writer

September 24, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's Sports, Sports, Sports Top Stories

Floundered in the fourth quarter Everything fell apart for Illinois in the second half against No. 10-ranked Penn State. The Nittany Lions steamrolled the Illini defense, posting 387 rushing yards (591 yards total), many of which came in large bursts on big plays. Penn State quarterback Trace McSorle...

Volleyball shoots hoops in free time

Volleyball shoots hoops in free time

By Rachel Spencer, Staff writer

September 24, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports Top Stories, Volleyball, Women's Sports

There’s a competition going on between the members of the Illinois volleyball team. But it’s a friendly one that takes place on another court — the basketball court. Playing basketball happens to be a commonality among a handful of Illini volleyball players. It isn’t unusual, of course, for...

Energy, teamwork lead Illinois to sweep

Energy, teamwork lead Illinois to sweep

By Brian Binz, Staff Writer

September 17, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports Top Stories, Volleyball, Women's Sports

Illinois volleyball has been perfect this season. The team has continued to move up in the rankings, earning the No. 8 spot in the country before it even set foot on its home court. While senior middle blocker Ali Bastianelli said she sees room for improvement, the Illini still managed to open their hom...

Illini fall in second half at Soldier Field

Illini fall in second half at Soldier Field

By Tatiania Perry, Staff writer

September 17, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's Sports, Sports, Sports Top Stories, Top Stories

With six seconds left on the clock, head coach Lovie Smith called the final time-out of the game. It was the final drive for Illinois, and the team was down 25-19 to South Florida. In that 60-second span, the Illini made a plan. The team had 25 yards to goal, and freshman quarterback M.J. Rivers need...

Canada’s Cathro contributes experience to team

Canada’s Cathro contributes experience to team

September 13, 2018


Filed under Sports Top Stories, Uncategorized

Illinois freshman defender Ashley Cathro is, in fact, a foreigner, but her new life in Champaign hasn’t felt all that different. Cathro hails from Canada, and despite being over 2,000 miles from home, she still easily gets a taste of some of her favorite things. “From Canada, I like Drake an...

Rivers leads Illinois to victory in unexpected debut after Bush injury

Rivers leads Illinois to victory in unexpected debut after Bush injury

By Gavin Good, Staff writer

September 9, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's Sports, Sports, Sports Top Stories

When Illinois needed a spark against FCS foe Western Illinois on Saturday night, true freshman quarterback M.J. Rivers stepped up. Rivers made an unexpected Illini debut after starter AJ Bush came out of the game with an injury at the end of the first quarter, but the Frisco, Texas native was compos...

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