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Illini look to learn from recent losses

Illini look to learn from recent losses

By Jared Farmer, Staff Writer

October 18, 2018


Filed under Hockey, Men's Sports, Sports

The road wasn’t friendly to the Illini hockey team this past weekend. Going into last Thursday’s match against Minot State, the Illini held on to their No. 3 overall ranking in the ACHA but came out of the weekend with three straight losses to the Minot State Beavers and the Jamestown Jimmies. ...

Purdue dominates Illinois in every aspect

Purdue dominates Illinois in every aspect

By Gavin Good, Staff writer

October 18, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's Sports, Sports

On Homecoming Saturday, Purdue outclassed Illinois across the board of the game. The result was a 46-7 loss in front of a packed student section. The Illini have dropped to 3-3 on the season with a 1-2 record in Big Ten play.  Running struggles Sophomore running back Mike Epstein had one carry against the Bo...

Illinois to work on improving defense

Illinois to work on improving defense

By Tatiania Perry, Staff writer

October 18, 2018


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

Illinois football travels to Camp Randall Stadium on Saturday to take on No. 23 Wisconsin with both teams coming off lopsided defeats. The Illini suffered a devastating 46-7 loss to Purdue at home, while the Badgers fell 38-13 at No. 6 Michigan. After being the first on the board last Saturday, t...

Men’s club volleyball bonds as they prepare for the season

Men’s club volleyball bonds as they prepare for the season

By JJ Kim, Contributing Writer

October 17, 2018


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

The Illinois men's volleyball team may not be an official division one team, but much like one, the team treats its newest members with a warm welcome.  Rookies have to sing during warm ups, giving players a chance to show off their voices before they take the court.  “We’ve sung ‘Hak...

Press Box Bundle: Illinois vs. Purdue

Press Box Bundle: Illinois vs. Purdue

By Eli Schuster, Sports Editor

October 16, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's Sports, Sports

Daily Illini Game Day Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/user-296791221/purduepod Video Recap: https://youtu.be/mq5TdbBi1x8 First half observations: *Insert that escalated quickly gif here* After the Illini were forced to punt on their opening possession, the defense put up the best drive it would h...

Illinois men’s cross country takes third at Bradley Pink Classic

Illinois men’s cross country takes third at Bradley Pink Classic

By Jonah Pérez, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018


Filed under Cross Country, Men's Sports, Sports

The No.7 regionally-ranked Illini improved at the Ideal Rentals Bradley Pink Classic on Friday at Bradley University in Peoria, where they placed 3rd out of 33. “It went really well,” head coach Sarah Haveman said. “We’re pleased with how they were able to work through the race and find each...

Men’s Golf wins second consecutive tournament at Notre Dame

Men’s Golf wins second consecutive tournament at Notre Dame

By Brendyn Jones, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018


Filed under Golf, Men's Sports, Sports, Top Stories, Uncategorized

No.17-ranked Illinois looked to build off its first place performance at the Macdonald Cup at Notre Dame over the weekend. The Illini achieved their second-consecutive first place outing at the Fighting Irish Classic. The Illini faced six other Big Ten teams in the tournament and comfortably defeated...

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...

Purdue hands Illinois fourth-straight Homecoming loss

Purdue hands Illinois fourth-straight Homecoming loss

By Gavin Good, Staff writer

October 13, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's Sports, Sports

Illinois got on the board first against Purdue, as graduate transfer quarterback AJ Bush ran five yards for a touchdown early in the first quarter, but that was all the Illini had in the tank. The Boilermakers roared back with 46 unanswered points, 29 of which came before the half, and they left Ch...

Underwood addresses season at Basketball Media Days

Underwood addresses season at Basketball Media Days

By Brian Binz, Staff Writer

October 12, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Illini men's basketball head coach Brad Underwood took the podium at Big Ten Media Day in Chicago on Thursday morning to address the upcoming season. Underwood began by offering respects to the passing of legendary coach Tex Winter, who Underwood said he got to know when he was at Kansas State as a player and ...

Illini look to win back Purdue Cannon trophy in homecoming battle

Illini look to win back Purdue Cannon trophy in homecoming battle

By Tati Perry, Staff Writer

October 12, 2018


Filed under Men's Sports, Sports

In 1905, a group of Purdue students took a cannon to Champaign to fire at the conclusion of their anticipated football win. The cannon was confiscated at the game, as one cannot bring a cannon to a football game, no matter the time period. It is said the cannon was kept in the possession of an...

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