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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...

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...

Cross country to compete at Bradley this weekend

Cross country to compete at Bradley this weekend

By Jonah Pérez, Staff Writer

October 11, 2018


Filed under Cross Country, Men's Sports, Sports

The Illini look to bounce back from their low finish at the Nuttycombe Invitational, where they placed 29th out of 33 teams. They were originally slated to participate in the Pre-Nationals Invitational at Wisconsin this Saturday, but they decided to head to Bradley for the Ideal Rentals Bradley Pink Clas...

Patience, hard work proves critical in Corbin’s renaissance

Patience, hard work proves critical in Corbin’s renaissance

By Gavin Good, Staff writer

October 11, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's Sports, Sports

One year is a significant amount of time — just ask Illinois’ junior running back Reggie Corbin. Last year things were entirely different for Corbin. He was not leading Illinois football in rushing yards. In fact, he was riding the bench after falling out of favor in the previous offensive c...

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...

Illini experience plenty of change in new season

Illini experience plenty of change in new season

By Brian Binz, Staff Writer

October 8, 2018


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

It was an overcast Friday, not unlike other October Fridays in Champaign, but inside the Ubben practice facility, it wasn’t just another Friday. Head coach Brad Underwood addressed the media for about half an hour before taking pictures with his team, marking the beginning of a new season for Illin...

Fabbrini added to national team staff

Fabbrini added to national team staff

By Miles Powers-Huang, Assistant Sports Editor

October 8, 2018


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

For Illini hockey head coach Nick Fabbrini, there is no place like home, but soon enough he will be 5,791 miles away. Fabbrini was recently named an assistant coach for the 2019 U.S. Men’s National University Hockey Team. He will help the team during the 2019 Winter World University Games, taking...

Grades and game notes from Illinois’ 38-17 win over Rutgers

Grades and game notes from Illinois’ 38-17 win over Rutgers

By Gavin Good, Staff writer

October 6, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's Sports, Sports

Bush return helps spark offense The Illinois run game powered Lovie Smith’s group to its first Big Ten win in nearly two years on Saturday, as the Illini posted 330 rushing yards. After only rushing for 78 total yards in 2017, junior running back Reggie Corbin ran for a career-best 137 yards on just ...

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 offense improves while defense falls short of expectations

Illinois offense improves while defense falls short of expectations

By Tatiania Perry, Staff writer

October 4, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's Sports, Sports

Former Illinois linebacker Christion Abercrombie is in critical condition after suffering a serious head injury on Saturday during Tennessee State’s game at Vanderbilt in Nashville. “Tennessee State University football student-athlete Christion Abercrombie remains in critical condition at Vander...

Illini of the Week: Freshman birdies team to victory

Illini of the Week: Freshman birdies team to victory

By Brendyn Jones, Contributing Writer

October 4, 2018


Filed under Golf, Illini of the Week, Men's Sports, Sports, Top Stories

Since the Illini men’s golf team is young, it’s fair to question who the emerging leaders are. Last year, Illinois graduated two players, Nick Hardy and Dylan Meyer, who were extremely impactful and accomplished a lot, not also with their performance but with their leadership. “I like to thi...

Team honors alumni with new jerseys

By Jared Farmer, Staff Writer

October 4, 2018


Filed under Hockey, Men's Sports, Sports

Every team has a way of honoring its history and former players. For the Illini club hockey team, this means wearing history on its sleeves. The Illini usually come out with a new jersey every one to two seasons. This past weekend, in its trouncing of Michigan State, Illinois debuted a new third alterna...

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