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Illini focused on individual growth at first home meet

Illini focused on individual growth at first home meet

By Ashleigh Lefevre, Staff Writer

October 18, 2018


Filed under Cross Country, Sports, Women's Sports

The Illinois cross country team is set to host its first home meet of the season at the University Arboretum on Friday. The women’s 5K race will kick off at 4 p.m., followed closely by the men’s 8K at 4:40 p.m. Used as a course since 2003 and having served as the site for the 2011 Big Ten Cross Coun...

Cardinal Cup will pose new challenges for team

Cardinal Cup will pose new challenges for team

By Contributing Writer, Gabby Hajduk

October 18, 2018


Filed under Golf, Sports, Women's Sports

Coming off a record-breaking performance at the Illini Women’s Invitational, the No. 20 Illinois women’s golf team is set to compete at the Cardinal Cup this weekend. The University of Louisville hosts the annual tournament in Simpsonville, Kentucky. Last year at the Cardinal Cup, the team finished second in a f...

Quade continues to reach new heights

Quade continues to reach new heights

By Rachel Spencer, Staff Writer

October 18, 2018


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

When a program is as prominent as No. 7 Illinois volleyball is in 2018, it’s hard to pick any one player who stands out. But week after week, one name continues to rise to the top of the box score — junior Jacqueline Quade has played a crucial role throughout the 2018 volleyball season. Whether...

Women’s golf breaks records at Medinah

Women’s golf breaks records at Medinah

By Gabby Hajduk, Contributing Writer

October 17, 2018


Filed under Golf, Women's Sports

The Illinois women’s golf team hosted their first tournament in 10 years in Medinah at the beginning of the week. The team continued its solid start to the season, finishing third, below Purdue and Kent State. Along with the team's top-3 finish in a competitive field, the Illini broke multiple records....

Illini improve tournament chances with double-overtime win

Illini improve tournament chances with double-overtime win

By Satvik Sethia, Staff Writer

October 17, 2018


Filed under Soccer, Sports, Women's Sports

Illinois' conference game against Indiana University on Sunday was historic for more than one reason. The Illini shut the Hoosiers out 1-0, improving their position from seventh in the standings and granting them the chance to advance to the Big Ten Tournament. The game also marked their departur...

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 take third place at Bradley

Illini take third place at Bradley

By Claire O'Brien, Staff Writer

October 15, 2018


Filed under Cross Country, Sports, Women's Sports

The Illini women’s cross country team finished third at Friday’s Ideal Rentals Bradley Pink Classic in Peoria, behind Iowa State and South Dakota and ahead of strong Minnesota, Bradley and Northern Illinois teams. The Illini finished within 90 seconds of each other, with freshman Madison Marasco ...

Women’s cross country takes on challenging meet this weekend

Women’s cross country takes on challenging meet this weekend

By Ashleigh Lefevre, Contributing Writer

October 12, 2018


Filed under Cross Country, Sports, Uncategorized, Women's Sports

The Illinois women’s cross country team will attend its fourth meet of the season at the Bradley Pink Classic at Newman Golf Course in Peoria, Illinois Friday. The women’s 6K will take place at 1 p.m., the first of five races throughout the day. Coming off a successful team and individual outing...

Illinois embraces road game challenges

Illinois embraces road game challenges

By Rachel Spencer, Staff Writer

October 11, 2018


Filed under Sports, Volleyball, Women's Sports

Balancing a competitive schedule and an intense academic career often involves one more challenging aspect — the reality of road games and all that they entail. Illinois is on the road this weekend to Minnesota and Wisconsin after consecutive weekends at home. The team's return to Huff Hall was fille...

Coaching staff brings professional energy

Coaching staff brings professional energy

By Brian Binz, Staff Writer

October 11, 2018


Filed under Sports, Volleyball, Women's Sports

In the summer after Illinois volleyball’s first Sweet 16 berth under Chris Tamas, the Illini needed an assistant coach whose focus would be passing and defense. Tamas knew who he wanted, bringing Alfred “Alfee” Reft on as the Illini’s second assistant coach. Reft and Tamas worked together i...

First tournament an ‘eye-opening’ experience for women’s tennis

First tournament an ‘eye-opening’ experience for women’s tennis

By Gabby Vazquez, Contributing Writer

October 10, 2018


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

The Illinois women’s tennis team concluded its first tournament of the fall season at the ITA Riviera All-American Championships in Azusa, California this weekend. The Riviera Tennis Club has hosted the All-American Championships for 34 years and has been a staple on the Illini's fall calendar. ...

From California to Illinois: Freshmen golfers bring new energy to team

From California to Illinois: Freshmen golfers bring new energy to team

By Gabby Hajduk, Contributing Writer

October 9, 2018


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

Freshmen golfers Crystal Wang and Kornkamol Sukaree have history on the golf course together. Both golfers are from Southern California and live about 40 miles from each other. Because Wang and Sukaree hail from the same area, they competed in some of the same tournaments in high school but never...

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