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Illini back on track after win

Illini back on track after win

By Brian Binz, Staff Writer

October 8, 2018


Filed under Sports, Volleyball, Women's Sports

After the Illini sustained their first two losses of the year last weekend back-to-back against No. 3 Nebraska and No. 6 Wisconsin, two of the top teams in the Big Ten, Saturday’s match was more than just another run-of-the-mill sweep. “In practice after Wisconsin, we got in the gym and really ...

Volleyball falls to No. 5 Wisconsin

Volleyball falls to No. 5 Wisconsin

By Rachel Spencer, Staff Writer

October 6, 2018


Filed under Sports, Volleyball, Women's Sports

The Illini faced off against fellow top-10 ranked Wisconsin Badgers and fell to the Badgers in four sets. Illinois got off to a strong start in the first set, passing the ball effectively to allow six different players to land crucial kills against Wisconsin. Redshirt junior Beth Prince led the Illi...

Illinois regroups before taking on fifth-ranked Wisconsin

Illinois regroups before taking on fifth-ranked Wisconsin

By Brian Binz

October 4, 2018


Filed under Uncategorized, Volleyball, Women's Sports

After taking its first loss of the season against No. 3-ranked Nebraska, Illinois has a second chance against a top-five-ranked team, welcoming fifth-ranked Wisconsin into Huff Hall on Wednesday night at 8 p.m. Illinois has a 5-1 record against ranked teams so far this year, with one of those wins bei...

Illinois holds the fort against Michigan State

Illinois holds the fort against Michigan State

By Satvik Sethia, Staff Writer

October 2, 2018


Filed under Soccer, Top Stories, Women's Sports

The Illini soccer team kept a clean sheet to shut Michigan State out at home. It was a display of resolve and tenacity by the Illini, and they walked out with a 1-0 win to show for it. The first half was rather slow, with almost no action on either end. The Spartans’ first shot came at the 42nd minute, an...

Illini bring top 10 battle to Stuff Huff

Illini bring top 10 battle to Stuff Huff

By Brian Binz, Staff Writer

October 1, 2018


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

Like in years past, the Illini received an outpouring of support for this year’s team during the annual Stuff Huff event. On Saturday 3,569 fans came to watch the game, most of them rooting for the Illinios volleyball team to continue its undefeated streak. Among those several thousand were a ...

Loss to Nebraska prepares Illinois for Big Ten

Loss to Nebraska prepares Illinois for Big Ten

By Rachel Spencer, Staff Writer

October 1, 2018


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

It was a weekend of highs and lows for the Illinois volleyball team. Back home after successful road games at both Indiana and Purdue, Illinois managed to snag another conference win against Iowa on Friday. However the team fell for the first time this season against former NCAA champion Nebraska ...

Women’s golf pics up first win of season

Women’s golf pics up first win of season

By Gabby Hajduk, Contributing Writer

September 28, 2018


Filed under Golf, Sports, Women's Sports

At the beginning of the week, the No. 23 Illinois women’s golf team competed at the Coeur D'Alene Collegiate Resort in Idaho, hosted by Gonzaga University. The Illini finished at the top of the 18-team field, earning their first win of the season. The Illini took an early lead after the first ro...

Prince brings impact on and off court

Prince brings impact on and off court

By Brian Binz, Staff Writer

September 27, 2018


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

Illinois volleyball’s Beth Prince has always been a Big Ten-level talent; however, her health aspect hasn’t always matched her top-recruit pedigree. The redshirt junior has capitalized on regaining good health and turned it into her most productive period of the year yet for the Ill...

Cross country focused on team improvement

Cross country focused on team improvement

By Ashleigh Lefevre, Claire O'Brien, J.A. Pérez, Contributing writers

September 27, 2018


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

Women’s: The Illinois women’s cross country team is set to attend its third meet of the season at the Loyola Lakefront International on Saturday. Based in Chicago, the women’s collegiate race will begin at 11:30 a.m., marking the second edition of the event since 2012. The No. 12 Illini are a ...

Quade rules the court

Quade rules the court

By Rachel Spencer, Staff Writer

September 26, 2018


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

Jacqueline Quade is no stranger to competition. As a junior on the Illinois volleyball team, Quade knows her way around the block as far as Big Ten and NCAA competition are concerned. But she sets herself apart, given she plays all six rotations during a match. This versatile skill set means that Quade ca...

Marasco helps Illini to strong finish in cross country debut

Marasco helps Illini to strong finish in cross country debut

By Jared Farmer, Staff Writer

September 26, 2018


Filed under Cross Country, Sports, Women's Sports

A lot of emotions go through athletes’ head during their collegiate debut, that can affect their performance. A strong, focused start by Illini newcomer Madison Marasco proves she’s an exception. Nervousness, pressure and excitement were prevalent during the Commodore Classic, but amid it all, Marasco ha...

Soccer folds against Penn State

Soccer folds against Penn State

By Satvik Sethia, Staff writer

September 25, 2018


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

The Illinois soccer team fell to Penn State in a close 2-1 battle on a chilly Saturday evening. Illinois was hoping to come back stronger after their 2-0 loss against Ohio State last Thursday.  “You know, great Big Ten soccer match and I think you’ve seen since the Big Ten started, that there...

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