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Illini Drive: Aug. 30, 2016

Illini Drive: Aug. 30, 2016

August 30, 2016
Filed under Illini Drive, Sports

In the second show for Illini Drive this semester, Orri, Luke, Hunter, Jade and Cole give predictions on the Illini's chances in football and recap their summers. https://soundcloud.com/user-6936882/illini-drive-8-30-16

Illinois hockey hoping for a rebound year

Illinois hockey hoping for a rebound year

Stephen Cohn, Staff writer
August 22, 2016
Filed under Hockey, Men's Sports, Special Sections, Sports, Welcome Back Guide

Illinois hockey is healthier and more experienced in 2016, after fighting through senior captain John Olen’s injuries last February. “Right now, the focus is baby steps,” junior forward Eric Cruickshank said. “We’re not going to make any assumptions that we’re going to win a national championship,...

Illinois volleyball looks to rebound from mediocre 2015 season

Illinois volleyball looks to rebound from mediocre 2015 season

James Boyd and Jacob Diaz, Staff writers
August 22, 2016
Filed under Special Sections, Sports, Volleyball, Welcome Back Guide, Women's Sports

One thousand, nine hundred and seventy two kills and 5,656 attacks later, Jocelynn Birks’ career at the University is finally over. Birks finished her time in Champaign as Illinois’s all-time kills and attacks leader. Head coach Kevin Hambly and his team find themselves on the cusp of ushering in...

Illinois volleyball fell short of championship expectations

May 8, 2016
Filed under Sports, Volleyball, Women's Sports

The Illinois volleyball team came into the 2015 season with championship expectations but fell short in the Sweet Sixteen. Head coach Kevin Hambly’s squad finished the season with a 21-13 overall record but a 10-10 Big Ten record that resulted in a seventh-place regular season finish in conference p...

Take a peek at Illini softball coach's record before coming to Illinois

Take a peek at Illini softball coach's record before coming to Illinois

Alex Rich
April 11, 2016
Filed under Sports

Tyra Perry was hired as the University of Illinois’ second-ever softball head coach in June 2015. She spent the past 15 seasons as a NCAA Division I softball head coach, totaling 409 career victories at Ball State, Western Kentucky and Birmingham Southern.Perry was named the ...

Illini baseball face in-state opponent Tuesday

Illini baseball face in-state opponent Tuesday

Cole Henke
April 11, 2016
Filed under Sports

Tweet: .@Illinibaseball freshman Cole Bellair is still adjusting to life as a starter. Last season, the prospect of the Illinois baseball team going up against Illinois State’s pitcher Jacob Hendren would have been concerning for the Illini.The lefty posted a 10-2 record with a 2.80 ERA in 2015, while l...

Slow start for Illini softball is not cause for panic

Slow start for Illini softball is not cause for panic

Lucas Wright
April 11, 2016
Filed under Sports

Tweet: .@IlliniSB continues to struggle in conference playBig Ten play has not been kind to the Illinois softball team so far.Coming off another series loss against the Minnesota Golden Gophers, the Illini currently sit at 3-6 in conference play.SO For most teams, this would be cause for panic, but ...

Illinois completes undefeated weekend against Indiana and Purdue

Tim Griffin
April 10, 2016
Filed under Sports

#Illini register another undefeated weekendThe Illinois women’s tennis team continued its hot streak over the weekend.The Illini registered an undefeated weekend after defeating both Indiana and Purdue. Illinois is now 12-6 on the spring season and 6-1 in the Big Ten, with their only conf...

Illini anything but golden versus Gophers

Illini anything but golden versus Gophers

Drake Pena
April 10, 2016
Filed under Sports

.@IlliniSB struggle in conference series with Minnesota. #Illini After dominating Illinois State last week, Illinois softball struggled this weekend when it faced arguably its biggest challenge of the season.The Illini squared off with Minnesota in a three-game series that may prove to be pivota...

Illinois men's tennis extends winning streak with wins over Iowa and Nebraska

Illinois men's tennis extends winning streak with wins over Iowa and Nebraska

Alex Wallner
April 10, 2016
Filed under Sports

The red-hot, No. 15 Illinois men’s tennis team extended its five-match winning streak to seven this weekend against No. 63 Iowa and unranked Nebraskamk.With the two victories, the Illini improved to 15-7 overall and 6-1 in the Big Ten, setting up a much-anticipated matchup with No. 2...

Illinois men's rugby takes fifth place at Iowa tournament

Edwin Hsieh
April 10, 2016
Filed under Sports

Illinois rugby battles weather, injuries, and lack of sleep but manages to go 3-2 in Iowa over the weekend. #IlliniBy Edwin HsiehStaff writerThe sevens team — a sub group of the Illinois men's rugby team— participated in Iowa's tournament in Iowa City this past weekend. The injury-str...

Softball

Drake Pena
April 10, 2016
Filed under Classifieds, Sports

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