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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,...

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...

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 baseball unable to capitalize on key opportunities in rubber match

Illinois baseball unable to capitalize on key opportunities in rubber match

Cole Henke
April 10, 2016
Filed under Sports

Tweet: Despite the opportunity, @Illinibaseball could not capitalize when they needed to and lost in its matchup with Iowa.The Illinois baseball team had a chance to take back the lead against the Iowa Hawkeyes in the top of the ninth Sunday, but was unable to capitalize. Illinois finished its...

Illinois men’s track places second at Gibson Invitational

Will Most
April 10, 2016
Filed under Sports

Tweet: .@IlliniMTrack fought tough weather to place second in the Gibson Invitational with young core. #IlliniWith awful on-and-off weather this past weekend, Illinois men's track head coach Michael Turk almost withdrew his team from the Indiana State Gibson Invitational. Turk repeatedly...

Illinois’ Diab named Big Ten still rings champion

Illinois’ Diab named Big Ten still rings champion

James Boyd
April 5, 2016
Filed under Sports

BY Tweet: .@IlliniMGym’s @alex_diab10 is our #IOTW after being named Big Ten still rings champion. #IlliniJames BoydStaff WriterHis teammates call him a dad. His school calls him an Illini. The Big Ten calls him a still rings champion.Following a weekend in which the Illinois men’s gymnastics team cam...

Illinois baseball takes on Eastern Illinois at Illinois Field

Illinois baseball takes on Eastern Illinois at Illinois Field

Cole Henke
April 4, 2016
Filed under Sports

Quinten Sefcik will make his first career start for @IlliniBaseball against Eastern Illinois Tuesday #IlliniThe Eastern Illinois baseball team will make the trip up I-57 to take on Illinois' baseball team at Illinois Field on Tuesday.The Panthers (5-22, 1-8 Ohio Valley) RBwill be the Illini’s (11-14...

Illinois men’s golf finish strong, win 3M Invitational

Ryan Wilson
April 3, 2016
Filed under Sports

This weekend, the Illinois men’s golf team secured its first win in the last month. This win came in the 3M Augusta Invitational against 14 other teams — nine of which ranked in Golfweek’s top 50.ej The team finished fifth and eighth at its last two tournaments.ej“People don’t understand how...

Illini men's tennis earn fifth straight sweep

Illini men's tennis earn fifth straight sweep

Alex Wallner
April 3, 2016
Filed under Sports

Sunday afternoon, No. 15 Illinois men’s tennis played not one, but two matches inside the Atkins Tennis Center.ej In the first game of the doubleheader, the Illini took on No. 30 Wisconsin.ej The Badgers came into the match with only two losses, but left with three after falling to the Illini.The Il...

Illinois men’s gymnastics finish runner-up to Ohio State

Illinois men’s gymnastics finish runner-up to Ohio State

James Boyd
April 3, 2016
Filed under Sports

Once again, the Illinois men’s gymnastics failed to capture the top trophy in the Big Ten championships this past weekend.Finishing runner-up to Penn State in last year’s championships, the Illini were in Columbus, Ohio, looking to avenge that close loss – one in which they were defeated by 0.6 ...

Illini men’s tennis look for revenge against Minnesota

Illini men’s tennis look for revenge against Minnesota

Alex Wallner
March 30, 2016
Filed under Sports

Tweet: .@IlliniMTennis looks to avenge last season’s loss to Minnesota on Friday.The Illinois men’s tennis team faces Big Ten foe Minnesota on Friday at Atkins Tennis Center and will be the Illini’s first of three matches on the weekend.Despite coming off a win Sunday against Purdue the Ill...

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