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Illinois men’s golf takes second at Lone Star Invitational

Illinois men’s golf takes second at Lone Star Invitational

Gavin Good, Assistant sports editor
March 24
Filed under Golf, Men's Sports, Sports

The Illinois men's golf team breezed through its first two rounds, taking an eight-stroke lead into Tuesday’s final round at the Lone Star Invitational in San Antonio. Oklahoma, however, cruised through its last round, passing up the Illini and finishing at 40-under for the tournament. Illinoi...

Vukic’s upset victory not enough for Illinois men’s tennis

Vukic’s upset victory not enough for Illinois men’s tennis

Meghan Rest, Staff writer
March 23
Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Tennis

The Illinois men’s tennis team fell to No. 19 TCU, 5-2 Wednesday night. The Illini are now 9-6 this season. The Horned Frogs dominated the Illini in doubles. The duo of juniors Aron Hiltzik and Aleks Vukic fell to TCU senior Jerry Lopez and Norrie on Court One. Guillermo Nunez and Alex Rybakov also d...

Illinois women’s tennis team to play three matches in two days

Illinois women’s tennis team to play three matches in two days

Christian Evans, Staff writer
March 23
Filed under Sports, Tennis, Women's Sports

After splitting its doubleheader last Friday against Texas Tech and Saint Louis, the Illinois women’s tennis team will take on Rutgers, Maryland and Southern Illinois this weekend. The team will first host Rutgers on Saturday morning. The Scarlet Knights (5-6) have had difficulties with their s...

Illinois men’s basketball falls to Central Florida in NIT

Illinois men’s basketball falls to Central Florida in NIT

Tatiania Perry, Assistant sports editor
March 22
Filed under Basketball, Columns, Men's Sports, Sports

Six Illinois men's basketball seniors saw their Illini careers come to an end Wednesday night. Illinois dropped the NIT quarterfinal matchup against Central Florida, 68-58. For the first time in school history, Central Florida played in front of a sold-out crowd. The game could not be played at the...

Nancy Fahey hired as head coach of Illinois women’s basketball

Nancy Fahey hired as head coach of Illinois women’s basketball

James Boyd, Staff writer
March 22
Filed under Basketball, Sports, Top Stories, Women's Sports

Nancy Fahey has been hired as the Illinois women’s basketball team’s new head coach. Illinois Director of Athletics Josh Whitman made the announcement Wednesday morning. Fahey is the second head coach hired in the last five days for Illinois athletics, completing a full makeover of men’s and...

Hill moves into third on all-time scoring list in NIT win

Hill moves into third on all-time scoring list in NIT win

Lucas Wright, Staff writer
March 20
Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Move over Dee Brown — Malcolm Hill has cemented his place in Illinois history. On a night featuring a 71-56 Illinois men's basketball NIT win over Boise State, Hill dropped 13 points, moving him into sole possession of third place in the program's all-time scoring list. The senior now has 1,817...

Get ready for wins and points in the Underwood era

Get ready for wins and points in the Underwood era

Matt Gertsmeier, Columnist
March 20
Filed under Basketball, Columns, Men's Sports, Showcase, Sports, Uncategorized

While many people have had their eyes fixated on the first and second rounds of the NCAA tournament, Illinois stole the college basketball spotlight momentarily with the hiring of Brad Underwood. It was the Illini’s “One Shining Moment” of March. But, there’s a strong chance this hiring will sh...

Men’s Golf Takes Deep Breath Ahead Of Lone Star Inviational

Men’s Golf Takes Deep Breath Ahead Of Lone Star Inviational

Gavin Good, Assistant sports editor
March 20
Filed under Golf, Men's Sports, Sports

The start to the spring season has not been exactly what the No. 6 Illinois men’s golf team had in mind: two tournaments, no titles. The last time the team competed was against one of the toughest fields it will face all year —10 ranked teams were in the mix. But junior Dylan Meyer said the Illini will not be sat...

Brad Underwood introduced as Illinois men’s basketball head coach

Brad Underwood introduced as Illinois men’s basketball head coach

Stephen Cohn, Staff Writer
March 20
Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Showcase, Sports

Tyler Underwood’s next jersey will say “Illinois” on the front, just like the first one he wore growing up in Illinois. The difference will be on the back. This one will say “Underwood.” The last one said, “Cook.”  Former Illini star forward Brian Cook was a childhood favorite for...

Horth and LeDuc lead Illinois women’s gymnastics at Big Ten Championships

Horth and LeDuc lead Illinois women’s gymnastics at Big Ten Championships

Danielle Williams, Staff writer
March 19
Filed under Gymnastics, Sports, Top Stories, Women's Sports

The Illinois women’s gymnastics team took second place at the Big Ten Championship Meet. The Illini scored a 196.875, good for the fifth-highest team score in program history. Michigan took home its fourth consecutive win with 197.300 points. Iowa, Nebraska and Ohio State followed with a 196.72...

Illinois men’s basketball hires Brad Underwood as new head coach

Illinois men’s basketball hires Brad Underwood as new head coach

Matt Gertsmeier, Staff writer
March 18
Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Showcase, Sports

Brad Underwood has been hired as the 18th head coach in Illinois basketball program history. Multiple sources confirmed the hiring of the 53-year-old coach on Twitter Saturday. Illinois Director of Athletics Josh Whitman tweeted a photo with Underwood and released a statement on the hiring. “...

Women’s gymnastics ready for shot at Big Ten title

Women’s gymnastics ready for shot at Big Ten title

Danielle Williams, Staff writer
March 16
Filed under Gymnastics, Sports, Women's Sports

Illinois women's gymnastics has been anticipating this moment for a while now. It has finally arrived. The Big Ten Championships are on Saturday, and the team is ready to compete for its shot at winning the tournament in Piscataway, New Jersey. “Big Tens is the best meet of the year because...

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