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Kendziera reflects on career, prepares to race pros

Kendziera reflects on career, prepares to race pros

By Jared Farmer, Staff Writer

April 19, 2018


Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Track & Field

Senior David Kendziera has won countless hurdle races, but this past weekend’s victory was one of his most emotional. It was senior night at the Illinois Twilight meet, and Kendziera was one of the 19 seniors who were honored by the Illinois track and field team in their last meet at home. “It ...

Illinois kicks off home stand looking for consistency

Illinois kicks off home stand looking for consistency

By Brian Binz, Staff Writer

April 19, 2018


Filed under Softball, Sports, Women's Sports

Not much has been consistent for the Illinois softball team so far this year — not even the weather. Illinois head coach Tyra Perry hopes they can count on things feeling more spring-like in the coming weeks. “I hate it,” Perry said. “I know I’m not supposed to say that, but it’s tough....

Illinois’ positive vibes infectious

Illinois’ positive vibes infectious

By Brian Binz, Staff Writer

April 19, 2018


Filed under Softball, Sports, Women's Sports

At the start of the bottom of the fifth inning on March 28, the Illinois softball team was down 8-0. It was cold and only the first game of a doubleheader. But, every time a player was at the plate, the Illinois dugout was up and loud. Each batter had their own cheer, and every time a pitcher fell beh...

Women’s golf turns attention to Big Ten Championships

Women’s golf turns attention to Big Ten Championships

By Rachel Spencer, Staff Writer

April 19, 2018


Filed under Golf, Sports, Women's Sports

The Illini return to Ohio this weekend, this time to play in the Big Ten Championships. The three-day tournament will be held at TPC River’s Bend in Maineville, Ohio, Friday to Sunday. TPC River’s Bend hosted the Big Ten Championship the previous year, where the Illini finished in the middle of the f...

Tamas looks forward to coaching on global stage

Tamas looks forward to coaching on global stage

April 19, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

USA Volleyball and Chris Tamas go together like thunder and lightning. The head coach of the Illinois volleyball team has had a long-standing career with the national volleyball program, and even several years removed, he can’t seem to get away. A phone call from the U.S. Women’s Indoor National ...

Korte settling into starting catcher role

Korte settling into starting catcher role

By Gavin Good, Staff writer

April 19, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Men's Sports, Showcase, Sports, Top Stories

After the 2017 season, when the Illinois baseball team went 23-28, head coach Dan Hartleb knew he needed to make improvements at a number of positions. Perhaps one of the biggest questions facing his team as it entered this season was surrounding the catcher role.  More than halfway through the year,...

Illinois drops midweek contest to Valparaiso

Illinois drops midweek contest to Valparaiso

By Gavin Good, Staff writer

April 18, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Men's Sports, Sports

Illinois dropped its five-game win streak Tuesday night against Valparaiso 7-11 after struggling to find a source of reliable pitching. The result was frustrating for a team that had just broken back into the national rankings, coming in at No. 25 in Baseball America’s poll. Starting sophomore pi...

Women’s track wins final home meet

Women’s track wins final home meet

By Noah Deutsch, Staff Writer

April 18, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Track & Field, Women's Sports

The Illinois Twilight meet on Saturday was one to remember for seniors Nicole Choquette and Sara McKeeman. The pair capped off their final home meet as Illini with first-place finishes in the 800-meter run and pole vault, respectively. Overall, Illinois took home six first-place finishes and won the...

Illinois women’s golf outpaces Kent State

Illinois women’s golf outpaces Kent State

April 17, 2018


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

Over the weekend, the Illini women’s golf team played in the Lady Buckeye Invitational in Columbus, Ohio. The invitational, hosted by the Ohio State University, was played on the university's Scarlet Course. After two rounds of play, the Illini finished at the top of a field, which included eight...

Illinois alumna wins fifth Boston Marathon

Illinois alumna wins fifth Boston Marathon

By Eli Schuster, Sports Editor

April 16, 2018


Filed under Sports

Illinois alumna Tatyana McFadden won her fifth Boston Marathon race with a time of 2 hours, 4 minutes and 39 seconds. The Paralympic athlete raced through the rainy Boston streets Monday morning to take home the women’s wheelchair race trophy. McFadden reclaimed the honor after losing last year's...

Illinois takes down Rutgers to secure series sweep

Illinois takes down Rutgers to secure series sweep

By Gavin Good, Staff writer

April 16, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Men's Sports, Sports

Rutger's promising start against Illinois on Sunday was short lived. The Scarlet Knights opened, scoring with a first-inning double, but quickly fell to the Illini's bats. In the third inning, sophomore Michael Massey hit a grand slam just over the center field wall to break the game open and give Ill...

Illinois shows up strong at home

Illinois shows up strong at home

By Jared Farmer, Staff Writer

April 16, 2018


Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Track & Field

Junior Devin Quinn broke his own facility record in the 100-meter dash at the Illinois Twilight Meet. His time of 10.11 is the third fastest 100-meter time in school history. Quinn’s accomplishment highlighted an overall team victory, in which the Illinois men’s track and field team won 10 event...

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