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Illini win against Boilermakers 3-1

Illini win against Boilermakers 3-1

By Brendyn Jones, Staff Writer

October 8, 2019

On Sunday, the No. 18-ranked Illinois volleyball team (8-5, 3-1) finished its weekend road trip against No. 17 Purdue (9-4,1-3), winning the match three sets to one behind a career-high for kills from junior Megan Cooney. After winning both road matches, the team is now on a three-match win streak, ...

Illinois see fourth consecutive loss against Maryland

Illinois see fourth consecutive loss against Maryland

By Claire O'Brien, Staff Writer

October 8, 2019

The Illinois soccer team continued its Big Ten campaign Sunday, losing to Maryland 6-2. The Illini have lost their last four games after starting the season 7-1 and garnering a No. 10 ranking in the NCAA RPI. Illinois has struggled in Big Ten so far, and Sunday’s game was Illinois’ worst defeat ...

Martinez drives Illini toward upcoming season

Martinez drives Illini toward upcoming season

By JJ Kim, Assistant Sports Editor

October 7, 2019

Having just competed for a spot in the United States’ World Championships team this past summer, former Illinois wrestler and current volunteer assistant coach Isaiah Martinez will assist the 2019 Illinois wrestling team in getting a competitive edge with less than a month to go before the season c...

Illinois continues to preach greatness, still isn’t doing enough

Illinois continues to preach greatness, still isn’t doing enough

By Tatiania Perry, Staff Writer

October 7, 2019

Each week it’s the same old story: Illinois starts off the game strong, something spectacular happens, then they eventually start to choke, and in the end, they lose. I am sick and tired of watching it happen, and I am sure everyone is sick and tired of reading the same thing. The only thing that ever c...

Illini winning streak continues

Illini winning streak continues

By Gabby Hajudk, Staff Writer

October 7, 2019

Illinois volleyball (7-5, 2-1) swept its second-straight Big Ten opponent after traveling to Indiana (11-5, 0-3) on Saturday. The Illini beat the Hoosiers 25-20, 25-13 and 25-19. “It was a really great team win for us because we really fought for every point,” said junior Megan Cooney. “In pas...

Illini fall to Gophers, remain winless in Big Ten

Illini fall to Gophers, remain winless in Big Ten

By Jared Farmer, Staff Writer

October 7, 2019

The Illini defense frustrated Gopher quarterback Tanner Morgan early in the first quarter. After only having one incomplete pass against Purdue last week, the redshirt sophomore had five incompletions midway through the first quarter alone. The pressure culminated into a pass being intercepted by seni...

Spartans fall from grace against Illini

Spartans fall from grace against Illini

By Carson Gourdie, Staff Writer

October 7, 2019

Despite outscoring the Spartans 11-2 in regulation, Illinois (3-1) split its two-game series with Michigan State (3-1), winning the first game 10-1 before losing the second game in a shootout 2-1. The first game on Friday started off on a high note for the Illini. After back-to-back thrilling one-poin...

Illinois vs. Minnesota game notes

Illinois vs. Minnesota game notes

By Miles Powers-Huang, Staff Writer

October 7, 2019

There was plenty of time to prepare for Minnesota following Illinois’ bye week. Illini fans may have expected the program to dish out a few tricks against the Golden Gophers, but it looked as if the Illini thought it was still on a bye week since nothing seemed to go right in a 40-17 loss on Satur...

Illini close fall season 2-1

Illini close fall season 2-1

By Gabby Hajduk, Staff Writer

October 4, 2019

Illinois baseball closed out its shortfall season with a 15-3 win over the Great Lakes Canadians. The Illini previously hosted Indiana State in an 8-2 loss on Sept. 28 and traveled to Butler on Sept. 14, winning 16-6. While coming out of the fall 2-1 is a positive, head coach Dan Hartleb said before...

Fair Pay to Play Act sparks controversy among coaches

Fair Pay to Play Act sparks controversy among coaches

By JJ Kim, Assistant Sports Editor

October 4, 2019

The annual Big Ten Basketball Media Day was headlined by a barrage of questions regarding the new Fair Pay to Play Act, which was signed into law by California Governor Gavin Newsom, which enables college players in California to make money off their likeness and image.  Kicking off the media day was Big Ten Commis...

Illini remain confident going into new season

Illini remain confident going into new season

By Gabby Hajduk, Staff Writer

October 4, 2019

Just a month away from the beginning of men’s basketball season, head coach Brad Underwood and the Illini addressed the media at Big Ten Media Day on Wednesday. Coming off a 12-21 season and a second-round Big Tent tournament loss, Underwood expressed his excitement to have a strong turnover of pla...

Illinois finishes ninth at Maui Jim, fifth in Fighting Illini Invitational

Illinois finishes ninth at Maui Jim, fifth in Fighting Illini Invitational

By Rich Eberwein and Jonah Perez

October 3, 2019

Through two tournaments so far, the Illinois men’s golf team placed ninth at the Maui Jim Intercollegiate at the Mirabel golf club in Scottsdale, Arizona Sept. 13-15. They also placed fifth at the Olympia Fields Country Club Fighting Illini Invitational at the OFCC in Olympia Fields, Illinois, from...

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