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Illini beat Badgers in away rematch

Illini beat Badgers in away rematch

By Brian Binz, Staff Writer

October 15, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Top Stories, Top Stories, Volleyball, Women's Sports

Just one week after losing to Wisconsin in Huff Hall, the Illinois volleyball team had a chance to flip the script. The No. 7 Illini headed to Madison to battle the No. 8 Badgers and picked up their first win of the year against a top-10 Big Ten team. The game started the same way as the last one, w...

Illini show promise with new starters in open practice

Illini show promise with new starters in open practice

By Brian Binz, Staff Writer

October 15, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports, Sports Top Stories, Top Stories

For Brad Underwood and the Illinois men’s basketball team, the Homecoming open practice didn’t mean much on the court, but it did provide an audience at Ubben Saturday morning that was eager to see the new-look Illini. In front of a crowd, Underwood ran his team on offense and defense, running dr...

Grades, notes from Illinois’ 46-7 loss to Purdue

Grades, notes from Illinois’ 46-7 loss to Purdue

By Tatiania Perry, Staff writer

October 15, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's Sports, Sports, Sports Top Stories

Rivers vs. Bush In the 46-7 loss to Purdue, fans took to Twitter to ask the most pressing question: How would this game have looked if M.J. Rivers had played instead? Based on previous performances, it is clear that players are quite similar. What AJ Bush lacks in the passing game, he makes up for...

Illini take third place at Bradley

Illini take third place at Bradley

By Claire O'Brien, Staff Writer

October 15, 2018


Filed under Cross Country, Sports, Women's Sports

The Illini women’s cross country team finished third at Friday’s Ideal Rentals Bradley Pink Classic in Peoria, behind Iowa State and South Dakota and ahead of strong Minnesota, Bradley and Northern Illinois teams. The Illini finished within 90 seconds of each other, with freshman Madison Marasco ...

Purdue hands Illinois fourth-straight Homecoming loss

Purdue hands Illinois fourth-straight Homecoming loss

By Gavin Good, Staff writer

October 13, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's Sports, Sports

Illinois got on the board first against Purdue, as graduate transfer quarterback AJ Bush ran five yards for a touchdown early in the first quarter, but that was all the Illini had in the tank. The Boilermakers roared back with 46 unanswered points, 29 of which came before the half, and they left Ch...

Underwood addresses season at Basketball Media Days

Underwood addresses season at Basketball Media Days

By Brian Binz, Staff Writer

October 12, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Illini men's basketball head coach Brad Underwood took the podium at Big Ten Media Day in Chicago on Thursday morning to address the upcoming season. Underwood began by offering respects to the passing of legendary coach Tex Winter, who Underwood said he got to know when he was at Kansas State as a player and ...

Women’s cross country takes on challenging meet this weekend

Women’s cross country takes on challenging meet this weekend

By Ashleigh Lefevre, Contributing Writer

October 12, 2018


Filed under Cross Country, Sports, Uncategorized, Women's Sports

The Illinois women’s cross country team will attend its fourth meet of the season at the Bradley Pink Classic at Newman Golf Course in Peoria, Illinois Friday. The women’s 6K will take place at 1 p.m., the first of five races throughout the day. Coming off a successful team and individual outing...

Illini look to win back Purdue Cannon trophy in homecoming battle

Illini look to win back Purdue Cannon trophy in homecoming battle

By Tati Perry, Staff Writer

October 12, 2018


Filed under Men's Sports, Sports

In 1905, a group of Purdue students took a cannon to Champaign to fire at the conclusion of their anticipated football win. The cannon was confiscated at the game, as one cannot bring a cannon to a football game, no matter the time period. It is said the cannon was kept in the possession of an...

AJ Bush gives Illini needed boost

AJ Bush gives Illini needed boost

By Tatiania Perry, Staff writer

October 11, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's Sports, Sports, Sports Top Stories, Top Stories

Illinois has had two notable running quarterbacks in its recent history: Nate Scheelhaase and Isiah “Juice” Williams. In his time at Illinois, AJ Bush has put himself in the conversation with such players, and he's only played three games in the orange and blue. The graduate transfer came to I...

Illinois embraces road game challenges

Illinois embraces road game challenges

By Rachel Spencer, Staff Writer

October 11, 2018


Filed under Sports, Volleyball, Women's Sports

Balancing a competitive schedule and an intense academic career often involves one more challenging aspect — the reality of road games and all that they entail. Illinois is on the road this weekend to Minnesota and Wisconsin after consecutive weekends at home. The team's return to Huff Hall was fille...

Cross country to compete at Bradley this weekend

Cross country to compete at Bradley this weekend

By Jonah Pérez, Staff Writer

October 11, 2018


Filed under Cross Country, Men's Sports, Sports

The Illini look to bounce back from their low finish at the Nuttycombe Invitational, where they placed 29th out of 33 teams. They were originally slated to participate in the Pre-Nationals Invitational at Wisconsin this Saturday, but they decided to head to Bradley for the Ideal Rentals Bradley Pink Clas...

Patience, hard work proves critical in Corbin’s renaissance

Patience, hard work proves critical in Corbin’s renaissance

By Gavin Good, Staff writer

October 11, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's Sports, Sports

One year is a significant amount of time — just ask Illinois’ junior running back Reggie Corbin. Last year things were entirely different for Corbin. He was not leading Illinois football in rushing yards. In fact, he was riding the bench after falling out of favor in the previous offensive c...

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