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Illinois club baseball looking to make postseason run

Illinois club baseball looking to make postseason run

By Gavin Good, Staff writer

May 12, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Club Sports, Men's Sports, Sports

Payton Lykins won’t be at his college graduation. It’s not because he failed a class or for any academic purpose. It’s because he’ll be in Battle Creek, Michigan, with the Illinois club baseball team playing for an NCBA Regional title. After going 20-2 and winning the Great Lakes South Con...

Illini of the Year: Illinois baseball’s Bren Spillane

Illini of the Year: Illinois baseball’s Bren Spillane

By Gavin Good

May 7, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Illini of the Week, Men's Sports, Sports, Top Stories

Coming into the 2018 season, there was not a lot of hype surrounding junior Bren Spillane and the Illinois baseball team. The Illini make up a team returning much of its talent, and Spillane was merely a player with potential. He had struggled to play well consistently in his first two years while ...

Errors help Ohio State take down Illinois and clinch series

Errors help Ohio State take down Illinois and clinch series

By Gavin Good, Staff writer

May 6, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Men's Sports, Sports

Illinois entered Sunday’s contest against Ohio State as the No. 5-ranked team in fielding percentage (.982). However, after committing a season-high four errors and gifting the Buckeyes eight of their 10 runs, that statistic is on the decline. Ohio State rode a five-run second inning to pick up ...

Illini split first two games of Buckeyes series

Illini split first two games of Buckeyes series

By Tatiania Perry, Staff writer

May 6, 2018


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

As the smell of the annual Bleacher Bum Barbecue wafted into the stadium, Illinois baseball took to the field for the first night of the Ohio State weekend series. After a pivotal third inning from the Buckeyes, the Illini were not able to come back in Friday's game in a 6-5 loss. Illinois pack...

Michalak thriving in first season with Illini

Michalak thriving in first season with Illini

By Gavin Good, Staff writer

May 3, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Men's Sports, Sports

When Illinois baseball head coach Dan Hartleb was looking for players to shore up his roster after an under-achieving 2017 season, one player from Des Moines Area Community College in Des Moines, Iowa, caught his attention. Hartleb had been disappointed with the production at third base, and he believed...

Pitching, home runs carry softball to win over IUPUI

Pitching, home runs carry softball to win over IUPUI

May 3, 2018


Filed under Softball, Sports, Women's Sports

The sun finally came out over Eichelberger Field, and with it came another Illinois Softball win. “It’s finally softball weather,” senior Leigh Farina said. “It actually makes you want to come out and play and not stand in the field miserable because you’re so cold.” The Illini got...

Women’s golf headed to NCAA regionals in Madison

Women’s golf headed to NCAA regionals in Madison

By Rachel Spencer, Staff Writer

May 3, 2018


Filed under Golf, Sports, Women's Sports

On April 25, the NCAA announced this year’s sites for the Division I women’s golf regionals. The Illini will be heading up north this year to the University Ridge Golf Course in Madison, Wisconsin, and will be hosted by the Badgers May 7-9. After play concludes on May 9, the top six teams in the ...

Nick Hardy setting the course

Nick Hardy setting the course

By Meghan Rest, Assistant Sports Editor

May 3, 2018


Filed under Golf, Illini of the Week, Men's Sports, Sports, Top Stories

Senior Nick Hardy’s backdrop over the past 20 years has looked awfully green. The two-time individual Big Ten Champion is about to wrap up his record-breaking career on the Illinois men’s golf team and he has a lot to reflect on. Hardy helped lead the Illini to four consecutive Big Ten Championshi...

Illini seniors talk post grad plans

Illini seniors talk post grad plans

By Jared Farmer, Staff Writer

May 3, 2018


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

With commencement ceremonies and the Big Ten Championships just about a week away, the seniors on the Illini track and field team are entering their final weeks at Illinois. For some of the 18 graduating seniors, their career paths incorporate skills that were developed on the track team. For David Ken...

Illinois throttles Southern Illinois in 9-1 in-state showdown

Illinois throttles Southern Illinois in 9-1 in-state showdown

By Gavin Good, Staff writer

May 2, 2018


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

Southern Illinois struck first on Tuesday night, benefitting from an early error and a timely single to take a 1-0 lead, but it was all Illinois from there on. Bren Spillane opened up a three-run rally in the bottom of the third inning with an RBI single before scoring from second on a Saluki throwin...

Illinois takes doubleheader against Penn State

Illinois takes doubleheader against Penn State

By Miles Powers-Huang, Assistant sports editor

April 30, 2018


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

While it was an unusual 48 hours for the Illinois softball team, the Illini weathered the storm to sweep a Saturday doubleheader at Penn State. The Illini played an inning-and-a-half Friday night, giving up three early runs to the Nittany-Lions. However, thunderstorms in the area would postpone the...

Illini finish third at Drake Relays

Illini finish third at Drake Relays

By Jared Farmer, Staff Writer

April 30, 2018


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

The Illinois men’s track and field team finished third overall in the 2018 HyVee Cup competition at the 109th Drake Relays. The Illini scored six points in three relay events, while senior David Kendziera led the team out of relay competition with a victory in the 400-meter hurdles. Scoring 18 p...

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