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No. 22 Illinois travels to New Jersey to face Rutgers

No. 22 Illinois travels to New Jersey to face Rutgers

By Gabby Hajduk, Staff Writer

February 14, 2020

No. 22-ranked Illinois basketball will play in one of the toughest Big Ten atmospheres on Saturday afternoon. Illinois travels to New Jersey for a matchup with Rutgers who is undefeated (16-0) at home. The Illini (16-8, 8-5) and the Scarlet Knights (17-8, 8-6) are both coming off conference losses....

Illini’s late-game skid turns into loss against No. 20 Hoosiers at home

Illini’s late-game skid turns into loss against No. 20 Hoosiers at home

February 14, 2020

Freshman guard Jeanae Terry scored a career-high 15 points as Illinois lost to No. 20 Indiana, 57-51, Thursday at the State Farm Center. Indiana forward Aleksa Gulbe made an early layup and Indiana took a quick 6-0 lead. Illinois got its first points 3.5 minutes into the game on a pair of Andrews fre...

Illini travel to Texas to face Texas A&M, Baylor this weekend

Illini travel to Texas to face Texas A&M, Baylor this weekend

By Wes Hollenberg, Staff Writer

February 13, 2020

The Illinois women’s tennis team will travel to College Station, Texas to face No. 18 Texas A&M on Friday and treck to Waco, Texas to face Baylor on Sunday.  The team is 3-4 overall so far this season and is coming off of a three-loss weekend at the ITA Tennis Indoor National Championships. Illin...

Eli Sharping named new volleyball assistant

By Brendyn Jones, Assistant Sports Editor

February 13, 2020

Illinois volleyball has found its new assistant coach. Illinois athletics announced on Tuesday, via a press release, that head coach Chris Tamas has named Eli Sharping the new assistant coach for the volleyball program. The team was in need of a new assistant staffer after former coach Alfred Reft...

Sickels named Big Ten Softball Pitcher of the Week

Sickels named Big Ten Softball Pitcher of the Week

By Rachel Spencer, Assistant Sports Editor

February 13, 2020

After a notable opening week back in the circle, Illinois softball sophomore pitcher Sydney Sickels picked up the season’s first Big Ten Pitcher of the Week title. The conference announced its recognition on Monday, February 10. Sickels led Illinois to its first victories at the NFCA Leadoff Classic Presen...

Illini look to stay hot in B10-ACC Challenge

Illini look to stay hot in B10-ACC Challenge

By Carson Gourdie, Staff Writer

February 13, 2020

The Illini are flying south to the Tobacco Road city of Raleigh, North Carolina to take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish before facing host, the North Carolina State Wolfpack, in the Big Ten-ACC Challenge. Similar to the Big Ten-ACC Challenge in basketball, the teams look to show off their conference p...

Illinois to open season in North Carolina

Illinois to open season in North Carolina

By Gabby Hajduk, Staff Writer

February 13, 2020

Illinois baseball is set to begin its three-game opening weekend on Friday in North Carolina. The Illini will play Milwaukee on Friday at 11 a.m, Seton Hall on Saturday at 9 a.m. and the host, Wake Forest, on Sunday at 1 p.m. Of the four, Wake Forest is the only ranked team. D1Baseball ranks them at ...

Illinois football ranks last in offseason recruiting following Redbox Bowl

By Nathan DeHaan, Staff Writer

February 13, 2020

Feb. 5 was a monumental day for college football programs around the country. National Signing Day is one of the last major dates for college football recruiting. It rounds out each class, putting on display who did well on the recruiting trail and who didn’t do so well. However, Illinois was among one of the teams...

Illinois women’s basketball to host No. 20 Indiana at State Farm Center

Illinois women’s basketball to host No. 20 Indiana at State Farm Center

By Nithin Reddy, Staff Writer

February 13, 2020

The Illinois women’s basketball team will face the Indiana Hoosiers Thursday night at the State Farm Center. The Illini are coming off of a 70-66 road win over the Penn State Nittany Lions on Sunday. Illinois led most of the game, but a fourth-quarter Penn State rally created an interesting finis...

MRI clears Dosunmu of structural damage in lower leg following Tuesday’s game against Michigan State

MRI clears Dosunmu of structural damage in lower leg following Tuesday’s game against Michigan State

February 12, 2020

An MRI scan revealed no structural damage to sophomore guard Ayo Dosunmu's left leg following the final play of No. 22 Illinois' game against Michigan State Tuesday night, Illinois Athletics announced Wednesday afternoon. Donsunmu went down on the team's last possession and carried off the court after...

Grades and takeaways: Michigan State edges Illinois, 70-69

Grades and takeaways: Michigan State edges Illinois, 70-69

By Alec Busse, Staff Writer

February 12, 2020

No. 22 Illinois fell to Michigan State 70-69 on Tuesday night at State Farm Center. Illinois came out flat on in the first half, shooting just 25% from the field and 18% from behind the arc. However, Illinois clawed back from a 20-point deficit in the second half to take the lead in the second half. Ju...

Illini look to turn things around against Notre Dame on Saturday

Illini look to turn things around against Notre Dame on Saturday

By Jackson Janes, Staff Writer

February 12, 2020

Following Sunday’s heartbreaking loss to No. 24 Central Florida, Illinois returns to the Atkins Tennis Center to take on Notre Dame on Saturday. The Illini have lost their last four dual meets but are looking to turn things around against the Fighting Irish in front of a home crowd this weekend. De...

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