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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...

Morgan O’Brien makes US national team

Morgan O’Brien makes US national team

By Meghan Rest, Assistant Sports Editor

April 16, 2018


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

nIf you asked freshman Morgan O’Brien about her volleyball career five years ago, the answer would have been vague. The defensive specialist has been a cornerstone defensive presence for Illinois after just one season with the team. But O’Brien’s biggest athletic success came unexpectedly t...

A look inside the Illini’s golf bag

A look inside the Illini’s golf bag

By Rachel Spencer, Staff Writer

April 16, 2018


Filed under Golf, Sports, Women's Sports

According to the United States Golf Association, a golfer can carry a maximum of 14 clubs in their bag at any given time. Along with those clubs, there are often a number of other objects that players may need during an 18-hole meet — golf balls, tees, ball markers, scorecards, yardage books and o...

Spring volleyball update

Spring volleyball update

By Meghan Rest, Assistant Sports Editor

April 16, 2018


Filed under Softball, Sports, Volleyball, Women's Sports

Spring volleyball isn’t anything new for the Illini, but some of the teams they play are. Illinois has faced Kentucky several times in previous fall seasons; however, local teams like Bradley and Illinois State represent uncharted territory for Illinois. So far during the spring season, Illinois has twice o...

Illini top Rutgers in high scoring game

Illini top Rutgers in high scoring game

By Tatiania Perry, Staff writer

April 14, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Men's Sports, Sports

With one of the strongest starts that the Illini have had this season, scoring nine runs in the first inning, the baseball team walked away with a 13-12 victory in the first of the three-game weekend series. “It was a fun win,” Jeff Korte said. “It wasn’t how we pictured, but we got the win an...

Illini to face Knights over weekend

Illini to face Knights over weekend

By Tatiania Perry, Staff writer

April 12, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Men's Sports, Sports

To kick off the first weekend of a nine-game homestead, the Illinois baseball team will take on Rutgers for a three-game series over the weekend. Illinois (20-8, 6-3 Big Ten) and Rutgers (17-11, 4-2 Big Ten) are meeting for the first time this season. Rutgers ranks No. 4 in the Big Ten, just below t...

Once enemies, Illinois teammates now together

Once enemies, Illinois teammates now together

By Brian Binz, Staff Writer

April 12, 2018


Filed under Softball, Sports, Women's Sports

On March 13, 2016, Syracuse and North Carolina played each other in softball. Syracuse sophomore Maddi Doane went 1-for-3, and North Carolina freshman Kiana Sherlund pinch ran for a run in a 2-1 win for the Tar Heels. On April 8, 2018, Doane and Sherlund combined for 11 RBIs, but this time, their effort...

Fisher adjusting to starting role with Illini

Fisher adjusting to starting role with Illini

By Gavin Good, Staff writer

April 12, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Men's Sports, Sports

When pitcher Andy Fisher left Bowling Green, Ohio, for Charleston, Illinois, the home of Eastern Illinois University, he did not imagine he would end up about 50 miles north a couple of years later. Much less, as a regular starter for a 20-8 Illinois team. It wasn’t until he actually faced Illinois...

IOTW: Alex Diab and Illini men’s gymnastics

IOTW: Alex Diab and Illini men’s gymnastics

By Miles Powers-Huang, Staff writer

April 12, 2018


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

Athletic talent cannot be bought; it is given. For Illinois gymnast Alex Diab, this idea is ingrained within him by his coach, which Diab then passes down to his teammates as well. The Illini men’s gymnastics team captured the Big Ten championship on Friday with a team total of 413.900. Accordin...

Haight continues to improve since walk-on season

Haight continues to improve since walk-on season

By Jared Farmer, Staff Writer

April 12, 2018


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

Junior Joe Haight has come a long way since he joined the Illinois men’s track and field team as a walk-on for the 2016 outdoor season. “I think in the back of my mind, I wanted to be a part of the team,” Haight said. “The coaches originally asked me to join when I was in high school, but I did...

Illini losing culture: an epidemic of white noise

Illini losing culture: an epidemic of white noise

By Eli Schuster, Sports editor

April 12, 2018


Filed under Columns, Sports

The temperature reads 35 degrees as the blades on my desk fan whip around. I can’t sleep without a white noise. On cold nights, I’ll wear a sweatshirt. I don’t mean to get too personal. My night-time routine probably isn't very fascinating to you,  but that's probably for the best. I need the wh...

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