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Men’s golf captures 10th Big Ten Championship in 11 years

Men’s golf captures 10th Big Ten Championship in 11 years

By Rachel Spencer, Assistant Sports Editor

April 28, 2019


Filed under Golf, Men's Sports, Sports

The No. 24 Illinois men’s golf team continued its reign over the Big Ten Conference this weekend, capturing its 10th Big Ten Championship title in 11 years. After facing difficult conditions while playing the Philadelphia Cricket Club course in Flourtown, PA all weekend, Illinois broke away with the...

Illini softball swept by Northwestern Wildcats

Illini softball swept by Northwestern Wildcats

By JJ Kim, Assistant Sports Editor

April 25, 2019


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

Illinois softball lost both games in its doubleheader to No. 21 Northwestern, 8-0 and 4-2. After looking to rebound off a tough weekend against Michigan, Illinois adds to its five-game losing streak. During the first matchup of the day, the Illini were shut out following a frustrating offensive pe...

Men’s club volleyball finishes second in National Championships

Men’s club volleyball finishes second in National Championships

By Jared Farmer, Staff Writer

April 25, 2019


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

A roller coaster is meant to flush out the full range of human emotion. One instance of terrifying anticipation is followed by a euphoric release of adrenaline as the ride drops — or the opposite, for those who don’t like roller coasters. In sports, everything is a roller coaster; careers, individua...

Big Ten Tournament Tennis Preview

Big Ten Tournament Tennis Preview

By Nithin Reddy, Staff Writer

April 25, 2019


Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Tennis

On Friday, the Illini men’s tennis team will travel to Ann Arbor, Michigan, where they’ll compete in the Big Ten Tournament. After an impressive 10-1 record in conference play, the Illini will attempt to claim the 2019 Big Ten Tournament title. Illinois enters the tournament as the No. 2 seed, ...

Starters selected for Big Ten tournament

Starters selected for Big Ten tournament

By Brendyn Jones, Staff Writer

April 25, 2019


Filed under Golf, Men's Sports, Sports, Uncategorized

Over the last decade, the Illinois men’s golf team has been one of the most successful programs for Illinois athletics. It has won nine Big Ten Championships in the last 10 years, solidifying its hold over the conference. This weekend, in Philadelphia, the team will have the chance to continue its ...

Illinois uses success at Auburn to prepare for Drake Relays

Illinois uses success at Auburn to prepare for Drake Relays

By Claire O'Brien, Staff Writer

April 25, 2019


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

The Illinois track and field team had a strong showing in distance events at the Auburn War Eagle Invitational this past Friday and Saturday. In the men’s 5,000-meter run, the Illini had three top-five finishes in the race. Senior Dan Lathrop finished second with a time of 14:23.28, sophomore Irwin L...

Illini swept for the first time in 2019

Illini swept for the first time in 2019

By Gabby Hajduk, Staff Writer

April 23, 2019


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

After picking up a run-rule victory against Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville on Wednesday, the Illinois softball team prepared to host No. 22 Michigan in a three-game series. While the weekend was packed with promotions and alumni as the team celebrated the 20th anniversary of Illinois softba...

Illinois ties for second at Big Ten Tournament

Illinois ties for second at Big Ten Tournament

By Claire O'Brien, Staff Writer

April 23, 2019


Filed under Golf, Sports, Top Stories, Uncategorized, Women's Sports

The Illinois women’s golf team finished tied for second at the Big Ten Tournament Friday and Sunday in Maineville, Ohio. The Illini had a bumpy start in the tournament, at one point being tied for fifth. However, at the end of Friday, freshman Kornkamol Sukaree was tied for first and junior Tristyn...

Illini finish in NCAA top five

Illini finish in NCAA top five

By Nithin Reddy, Staff Writer

April 22, 2019


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

The Illinois men’s gymnastics team placed fifth at the NCAA championship over the weekend. The Stanford Cardinals pulled off the big upset by defeating the four-time-champion Oklahoma Sooners by less than a point and the Illini by nearly ten points. Illinois put up a total score of just 405.358, com...

Augusta National: The LPGA’s Final Frontier

Augusta National: The LPGA’s Final Frontier

By Rachel Spencer, Assistant Sports Editor

April 22, 2019


Filed under Columns, Sports

Don’t ask Augusta National chairman Fred Ridley about hosting a Ladies Professional Golf Association event at the home of The Masters. The topic of hosting a “Women’s Masters” has often been a touchy subject in the world of professional golf; after all, the LPGA has their own U.S. Open, Open C...

Dosunmu ‘returns home’ next year

Dosunmu ‘returns home’ next year

By Miles Powers-Huang, Staff Writer

April 22, 2019


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

Illinois freshman Ayo Dosunmu announced on Thursday he will be returning for his sophomore campaign. Although there were overwhelming speculations he would come back and forgo the NBA draft, the decision may not have been as straight-forward as people thought. The 2019 NBA draft pool is regarded as a wea...

Illinois adds all-star setter to team

Illinois adds all-star setter to team

By Gabby Hajduk, Staff Writer

April 22, 2019


Filed under Sports, Volleyball, Women's Sports

Less than four years ago, Illinois setter Mica Allison committed to play collegiate volleyball at Auburn University, about 10 hours from her home in central Illinois. Allison loved Auburn and its beauty when she stepped on campus last summer. She headed into Auburn with an impressive resume: 2018 USA...

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