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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...

Home of the Braves: Illinois falls to Bradley, 8-12

Home of the Braves: Illinois falls to Bradley, 8-12

By Jake Hasan, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019


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

After taking the weekend series against Minnesota, the same problems that have plagued Illinois all season surfaced once again against Bradley on Tuesday. The Illini started the game with the lead, going into the top of the third inning 4-1, then swapped leads through the next frames and jumped out in...

Illinois set tone for road series win over Minnesota

Illinois set tone for road series win over Minnesota

By Jake Hasan, Staff Writer

April 16, 2019


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

After taking a loss at the hands of Illinois State last Tuesday, the Illinois baseball team got back in the win column against Minnesota over the weekend. During the three-game series, their third in the conference, the Illini looked strong once again against the Golden Gophers. The Illini came ou...

Illinois looks forward to fall

Illinois looks forward to fall

By Gavin Good, Staff Writer

April 15, 2019


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

There may still be about four-and-a-half months before Illinois football’s season opener against Akron, but Illinois put on its first spring game since 2015 on Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium. Though there will likely be many changes to the Illini’s lineup, and since the class of 2023 is...

Illini prepare for upcoming season

Illini prepare for upcoming season

By Tati Perry, Staff Writer

April 15, 2019


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

At this point hearing that the Illini football squad looks good and will finally have a good season is just a loaded cliche that leaves fans more disappointed because they dared hope. For the entirety of coach Lovie Smith’s time with the team, all I have heard is, “Just wait, this team will be something...

Underwood cleared of player abuse allegations, DIA said in statement

Underwood cleared of player abuse allegations, DIA said in statement

By Alec Busse, Contributing Writer

April 12, 2019


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

Head coach Brad Underwood has been cleared of pending allegations regarding player abuse during his first year at the helm of the Illinois men's basketball program. The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics released a statement regarding the investigation's findings Friday afternoon.  The statement follows the investigation sparked by complaints about Underwood's lang...

Illinois Football scores Southern California DE transfer

Illinois Football scores Southern California DE transfer

By JJ Kim, Assistant Sports Editor

April 12, 2019


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

The Illinois football staff continued to make splashes in the recruiting world today as they poached graduate transfers from the Trojans with commits from former five-star defensive end Oluwole Betiku Thursday. Betiku, the first USC graduate transfer to commit to Illinois, made his decision early T...

Illinois emerges as premier intercollegiate program

Illinois emerges as premier intercollegiate program

By Jared Farmer, Staff Writer

April 11, 2019


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

The year is 1960. The NCAA is holding its 28th NCAA Boxing Championship. The Spartans are looking to capture their third straight National Championship. They’re looking to catch up in titles with the Wisconsin Badgers, who have dominated the college boxing world since its inception, the team that ho...

Junior Day pulls in new recruits

Junior Day pulls in new recruits

By Gavin Good, Staff Writer

April 11, 2019


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

On Saturday, Illinois football had zero commits for the Class of 2020. But that changed after the Illini took advantage of hosting a slew of elite recruits for its Junior Day, turning the visits into commitments. By early afternoon on Monday, Illinois had racked up big-time commitments from thre...

No. 5 esports team dominates Big Ten

No. 5 esports team dominates Big Ten

By JJ Kim, Assistant Sports Editor

April 11, 2019


Filed under Sports, Sports Top Stories

In a best-of-five series in the Big Ten Tournament Championship, the Illinois League of Legends team was matched up against Michigan State in a 2-2 tie. Illinois and Michigan State were the only two teams in the nation with a perfect 7-0 regular season on the line. On top of that, the winner would...

Illinois loses series against Maryland

Illinois loses series against Maryland

By Jake Hasan, Staff writer

April 8, 2019


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

Puppies and moms were bountiful under the shining sun at Illinois Field this weekend, but the Illini baseball team couldn’t keep the good mood going as they lost 2 of 3 to the Terrapins. It was a continuation of the recent Illini struggles, and the team has now lost six of their last nine games. The...

Illini make changes for upcoming season

Illini make changes for upcoming season

By Gavin Good, Staff writer

April 8, 2019


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

Three seasons removed from Lovie Smith’s decision not to retain Mike Bellamy on staff, Illinois football is in nearly the same position it started in when Smith arrived. Now, Smith has brought Bellamy back, but in a different role. After working with receivers for three years at Illinois, Bellamy is working w...

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