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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...

Illini sweep Nittany Lions in weekend series

Illini sweep Nittany Lions in weekend series

By Jake Hasan, Staff Writer

April 22, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Men's Sports, Sports

This weekend, the Illini started to get back in the win column. In the series against Penn State Friday through Sunday, Illinois started to put the pieces together and look like the tournament-threat it could be by the end of the spring campaign. It was an extra-inning effort, but thanks to some...

Illinois Staff using Catapult Tech

Illinois Staff using Catapult Tech

By Gavin Good, Staff Writer

April 22, 2019


Filed under Football, Sports

Illinois always wants to know more about the physical outputs and performance capabilities of its players. That’s part of why the program bought 44 Catapult vests that provide coaches with a live feed of data as players go about their everyday efforts in practice and workouts. Fit with a GPS device...

Lone senior Singhsumalee finds passion off the course

Lone senior Singhsumalee finds passion off the course

By Claire O'Brien, Staff Writer

April 22, 2019


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

Illinois women’s golf senior Bing Singhsumalee has had a love for golf since she was four years old, but it wasn’t her only passion. Growing up, Singhsumalee first began to golf with her father, swinging a club for the first time at 4 years old and soon participated in golf tournaments. “I rem...

Illinois Field adds beer to concession menu

Illinois Field adds beer to concession menu

April 21, 2019


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

The University of Illinois Department of Intercollegiate Athletics (DIA) began selling beer at Illinois Field, the home stadium of Illinois' baseball team, Friday, April 19 during the Illini's weekend series against the Penn State Nittany Lions. Beer will be sold at $5 and $6, according to the DIA's...

Illini run-rule Sulkis during mid-week matchup

Illini run-rule Sulkis during mid-week matchup

By Gabby Hajduk, Staff Writer

April 19, 2019


Filed under Softball, Sports, Women's Sports

Last weekend Illinois softball took its second Big Ten series at Iowa but fell in the last game of the outing. However, the Illini wasted no time getting back to the win column with a 13-4 run-rule win over SIUE at home on Wednesday. “I think we’ve had good energy all week, especially coming of...

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...

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