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Illini hope to win against Badgers Wednesday

Illini hope to win against Badgers Wednesday

By Gabby Hajduk, Staff writer

February 20, 2019


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

Less than three weeks ago, Illinois snapped a nine-game losing streak, earning its second Big Ten win of the season against Wisconsin. Now on a two-game losing streak, the Illini will head to Madison on Wednesday night in an attempt to complete the sweep. Both teams suffered losses on Sunday, with Ill...

Win streak snapped as Illinois falls to Wisconsin

Win streak snapped as Illinois falls to Wisconsin

By Gavin Good, Staff Writer

February 19, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Illinois came into Madison, Wisconsin, red hot on the back of four-straight conference wins and got off to a promising 10-2 lead against No. 22 Wisconsin on Monday night. Two three’s from senior Aaron Jordan, to go along with the Badgers missing seven of their first eight shots, gave the Illini ...

Turnovers, points inside cost Illini close victory

Turnovers, points inside cost Illini close victory

By JJ Kim

February 19, 2019


Filed under Sports, Women's Sports

In the annual Play4Kay Pink Game to support breast cancer, Michigan came to State Farm Center riding a five-game winning streak as they took on Illinois. Though the Illini hung in tight till the half, the Wolverines began to pull away in the third quarter on their way to a 70-56 victory. “Executio...

Parker gets last win at Huff Hall; Illini drop both weekend meets

Parker gets last win at Huff Hall; Illini drop both weekend meets

By Brendyn Jones, Staff writer

February 19, 2019


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

The No. 20-ranked Illinois wrestling team competed in its last two dual meets of the season this weekend when they traveled to No. 11 Northwestern on Friday and hosted No.1 Penn State on Sunday. The Illini dropped both matchups over the weekend, losing 25-12 against Northwestern and 39-9 against Penn State. ...

Seniors strive to leave legacy

Seniors strive to leave legacy

By Brendyn Jones, Staff writer

February 18, 2019


Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Wrestling

In the Illini wrestling practice room in Huff Hall, there is a wall overlooking the mats. It is decorated with images of Illini All-Americans like Isaiah Martinez, Jesse Delgado and Matt Lackey. The wall serves as a celebration of Illini wrestling history but also as motivation for the current wrest...

Underwoods ignore the criticism, appreciate the experience

Underwoods ignore the criticism, appreciate the experience

By Gavin Good, Staff writer

February 18, 2019


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

The State Farm Center was buzzing. Illinois was down three to Rutgers with 2:03 to go in the first half, one game removed from the program’s shocking win over No. 9 Michigan State. Head coach Brad Underwood pulled out stud freshman Ayo Dosunmu, who had two fouls in 16 minutes to go along with nine p...

Illinois sweeps opening weekend in North Carolina

Illinois sweeps opening weekend in North Carolina

By Meghan Rest, Assistant sports editor

February 18, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Men's Sports, Sports

by Meghan Rest Assistant sports editor The Illinois baseball team opened its spring campaign with an 11-3 win over Georgetown Friday night. The Illini earned victories over the Hoyas, No. 20 Wake Forest  and Sacred Heart during the three-game series in Winston-Salem, N.C. “It’s everybody’s...

Illini cruise in early season action

Illini cruise in early season action

By Rachel Spencer, Staff writer

February 18, 2019


Filed under Softball, Sports, Women's Sports

It was a “peachy keen” weekend in Georgia for Illinois softball as the team swept Boston College and Georgia Tech to improve its record to 7-2. Over two games, the Illini outscored the Eagles 19-6, which included a 12-3 run-rule victory in game one. Despite a rain delay during game two on Friday...

Illinois gets first win at Ohio State in a decade for fourth-straight win

Illinois gets first win at Ohio State in a decade for fourth-straight win

By Gavin Good, Staff writer

February 16, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Illinois basketball is on a roll. The Illini defeated Ohio State in Columbus on Thursday night, winning against the Buckeyes on the road for the first time since Feb. 22, 2009, when they won 70-68. Another victory for Illinois meant the team has strung together four-straight Big Ten wins for the firs...

Softball gears up for second tournament of season

Softball gears up for second tournament of season

By Rachel Spencer, Staff Writer

February 15, 2019


Filed under Softball, Sports, Women's Sports

Illinois softball will be back on the road this weekend for its second tournament of the season. Once again, the Illini are heading for a much more temperate climate to compete in Atlanta. There, the team will be hosted by Georgia Tech and the two teams will face off Friday at 4:30 p.m. CST. Illinoi...

Illinois takes three-game win streak to surging Ohio State

Illinois takes three-game win streak to surging Ohio State

By Gavin Good, Staff Writer

February 14, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Illinois men's basketball is on an unprecedented run in the Brad Underwood era, winning three-straight Big Ten games for the first time under the second-year head coach. The Illini will now depart the friendly confines of the State Farm Center, where they are 8-4 on the year, for a road trip that ...

Illinois hopes to continue winning streak against Iowa

Illinois hopes to continue winning streak against Iowa

By Gabby Hajduk, Staff Writer

February 14, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Sports

In a battle at the bottom of the Big Ten, Illinois women’s basketball defeated Wisconsin 78-68 at home on Sunday to earn its second Big Ten win of the season. The Illini will now head to Iowa City on a high note instead of a 10-game losing streak to take on the No. 14 Hawkeyes this Thursday. After...

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