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Illinois to face Iowa in final home game

Illinois to face Iowa in final home game

By Tatiania Perry, Staff writer

November 16, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's Sports, Sports

Illinois will be welcoming Iowa to Memorial Stadium for the 34th time on Saturday. The teams have met a total of 74 times, with Illinois leading the series 38-33 with two ties. Iowa is currently on a five-game winning streak dating back to 2008. Last season in Iowa City the game was tied 13-10 late ...

Veteran effort gives Illinois 73-54 win over Valparaiso

Veteran effort gives Illinois 73-54 win over Valparaiso

By Gabby Hajduk, Staff Writer

November 16, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Sports

The Illinois women’s basketball team picked up its second win of the season this Wednesday against Valparaiso University by a margin of 19 points (73-54). Illinois came out with a strong first quarter, making an improvement from last Wednesday’s slow start. While Illinois and Valparaiso went...

Rushing proves to be team’s most consistent success

Rushing proves to be team’s most consistent success

By Gavin Good, Staff writer

November 15, 2018


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

Nobody has run the football like the Illini have so far in November. Through the first half of the month, Illinois led the country with 813 rushing yards, 9.68 yards per carry and 10 rushing touchdowns. Those stats are reflective of the offensive improvements, particularly on the ground, under Rod Smith f...

McGrath steps up in fall season

McGrath steps up in fall season

By Claire O'Brien, Staff Writer

November 15, 2018


Filed under Cross Country, Sports, Sports Top Stories, Top Stories, Women's Sports

Sophomore Allison McGrath led the Illini in Friday’s NCAA Midwest Regional meet. Despite her underclassman status, McGrath has improved over the last 12 months and stepped into a leadership role on the team this season. McGrath improved her time compared with last year at the 2017 NCAA regionals fro...

Notes, takeaways from Illinois’ loss to Georgetown

Notes, takeaways from Illinois’ loss to Georgetown

November 15, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

The Illini men’s basketball team was without its starting point guard, as sophomore Trent Frazier was ruled out with a concussion before tipoff Tuesday night.  Junior guard Andres Feliz got the start instead and had 13 points to go with five assists. The Illini missed Frazier as they went on a fiv...

Team recovers from multiple injuries

Team recovers from multiple injuries

By Jared Farmer, Staff writer

November 15, 2018


Filed under Club Sports, Hockey, Men's Sports, Sports, Uncategorized

The injury bug has hit the Illini club hockey team. “It’s pretty tough. We haven’t been able to field a full roster for most of the season,” said head coach Nick Fabbrini. “We’ve had guys out who are key contributors out with injuries. They happen all the time in hockey, so we certainly d...

Georgetown upends Illinois despite Dosunmu’s high scoring effort

Georgetown upends Illinois despite Dosunmu’s high scoring effort

By Gavin Good, Staff writer

November 14, 2018


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

Illinois had an up-and-down battle against Georgetown Tuesday night in the team's second game of the season.  The Illini led early, but the Hoyas owned the boards and the paint, easily working the ball in from the perimeter for high-percentage scoring opportunities. Georgetown went 20-for-21 at the rim, with five...

Women’s basketball hopes to get back on winning path

Women’s basketball hopes to get back on winning path

By Gabby Hadjuk, Staff Writer

November 14, 2018


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

The Illinois women's basketball team will play its second game of the season, hosting Valparaiso at the State Farm Center on Wednesday. Valparaiso, coming off a six-point loss to North Dakota on Sunday, will be looking for its first win of the season. Last Wednesday, the Illini opened the ...

Illini secure first recruit of 2019 class

Illini secure first recruit of 2019 class

By Brian Binz, Staff writer

November 13, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Brad Underwood has secured the first commit for the 2019 class. Antwan January committed to the Illini over Florida State and Kansas State, among others. January transferred to Hillcrest Prep in Phoenix this fall after playing in the Los Angeles area. The four-star center will add much-needed front...

Atkins donation to fund baseball training center

Atkins donation to fund baseball training center

By Meghan Rest, Assistant Sports Editor

November 13, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Men's Sports, Sports

Illinois’ baseball program is getting an $8 million upgrade. Athletic director Josh Whitman announced the construction of the Susan and Clint Atkins Baseball Training Center, scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2021, Tuesday morning during a press conference. The construction of the 26,...

Team bonding brings victory at Midwest Regional

Team bonding brings victory at Midwest Regional

By Claire O'Brien

November 13, 2018


Filed under Cross Country, Sports, Women's Sports

Regional Recap The Illinois women’s cross country team ran to a fourth-place finish at Friday’s NCAA Midwest Regional meet. The team as a whole saw a lot of improvement this season despite the Illini running only freshmen and sophomores. Sophomore Allison McGrath finished improved from 133rd to 18t...

Illini head into second game of season against Georgetown

Illini head into second game of season against Georgetown

By Jake Hasan

November 12, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

The Georgetown Hoyas will be heading into the State Farm Center Tuesday night, and Illinois men's basketball head coach Brad Underwood had praise for the team out east. “To be one of the best you gotta beat the best,” Underwood said. The Hoyas come into the contest following a strong 85-78 win ...

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