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Senior Noe Khlif and sophomore Siphosothando Montsi celebrate after gaining a point in a match on May 8 against Notre Dame. In Florida, the team had a lot of support from Illinois fans bu fell to top-seeded Florida in the Round of 16.

Bittersweet 16: Illinois falls to Florida in NCAA tournament

By Enji Erdenekhuyag, Staff Writer May 18, 2021

The Illinois men’s tennis team wrapped up its postseason run with a 4-0 loss to Florida in the third round of the NCAA tournament. The No. 1 seed proved to be a challenging tussle for Illinois, as...

Robert Williams, Jason Thormo, Aman Thornton, and Kashief King stand on a podium with their 4x400 men's relay awards on Sunday at Demirjian Park. The Illinois men's and women's track and field teams set many personal records at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships.

Illini set personal records at Big Ten Outdoor Championships

By Andre Thomas, Staff Writer May 17, 2021

After this past weekend’s Big Ten Championships at Demirjian Park, the Illini now have another two-week break before touching the track again. This past weekend, Illinois hosted the Big Ten Outdoor Championships,...

The Illinois basketball team celebrates a win against Iowa Jan. 29. Brad Underwood will still have some key players for the fall.

Illinois men’s basketball: Look at 14 thoughts on 14 scholarship players

By Brandon Simberg, Staff Writer May 17, 2021

When the basketball world shut down in March of 2020, Brad Underwood had to have figured that would be one of his most bizarre offseasons as a head coach. The one-time transfer rule then passed the...

The Illini softball team huddles around after their game against Purdue on April 16. The team's regular season has now come to an end.

Illinois ends regular season in Iowa, finish with 24-20 record

By Allende Miglietta, Staff Writer May 16, 2021

Illinois softball's “no-fear mentality” and perseverance took them far as they strove to overcome any obstacle in their path and finished their regular season with an overall record of 24-20. This...

Freshman Clayton Johnson pitches on May 7 against Maryland. The team is set to play against Indiana this Tuesday.

Illini take series win over Iowa decisively in back half

By Jared Ebanks, Staff Writer May 16, 2021

The Illini found a lively, emphatic environment at Duane Banks field this weekend as Iowa allowed 1,022 fans into the park for game one – the second largest fan attendance the Illini have seen in a game...

Bret Bielema walks off the field after the spring game April 19. As spring football ends, fans got a taste into what fall may look like.

Bielema concludes successful first spring ball as head coach

By Josh Pietsch, Assistant On-Air Editor May 16, 2021

Bret Bielema came to Illinois this winter after being hired as the new head coach, hired a new staff and was able to retain the majority of players for an extra year of eligibility. Despite a fast start,...

Brian Campbell swings during a round of golf on May 9. Ten players will be traveling to Oklahoma for the NCAA Stillwater Regional Championship.

Illinois travels to Oklahoma for NCAA Stillwater Regional

By Christian Jones, Staff Writer May 16, 2021

The men’s golf team will travel to Stillwater, Oklahoma for the NCAA Stillwater Regional Championship following the Illini's win at the Big Ten Championship two weeks ago. The event, hosted by the Cowboys...

Senior Aleks Kovacevic smiles after winning a match against Notre Dame on Saturday. The 16-seeded Illini will strive to showcase all its talents when they face No. 1 Florida at the NCAA tournament.

Illinois to take talents to Sweet 16, will play Florida in NCAA tournament

By Enji Erdenekhuyag, Staff Writer May 15, 2021

Aleks Kovacevic honestly doesn’t know what has clicked for the Illinois men’s tennis team this season.   On top of earning a Big Ten regular season accolade and the championship, Illinois is on...

Left-handed pitcher Nathan Lavender pitches against a batter from Michigan State April 17. The Illinois baseball team travel to Iowa City for a three-game series against the Hawkeyes with three weekends left in the regular season.

Illini push through finals ahead of road series against Iowa

By Jared Ebanks, Staff Writer May 14, 2021

With just three weekends left in the regular season, the Illini travel to Iowa City for a three-game series against the Hawkeyes. After snapping Maryland's six-game winning streak, Illinois dropped the...

The Illinois softball team meets on the mound to discuss pitching strategies against Indiana April 23. This upcoming weekend, the Illini will face Iowa in its last four-game series of the regular season.

Illinois wraps up regular-season campaign with showdown at Iowa

By Allende Miglietta, Staff Writer May 14, 2021

This upcoming weekend, Illinois will face Iowa in its last four-game series of the regular season. Both teams are going into game one with an overall record of 23-17, yet that doesn’t faze the Illini....

Junior Connor Artman leaps into the air during the long jump event at the Fighting Illini Big Ten Relays April 23. The Illinois track and field team will host the Big Ten Outdoor Championships this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Demirjian Park.

Illinois returns to Champaign for Big Ten Outdoor Championships

By Andre Thomas, Staff Writer May 13, 2021

The Big Ten Outdoor Championships will take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Demirjian Park in Champaign, meaning the Illini will be back at home again after also having the Big Ten Relays at home....

Senior Tristyn Nowlin completes her last first drive at the NCAA Columbus Regional meet May 12. The Illinois women's golf team placed 13th in the tournament.

Illini finish 13th at NCAA Columbus Regional

By Renato Arteaga, Staff Writer May 12, 2021

After marching its way into the NCAA Regional tournament each of the four last postseasons, the Illinois women’s golf has seen its season officially come to an end after placing 13th at this year’s...

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