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No. 21 Illinois tops Michigan on the road, 64-62

No. 21 Illinois tops Michigan on the road, 64-62

By Miles Powers-Huang, Staff Writer

January 25, 2020

With the shot clock ticking down and the game tied at 62, sophomore Ayo Dosunmu made his move to the basket. As he crossed over back and forth off the dribble, he was eventually cut off, trying to lean in and settled for a contested jumper from the foul line. Though it wasn’t an ideal look, Dosunmu...

Illinois falls to No. 20 Maryland at home

Illinois falls to No. 20 Maryland at home

By Claire O'Brien, Staff Writer

January 25, 2020

Ali Andrews led the Illini women’s basketball team (10-8, 1-6) with 20 points in a 79-60 loss against Maryland (15-4, 6-2) Thursday night at the State Farm Center. Freshman Kennedi Myles did not play due to a concussion. Illinois was off to a slow start, down 8-0, within the first two minutes. Maryla...

Illini to kick off spring season at home

Illini to kick off spring season at home

By Danielle Rhody, Staff Writer

January 25, 2020

The Illini women’s tennis team kicks off the 2020 season on Sunday at home in Urbana, Illinois. The team will be competing against Texas Christian University at 12 p.m. and Eastern Michigan at 4 p.m. The Illini haven’t officially competed since Nov. 3, so there has been considerable preparation for ...

Swim and dive preview

By Angelle Cortes, Staff Writer

January 24, 2020

The Illinois swim and dive team heads into the new year after ending the first half of the 2019-20 season with a 4-3-1 record. For the first part of the University's Winter Break, the swimmers and divers were practicing in a different environment than the cold winter weather of Illinois. The swimmers pr...

No. 21 Illinois ties for first in the Big Ten ahead of road trip to Michigan Saturday

No. 21 Illinois ties for first in the Big Ten ahead of road trip to Michigan Saturday

By Sports Desk

January 24, 2020

The No. 21 Illinois men's basketball team (14-5; 6-2) is tied for first in the Big Ten after No. 11-ranked Michigan State (14-5; 6-2) fell to unranked Indiana (15-4; 5-3) in Bloomington, Ind. Thursday night. Illinois will travel to Ann Arbor, Mich. Saturday to face unranked Michigan for the second...

Grades and takeaways: Illinois at Purdue

Grades and takeaways: Illinois at Purdue

By Alec Busse, Staff Writer

January 23, 2020

For the first time since 2008, Illinois went to Purdue and came out victorious, 79-62. Illinois overcame the adversity of sophomore Alan Griffin being ejected in the first half for stepping on Purdue’s Sasha Stefanovic and sophomore Giorgi Bezhanishvili picking up two early fouls. Illinois junior Trent ...

Women’s gymnastics shares pre-meet road trip rituals

Women’s gymnastics shares pre-meet road trip rituals

By Claire O'Brien, Staff Writer

January 23, 2020

Road trips often happen in the carefree days of summer, when people load up the car and explore places around the country. But road trips aren’t exclusive to summer, and not all road trips are for leisure. The Illinois women’s gymnastics team often travels to meets; with meets being several hours a...

Frazier takes on task to lead Illini offense

Frazier takes on task to lead Illini offense

By Miles Powers-Huang, Staff Writer

January 23, 2020

As the Illini looked to extend the lead to close the first half out in Saturday’s 75-71 victory over Northwestern, the ball found its way to junior Trent Frazier on the right wing. Frazier caught the ball and dragged it from side to side to survey his options, then immediately let it go from deep once he sa...

Men’s golf returns from busy break in Florida contest

Men’s golf returns from busy break in Florida contest

By Rich Eberwein, Staff Writer

January 22, 2020

The men’s golf team returns to action on Feb. 1, and the players have been keeping their skills sharp during winter break with several athletes competing in offseason tournaments.   Junior Varun Chopra, sophomore Luke Armbrust and sophomore Tommy Kuhl competed in the Saguaro Amateur, which conclu...

Track and field kicks off 2020 season

Track and field kicks off 2020 season

By Rachel Spencer, Assistant Sports Editor

January 22, 2020

Illinois men’s and women’s track and field competed at the Larry Wieczorek Invitational in Iowa City, Iowa, this past week to kick off their 2020 indoor seasons. Both programs started the season with strong performances in field events. Junior Amira Aduma finished first in the women’s long jum...

Women’s basketball begins season against No. 2 Maryland

Women’s basketball begins season against No. 2 Maryland

By Claire O'Brien, Staff Writer

January 22, 2020

After a 77-47 loss at Ohio State Sunday, the Illinois women’s basketball team (10-8, 1-6) begins the semester at the State Farm Center Thursday to play No. 20 Maryland (14-4, 5-2). The Maryland Terrapins are currently tied for second in the Big Ten alongside the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. Illinois ha...

No. 21 Illinois earns first road win at Purdue since 2008

No. 21 Illinois earns first road win at Purdue since 2008

By Gabby Hajduk, Staff Writer

January 21, 2020

Illinois basketball hasn’t left Mackey Arena with a win since December 2008. The No. 21 Illini (14-5, 6-2) broke the 11-game losing streak at Purdue Tuesday night with a 79-62 win, completing the sweep against the Boilermakers. “It was amazing to just look at that scoreboard and watch the time run out an...

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