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The Basketball Tournament: House of ‘Paign comeback effort falls short against Red Scare

House of Paign player Andres Feliz shoots the ball during the match against Carmen’s Crew in The Basketball Tournament on Wednesday.

By Nithin Reddy, Staff Writer

July 10, 2020

House of ‘Paign lost to Red Scare 83-76 in The Basketball Tournament. After two impressive wins to start the tournament, House of ‘Paign was eliminated as they struggled to find much comfort throughout the game. For the first time in the tournament, Mike Daum struggled offensively. After back-t...

The Basketball Tournament 2020: House of ‘Paign to face Red Scare in quarterfinals

House of Paign player Billy Garrett jumps and catches the ball during the match against Carmen’s Crew in The Basketball Tournament on Wednesday.

By Nithin Reddy, Staff Writer

July 10, 2020

House of ‘Paign will face Red Scare in the quarterfinal of The Basketball Tournament this afternoon. House of ‘Paign is coming off of a big second-round win against Carmen’s Crew, the No. 1 seed in the tournament and the reigning champions. Carmen’s Crew, the Ohio State alumni team, was the he...

Illini women’s basketball returns to Champaign

Senior Brandi Beasley drives past a defender during the match against Indiana on Feb. 13 at State Farm Center.

By Claire O'Brien, Staff Writer

July 10, 2020

As Illinois moves into Phase 4 of COVID-19 recovery, the Illini teams have begun to make their way back to campus, and the women’s basketball team has started to ease into practice over the last two weeks. Head coach Nancy Fahey said the team has been communicating over the last several months via Z...

Big Ten moves to conference only fall schedule

Redshirt freshman Matt Robinson throws a pass during the match against Northwestern on Nov. 30, 2019 at Memorial Stadium.

By Carson Gourdie, Assistant Sports Editor

July 9, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has officially hit Power Five football. The Big Ten, most likely, has decided to enact a conference-only schedule for all fall sports as the conference tries to eliminate long distance traveling and have a universal method for testing its athletes. Multiple sources within...

Another college baseball program falls victim to virus

Senior Joey Gerber throws a pitch during competition.

By Rich Eberwein, Staff Writer

July 9, 2020

Boise State announced the elimination of its baseball, swimming and diving programs last week. Just three years ago, the Broncos decided to reactivate their baseball team after decades of dormancy dating back to 1980. "Today's decision came after an extensive review and in-depth analysis of the athletics...

House of ‘Paign hold off top seeded Carmen’s Crew

House of Paign player Mike Daum celebrates with teammate Kyle Vinales after winning their match against Carmen’s Crew in The Basketball Tournament on Wednesday.

By Nithin Reddy, Staff Writer

July 8, 2020

The House of ‘Paign knocked off the top-seeded Carmen’s Crew in The Basketball Tournament to advance to the quarter-finals. Led by another great performance from Mike Daum — 23 points and 8 rebounds — the House of ‘Paign defeated the defending champions, 76-68. Daum offensively was a huge part of...

The Basketball Tournament 2020: House of ‘Paign set to face Carmen’s Crew in second round

House of Paign player Michael Finke holds the ball away from a defender during their match against War Tampa on Saturday at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH.

By Nithin Reddy, Staff Writer

July 8, 2020

The House of ‘Paign, a basketball team comprised of mostly former Illini, will face Carmen’s Crew, a team comprised of mostly Ohio State alumni, in the second round of The Basketball Tournament. In the first round of the tournament, the House of ‘Paign dominated War Tampa. Led by former All-American...

Tennis requires change to return after spring season cancellation

The Illinois Women's Tennis team huddles before the match against Eastern Michigan on Jan. 26.

By Wes Hollenberg, Staff Writer

July 7, 2020

At the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak, the college tennis season halted almost instantly. Returning to play, however, is going to require a slow, methodical approach that may result in the sport looking different than it ever has before.  Fortunately, the NCAA has a blueprint to look off of in the fo...

The Basketball Tournament 2020: House of ‘Paign notches first win over War Tampa

House of Paign player Michael Finke goes for a dunk during their match against War Tampa on Saturday at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH.

By Nithin Reddy, Staff Writer

July 5, 2020

The House of ‘Paign defeated War Tampa 76-53 in the first round of The Basketball Tournament. In a dominant opening performance, the House of ‘Paign were able to limit War Tampa to a measly 30% shooting from the field and 13% shooting from three. War Tampa only had one player reach double-digit point...

House of ‘Paign TBT Team Preps for First Game

Senior Andres Feliz pushes forward against a defender during the match against Indiana on March 1, 2020 at State Farm Center. Feliz is part of the House of Paign team that is scheduled to compete in the TBT tournament tonight.

By Nithin Reddy, Staff Writer

July 4, 2020

The House of ‘Paign will compete tonight in their first-ever game in The Basketball Tournament. The team is comprised of mostly former Illini, headlined by recent graduates Andres Feliz ’20, Leron Black ’18 and Malcolm Hill ’17. The team also consists of former DePaul standout Billy Garrett...

Illinois’ LB Eifler questions college football season

Senior Milo Eifler plays in a spring game on April 13, 2019.

By Carson Gourdie, Assistant Sports Editor

July 3, 2020

As the football season approaches, more and more collegiate players are asked to return to their respective campuses to get ready for the season opener, albeit coronavirus cases are going through the roof.  States like Florida are consistently hitting over 5,000 new cases daily and even hit 10,00...

Former Illini closer Joey Gerber named to Seattle Mariners’ 60-man roster

Senior Joey Gerber throws a pitch during competition.

By Rich Eberwein, Staff Writer

July 2, 2020

Prior to the announcement of Garrett Acton signing with the Athletics, Joey Gerber, another former Illini closer, was named to the Seattle Mariners’ 60-man roster on Monday. The Maple Grove, Minnesota, native ranks fourth on Illinois’s all-time saves list with 22 over three seasons. Gerber broke...

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