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Illinois allows late-game goals, drops two

Illinois allows late-game goals, drops two

December 3, 2018


Filed under Club Sports

In two matches, both decided late in the third period, the Illinois club hockey team suffered back-to-back losses against Davenport. The Illini got on the board early during Friday’s match, with sophomore Thomas Kolaz’s first goal of the evening three minutes into the first period. However, after ...

Illini hockey gives back to community with teddy bear toss

Illini hockey gives back to community with teddy bear toss

By Jared Farmer, Staff Writer

November 29, 2018


Filed under Club Sports

December is only days away, but Illini Hockey is already getting into the spirit of giving. In the series opener against Davenport on Friday, the Illini will host their own teddy bear toss. “Each one has netted us over 200 animals each weekend, so it’s been really successful from that standpoint,” ...

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...

Illinois splits weekend matchup

Illinois splits weekend matchup

By Jared Farmer, Staff Writer

November 5, 2018


Filed under Club Sports, Men's Sports, Sports

The Illinois Hockey team traded wins against Robert Morris at the Big Pond over the weekend. Coming off two losses against Lindenwood, the recovering Illini squad came in looking to get back on track Friday. “I thought we played a pretty strong game on Friday. It took us a little while to really get ...

Club team continues to expand, strives to compete

By Jonah Pérez, Staff Writer

October 29, 2018


Filed under Club Sports, Cross Country, Men's Sports, Sports

The Illinois cross country club team represents the University at National Intercollegiate Running Club Association competitions and occasionally races at NCAA competitions, too. The club team was originally created to help serious runners train to try out for Illinois’ Division I team, but it...

Men’s club volleyball bonds as they prepare for the season

Men’s club volleyball bonds as they prepare for the season

By JJ Kim, Contributing Writer

October 17, 2018


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

The Illinois men's volleyball team may not be an official division one team, but much like one, the team treats its newest members with a warm welcome.  Rookies have to sing during warm ups, giving players a chance to show off their voices before they take the court.  “We’ve sung ‘Hak...

Illinois competes at League of Legends College Championship

Illinois competes at League of Legends College Championship

By Gavin Good, Staff writer

June 9, 2018


Filed under Club Sports, Sports

Coming into this week’s League of Legends College Championship, few would have expected No. 8 seed Illinois to make much noise. The Illini came in rather unheralded and without the funding or scholarships many national e-sport powers have, but that hasn’t affected the team’s ability to get result...

Illinois club baseball looking to make postseason run

Illinois club baseball looking to make postseason run

By Gavin Good, Staff writer

May 12, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Club Sports, Men's Sports, Sports

Payton Lykins won’t be at his college graduation. It’s not because he failed a class or for any academic purpose. It’s because he’ll be in Battle Creek, Michigan, with the Illinois club baseball team playing for an NCBA Regional title. After going 20-2 and winning the Great Lakes South Con...

Illini fall short in ACHA title game

Illini fall short in ACHA title game

March 15, 2018


Filed under Club Sports, Hockey, Men's Sports, Sports, Top Stories

For a moment it seemed like the roller coaster season of the Illinois men’s hockey team had one last thrill in it against Adrian College. Instead, the ride was over, and the Illini will return home with a second place finish in the ACHA national tournament after falling 8-1. David Kellner scored...

Fabbrini leads Illini back to ACHA playoffs

Fabbrini leads Illini back to ACHA playoffs

By Brian Binz, Staff writer

March 8, 2018


Filed under Club Sports, Hockey, Men's Sports, Sports, Top Stories

The last time the Illinois men’s hockey team made the CSCHL title game, Nick Fabbrini wasn’t the main man behind the boards. Back in 2009, Fabbrini was a graduate assistant the year after they won the CSCHL when he was a senior on the team. Now it’s just him behind the Illini’s first trip...

Helping the Illini battle the best

Helping the Illini battle the best

By Meghan Rest, Staff writer

November 6, 2017


Filed under Club Sports, Sports, Volleyball

Big Ten volleyball, like many Big Ten sports, is a battle of the best. With three of the top-five teams in the country battling for the conference title, teams have to use all of their resources to win. A big secret behind Illinois’ 9-5 conference record isn’t a special food or workout plan – it’s ...

A day in the life of Lindsey Cusack and the Illinois rowing team

A day in the life of Lindsey Cusack and the Illinois rowing team

By Will Gerard, Staff writer

October 9, 2017


Filed under Club Sports, Sports, Top Stories

Lindsey Cusack pulled up in her midsize car at 5 a.m. on a rainy morning. The only other sign of life on Armory Avenue is a sanitation worker, who drove away just before Cusack's prompt arrival. It is Cusack’s fourth year with the Illinois rowing team, which sets her apart from the rest of her...

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