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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...

Illinois hockey team prepping for preseason matchup against Springfield Blues

Illinois hockey team prepping for preseason matchup against Springfield Blues

September 7, 2017


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

Illinois head coach Nick Fabbrini will not be worried about the results of the Illinois hockey team’s preseason matchup against the Springfield Blues this weekend. “This weekend isn’t so much results oriented. Obviously, we want to win, we want to win every time we step on the ice,” Fabbrini...

Illinois Ice Arena renovations needed to get done, according to players

Illinois Ice Arena renovations needed to get done, according to players

By Erich Fisher, Staff writer

August 28, 2017


Filed under Club Sports, Hockey, Sports

After three months of renovations, the University of Illinois Ice Arena officially reopened on Aug. 21. With these renovations comes excitement for Illinois’ Division I hockey club team. Before the renovations, the Big Pond, as the arena is known by its frequent attendants, possessed boards and glass that...

Wheeler wants progress from Illinois women’s wheelchair basketball team

Wheeler wants progress from Illinois women’s wheelchair basketball team

By Ryan Wilson, Staff writer

February 3, 2017


Filed under Club Sports, Sports, Wheelchair Basketball, Women's Sports

The Illinois women’s wheelchair basketball team is coming off a tournament in which players’ mistakes were audibled. During the team’s second game against the Canadian Academy Team last weekend, freshman Erica Wilson and senior Chelsea McClammer were yelled at by either senior leader Kaitlyn...

Heflin’s big weekend leads Illinois hockey to sweep

Heflin’s big weekend leads Illinois hockey to sweep

By Stephen Cohn, Staff writer

January 17, 2017


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

Illinois hockey goalie David Heflin tallied his second shutout of the season Saturday night against Iowa State. Junior center Eric Cruickshank was only able to describe Heflin’s performance with one word: swagger. “He’s sucking up pucks when they’re coming in,” Cruickshank said. ...

Illinois hockey looking for winning streak after weekend split

Illinois hockey looking for winning streak after weekend split

By Stephen Cohn, Staff writer

January 12, 2017


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

While Illinois students have been enjoying winter break, the Illinois hockey team has been trying to catch up in the CSCHL standings. No. 15 Illinois (13-6-3) got a jump on its spring semester last weekend by splitting a series with Robert Morris (19-4-2) in Bensenville, Illinois. Two early...

Sporting goals beyond sports

Sporting goals beyond sports

By Ryan Wilson, Staff writer

November 8, 2016


Filed under Club Sports, Men's Sports, Sports, Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Basketball, Women's Sports

When Adam Bleakney first walked into an Iowa driver’s license facility, everything seemed normal. A month and a half later, though, he returned to the facility and talked with the same employee. But this time, she looked at him completely differently, Bleankey said. “From my personal experience,...

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