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Head coach Lovie Smith named Dodd Trophy Coach of the Week

Head coach Lovie Smith named Dodd Trophy Coach of the Week

By JJ Kim, Assistant Sports Editor

October 22, 2019

Illinois head football coach Lovie Smith was selected as The Dodd Trophy Coach of the Week, an honor for a football coach who led his team to a monumental victory the week before. The award, presented by the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Foundation and Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, is a cherry on top for...

Sidney out for season

Sidney out for season

By Rachel Spencer, Assistant Sports Editor

October 22, 2019

Graduate transfer and wide receiver Trevon Sidney will be out for the rest of the season, according to an announcement from Illinois Athletics and head coach Lovie Smith Tuesday afternoon. Sidney sustained a left leg injury on the road at Minnesota on October 5, and was out for both the Michigan and W...

Why we love Illinois

Why we love Illinois

By Tatiania Perry, Staff Writer

October 21, 2019

We don’t care that Illinois isn’t doing well right now. We say we don't care, but if we actually didn't, we would stop watching the games. We care about the amazing place that is Illinois, and we care about the family that comes with being an Illini fan. We didn’t go to the homecoming game wi...

Illinois vs. Wisconsin game notes

Illinois vs. Wisconsin game notes

By Miles Powers-Huang, Staff Writer

October 21, 2019

It was the win no one in America saw coming. Illinois, a 30-point underdog, stunned No. 6-ranked and undefeated Wisconsin, 24-23, for a homecoming victory. Offensively, Illinois stepped up when its back was against the wall, contrary to previous performances this season such as the Nebraska game. On defen...

Homecoming football notebook

Homecoming football notebook

By Meghan Rest, Sports Editor

October 21, 2019

A sea of orange and blue flooded the field at Memorial Stadium following Illinois’ upset over No. 6 Wisconsin Saturday during the Illini’s 109th Homecoming game.  The win not only broke Illinois’ four-game losing streak, but also handed the team it’s first conference win of the season an...

Illinois undermines No. 6 Wisconsin 24-23

Illinois undermines No. 6 Wisconsin 24-23

By Jared Farmer, Staff Writer

October 21, 2019

The Illini football team has come just short of winning more than a few times this season. Illinois was poised to uphold its domineering momentum or look like a team lacking just enough spark to secure a comeback. Game after game after game, so close, but yet so far. But the Illini managed to finally pull off t...

Lindenwood overpowers Illinois club hockey in weekend series

Lindenwood overpowers Illinois club hockey in weekend series

By Carson Gourdie, Staff Writer

October 21, 2019

The Illinois club hockey team took on Lindenwood this weekend in a battle of two top-10 teams. However, the competition didn’t live up to the hype for the Illini. The opening game of the series was a heavyweight bout, with both teams dishing out physical hits while still getting some shots on goal. ...

Illinois upsets No. 6 Wisconsin

Illinois upsets No. 6 Wisconsin

By Jared Farmer, Staff Writer

October 19, 2019

The Illini football team has come just short of winning more than a few times this season. Poised to uphold its domineering momentum, or looking like a team lacking just enough spark to secure a comeback. Game after game after game, so close, but yet so far. But the Illini managed to finally pull...

Illini place seventh at Crooked Sticks Collegiate

Illini place seventh at Crooked Sticks Collegiate

By Rich Eberwein, Staff Writer

October 18, 2019

The men’s golf team finished out the Crooked Sticks Collegiate in seventh place among 14 teams with a total score of 24-over par.  The tournament was hosted by Indiana and saw Georgia take first place with a total team score of just 3-over par, while Vanderbilt (+4), Northwestern (+15), Marquette ...

Illini hope to bounce back at Florida invitational

Illini hope to bounce back at Florida invitational

By Jonah Perez, Staff Writer

October 18, 2019

This weekend the Illini are participating in the Tavistock Collegiate Invitational in Windermere, Florida, a suburb of Orlando, hosted by the University of Central Florida and West Virginia. From Oct. 20-22 at the Isleworth Golf and Country Club, the team will be competing against five other top-25 ran...

Illinois looks ahead to Bradley Pink Classic

Illinois looks ahead to Bradley Pink Classic

By Savaughn Anderson, Contributing Writer

October 17, 2019

The Illinois men’s cross country team will be traveling to Peoria, Illinois, for the Bradley Pink Classic hosted by Bradley on Friday at the Newman Golf Course. With this year’s meet being an open invite to all Division I, II and III teams, Illinois looks to improve its fall season after placing...

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