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Grades and takeaways: Illinois crushes Northwestern on road

Grades and takeaways: Illinois crushes Northwestern on road

By Alec Busse, Staff Writer

February 27, 2020

Sophomore guard Alan Griffin exited the court at the 5:05 mark of the second half to a standing ovation. Illinois was playing in Evanston, Illinois. According to a Tweet from the Illini basketball team's Twitter, most of the crowd was decked out in orange and blue. But, Griffin deserved the recognit...

Griffin leads Illinois to road victory at Northwestern

Griffin leads Illinois to road victory at Northwestern

By Gabby Hajduk, Staff Writer

February 27, 2020

Aggressive, tight defense has been the identity of Illinois basketball throughout the season, but consistent shooting from all areas of the court at Northwestern Thursday night helped guide the Illini to a 74-66 win. Illinois (19-9, 11-6) clinched its first winning conference season since 2010. Sopho...

Diab earns still rings title at Winter Cup Challenge

Diab earns still rings title at Winter Cup Challenge

By Bradley Zimmerman, Staff Writer

February 27, 2020

Illinois gymnasts Jordan Kovach and Alex Diab competed as individuals last weekend when they competed in the USA Gymnastics Winter Cup Challenge in Las Vegas. The duo experienced mixed success; Kovach was injured on Day One during his vault landing and was unable to complete the all-around event he was ...

Illinois prepares for trio of ranked foes at Frisco Classic

By Rich Eberwein, Staff Writer

February 27, 2020

With a two-game winning streak and a 3-3 record under its belts, the Illinois baseball team will face three ranked teams in the Frisco Classic this weekend. The games will be played in Frisco, Texas, and will pit Illinois against No. 18 Texas A&M on Friday evening, No. 22 Oklahoma State Saturday a...

Hoiberg, ‘Braska ball comes to State Farm Center following career with Chicago Bulls

Hoiberg, ‘Braska ball comes to State Farm Center following career with Chicago Bulls

By Miles Powers-Huang, Staff Writer

February 26, 2020

If you asked Nebraska head coach Fred Hoiberg at the start of the 2018-19 NBA season where he saw himself coaching in 16 months, he probably would’ve said at the United Center in Chicago, continuing the rebuild with the Chicago Bulls. Hoiberg was coaching at Illinois Monday night, however, he was not roaming the s...

Illini vie with Wildcats to keep standing

Illini vie with Wildcats to keep standing

By Miles Powers-Huang, Staff Writer

February 26, 2020

After taking care of Nebraska on Monday night, Illinois (18-9, 10-6) faces the other basement dweller in the Big Ten standings, Northwestern (6-20, 1-15), Thursday on the road. Illinois is looking to pile on wins with seeding for the Big Ten Tournament still up in the air. Although the Illini are wi...

Dosunmu named Big Ten Player of the Week

Dosunmu named Big Ten Player of the Week

By Brendyn Jones, Assistant Sports Editor

February 25, 2020

Illinois sophomore guard Ayo Dosunmu was named Big Ten Player of the Week, Illinois Athletics and the Big Ten announced Monday. The award follows Illinois’ only game last week in which they defeated then-ranked No. 9 Penn State on the road.  Dosunmu was the best player on the court against the Nittany Lio...

Illini harvest 11-point win over Corn Huskers at home Monday night

Illini harvest 11-point win over Corn Huskers at home Monday night

By Gabby Hajduk, Staff Writer

February 24, 2020

Illinois basketball is back on a winning streak after beating Nebraska (7-20, 2-14) at State Farm Center on Monday night. The Illini, now 10-6 in the Big Ten, handled a Huskers team that hasn’t won a game since Jan. 7. With the victory, the Illini make their way into a five-way tie for ...

Illinois to host Nebraska at State Farm Center Monday

Illinois to host Nebraska at State Farm Center Monday

By Gabby Hajduk, Staff Writer

February 24, 2020

After a stretch of playing five back-to-back games, Illinois basketball went on a six-day break before it hostw Nebraska at State Farm Center on Monday night. Illinois ended a four-game losing streak with a win at No. 9 Penn State last Tuesday as sophomore guard Ayo Dosunmu returned from a knee injur...

Illinois picks up wins over Coastal Carolina, West Virginia

Illinois picks up wins over Coastal Carolina, West Virginia

By Rich Eberwein, Staff Writer

February 24, 2020

Illinois won two games and lost one over the weekend as they traveled to South Carolina. The team lost Friday against West Carolina, 9-2, but picked up wins against Coastal Carolina (5-2) on Saturday and West Virginia (2-1) on Sunday. The weekend competition moved the team to a 3-3 record. Junior left-handed p...

Illinois caps season with 23-9 win over Fresno State

Illinois caps season with 23-9 win over Fresno State

By Andrew Medina, Staff Writer

February 24, 2020

The Illinois wrestling team had its final dual meet in Huff Hall against Fresno State and won with a decisive 23-9 team score. Redshirt freshman Justin Cardani, senior Travis Piotrowski, redshirt senior Eric Barone, redshirt freshman Danny Braunagel, redshirt senior Joey Gunther, redshirt freshman Zac...

Davis, Jazo capture individual titles at Alex Wilson Invitational

Davis, Jazo capture individual titles at Alex Wilson Invitational

By Renato Arteaga, Staff writer

February 24, 2020

The Illinois men’s track and field team competed at the 2020 Alex Wilson Invitational at Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, on Saturday. All the events at this meet took place in the Loftus Sports Center and featured nationally-ranked No. 12 Indiana and No. 20 Iowa. Although a small selection of the team compe...

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