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Iowa spoils senior night, takes down Illinois in historic 63-0 loss

Iowa spoils senior night, takes down Illinois in historic 63-0 loss

By Gavin Good, Staff writer

November 17, 2018


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

During the week, Illinois football head coach Lovie Smith called the game against Iowa his team’s playoffs. The Illini followed up the challenge with a 63-0 loss, tying the program’s record margin of defeat, which came in a 63-0 loss at the University of Chicago in 1906. “We didn't play wel...

Illinois to face Iowa in final home game

Illinois to face Iowa in final home game

By Tatiania Perry, Staff writer

November 16, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's Sports, Sports

Illinois will be welcoming Iowa to Memorial Stadium for the 34th time on Saturday. The teams have met a total of 74 times, with Illinois leading the series 38-33 with two ties. Iowa is currently on a five-game winning streak dating back to 2008. Last season in Iowa City the game was tied 13-10 late ...

Rushing proves to be team’s most consistent success

Rushing proves to be team’s most consistent success

By Gavin Good, Staff writer

November 15, 2018


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

Nobody has run the football like the Illini have so far in November. Through the first half of the month, Illinois led the country with 813 rushing yards, 9.68 yards per carry and 10 rushing touchdowns. Those stats are reflective of the offensive improvements, particularly on the ground, under Rod Smith f...

Notes, takeaways from Illinois’ loss to Georgetown

Notes, takeaways from Illinois’ loss to Georgetown

November 15, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

The Illini men’s basketball team was without its starting point guard, as sophomore Trent Frazier was ruled out with a concussion before tipoff Tuesday night.  Junior guard Andres Feliz got the start instead and had 13 points to go with five assists. The Illini missed Frazier as they went on a fiv...

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...

Georgetown upends Illinois despite Dosunmu’s high scoring effort

Georgetown upends Illinois despite Dosunmu’s high scoring effort

By Gavin Good, Staff writer

November 14, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Illinois had an up-and-down battle against Georgetown Tuesday night in the team's second game of the season.  The Illini led early, but the Hoyas owned the boards and the paint, easily working the ball in from the perimeter for high-percentage scoring opportunities. Georgetown went 20-for-21 at the rim, with five...

Illini secure first recruit of 2019 class

Illini secure first recruit of 2019 class

By Brian Binz, Staff writer

November 13, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Brad Underwood has secured the first commit for the 2019 class. Antwan January committed to the Illini over Florida State and Kansas State, among others. January transferred to Hillcrest Prep in Phoenix this fall after playing in the Los Angeles area. The four-star center will add much-needed front...

Atkins donation to fund baseball training center

Atkins donation to fund baseball training center

By Meghan Rest, Assistant Sports Editor

November 13, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Men's Sports, Sports

Illinois’ baseball program is getting an $8 million upgrade. Athletic director Josh Whitman announced the construction of the Susan and Clint Atkins Baseball Training Center, scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2021, Tuesday morning during a press conference. The construction of the 26,...

Illini head into second game of season against Georgetown

Illini head into second game of season against Georgetown

By Jake Hasan

November 12, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

The Georgetown Hoyas will be heading into the State Farm Center Tuesday night, and Illinois men's basketball head coach Brad Underwood had praise for the team out east. “To be one of the best you gotta beat the best,” Underwood said. The Hoyas come into the contest following a strong 85-78 win ...

Team sweeps weekend series versus Crimson Tide

Team sweeps weekend series versus Crimson Tide

By Jared Farmer, Staff writer

November 12, 2018


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

The Illini hockey team withstood “the Tide” as it swept its weekend series against Alabama. Hosted at the UI Ice Arena, the Illini held the Crimson Tide to just three goals on the weekend. Illinois wasted no time setting the tone for Friday’s matchup. Sophomore Drew Richter was the first goal-s...

Illini bounce back in St. Louis match

Illini bounce back in St. Louis match

By Brendyn Jones, Staff writer

November 12, 2018


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

After a team loss to Missouri in its first action of the season last weekend, the Illinois wrestling team headed to St. Louis to try to get back in the win column.  Illinois dominated throughout the tournament, earning three titles from Andre Lee, Johnny Mologousis and Deuce Rachal. Mologousis, competi...

Notes and grades from Illinois’ 54-35 loss at Nebraska

Notes and grades from Illinois’ 54-35 loss at Nebraska

By Gavin Good, Staff writer

November 10, 2018


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

One way to lose games in the Big Ten, especially on the road, is to turn the ball over. That’s what the Illini did on Saturday, coughing the ball up seven times and losing three fumbles.  In his return to Nebraska, where he didn’t play a snap in 2014 or 2015, quarterback AJ Bush was intercepted twice....

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