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Seven Illini sign with MLB, tie second-largest draft year

Seven Illini sign with MLB, tie second-largest draft year

June 23, 2019


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

Following the MLB draft earlier in June, seven Illini have signed contracts with professional teams, including six drafted members of the Illinois baseball team and one free agent. The six draft picks tied the second-place record for most in a single draft for Illinois. Michael Massey was the first...

Grad transfers Imatorbhebhe, Peters commit to Illinois

Grad transfers Imatorbhebhe, Peters commit to Illinois

By JJ Kim, Assistant Sports Editor

June 18, 2019


Filed under Football, Men's Sports, Showcase, Sports

The Illinois football team continued to add pieces to its roster as they added Josh Imatorbhebhe, a grad transfer wide receiver from the University of Southern California and Michigan transfer quarterback Brandon Peters within the past few days. Imatorbhebhe, a 6-foot-2-inch, 215-pound receiver, committed on ...

Quinn finishes seventh in NCAA finals, earns All-American honors

Quinn finishes seventh in NCAA finals, earns All-American honors

By Claire O'Brien, Staff Writer

June 11, 2019


Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Track & Field, Track & Field, Women's Sports

The Illinois men’s and women’s outdoor track and field teams wrapped up their spring campaign this week in Austin, Texas. Senior sprinter Devin Quinn finished seventh in the 100-meter dash Friday at the NCAA Championships, completing his final collegiate race with a time of 10.12 seconds. Tex...

Colorado Rockies draft Yalowitz in 10th round

Colorado Rockies draft Yalowitz in 10th round

By JJ Kim, Assistant Sports Editor

June 4, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Men's Sports, Sports

Senior Illini outfielder Jack Yalowitz was selected in the 10th round by the Colorado Rockies. The 309th overall pick was the second Illini taken in the MLB draft after junior Michael Massey was taken in the fourth round by the Kansas City Royals. “Lets. Go!!! Been an honor to play with this guy. Incredible r...

Kansas City Royals draft Michael Massey

Kansas City Royals draft Michael Massey

By JJ Kim, Assistant Sports Editor

June 4, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Men's Sports, Sports

With the 109th overall pick in the fourth round of the MLB draft, the Kansas City Royals selected Illinois’ junior second baseman Michael Massey. Massey is the highest-selected middle infielder in Illinois history and became yet another Illini drafted within the first four rounds of the draft i...

Illini add Dalevon Campbell to class of 2019

Illini add Dalevon Campbell to class of 2019

By Alec Busse, Staff Writer

June 2, 2019


Filed under Football, Men's Sports, Sports

On Friday, Illinois added Missouri City, Texas, wide receiver Dalevon Campbell to their 2019 recruiting class. Campbell could be an asset for the Illini quarterbacks, as he measures in at 6-foot-4-inches and 200 pounds. In addition to his size, Campbell has some elite speed: He runs a 100-meter dash a...

Baseball drops two at NCAA regional

Baseball drops two at NCAA regional

By Rachel Spencer, Assistant Sports Editor

June 2, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Men's Sports, Sports

It wasn’t the ending Illinois baseball was looking for in the postseason. Illinois was eliminated from the Oxford, Mississippi, NCAA regional on Saturday after a 7-5 loss to Jacksonville State. The game was the Illini’s chance at redemption after losing in the opening round of regional play to the C...

Kouma commits to Illini’s class of 2019

Kouma commits to Illini’s class of 2019

By Rachel Spencer, Assistant Sports Editor

May 31, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Illinois basketball picked up another commit Thursday, with N’Djamena, Chad, native and three-star recruit Bernard Kouma joining top-50 recruit Kofi Cockburn as a member of the Illini’s class of 2019. Kouma signed a Big Ten Tender of Financial Aid and made his own personal announcement on Twit...

Big Ten recognizes UI athletes’ academics

Big Ten recognizes UI athletes’ academics

By Hannah Preston, Interim editor-in-chief

May 30, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Golf, Golf, Softball, Sports, Tennis, Tennis, Track & Field, Track & Field

On Wednesday, 1,824 students were named to the spring Big Ten Academic All-Conference team, eligibility determined by varsity-team status, full-time student status and a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.0. From the University, a total of 73 spring student-athletes were selected. Baseball David Craan Casey D...

Illini finish in top 30 at NCAA Championships

Illini finish in top 30 at NCAA Championships

By Claire O'Brien, Staff Writer

May 30, 2019


Filed under Golf, Men's Sports, Sports

The Illinois men’s golf team finished in 27th place Sunday in the NCAA Championships at Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, Arkansas. During Friday’s first round, the Illini finished the day tied for 24th and 23-over-par, led by junior Michael Feagles and freshman Tommy Kuhl. Kuhl and Feagle...

Illinois earns NCAA regional spot

Illinois earns NCAA regional spot

By Rachel Spencer, Assistant Sports Editor

May 28, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Men's Sports, Sports

Illinois baseball earned a spot in the NCAA baseball tournament as a No. 2 seed Monday. The announcement, made on ESPNU, follows Illinois’ disappointing end to the Big Ten Tournament when a loss to Michigan knocked the team out of contention. For NCAA Regional play, Illinois will travel to Oxford, Mississi...

Illini make school history at NCAA tournaments

Illini make school history at NCAA tournaments

By Claire O'Brien, Staff Writer

May 26, 2019


Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Tennis, Tennis, Uncategorized, Women's Sports

Kovacevic carries best NCAA tournament run since 2007 The Illini men’s and women’s tennis teams had successful spring seasons, and junior Aleks Kovacevic advanced to the Final Four in the NCAA men’s singles tennis championships. Kovacevic became an All-American Tuesday as he advanced to th...

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