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Illini snaps losing streak with win over Rebels

Illini snaps losing streak with win over Rebels

By Brian Binz, Staff writer

December 10, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

After a three-game losing streak for the Illinois men’s basketball team, something had to change. The change came in the seven-foot form of freshman Samba Kane. After fellow freshman Giorgi Bezhanishvili started off the game slowly, Kane checked in with 18 minutes to go in the first half and...

Kane earns court time, helps Illini in win over UNLV

Kane earns court time, helps Illini in win over UNLV

By Brian Binz, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018


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

Just a few weeks ago, Illinois men’s basketball fans thought freshman Samba Kane was being redshirted after a string of DNPs against high-tier nonconference teams. However, his check-in against Mississippi Valley State gave those watching Illinois basketball their first glimpse of the 7-foot pla...

Familiar problems keep Illini from United Center victory

Familiar problems keep Illini from United Center victory

By Brian Binz, Staff writer

December 6, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

It was a familiar song for the Illinois men's basketball team, one it has sung a lot in the last few years. After a strong first half, followed by a flurry of fouls capped off with a desperate rally, Illinois came away with another loss against No. 19 Ohio State in front of a nearly empty United Center...

New players are mainstays for Illini

New players are mainstays for Illini

By Brian Binz, Staff writer

December 6, 2018


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

With the latest trip for Illinois being the annual United Center game against No. 19 Ohio State in Chicago, the Illinois men’s basketball team still has more questions than answers. The start of the upcoming schedule doesn’t get a whole lot easier for Illinois, which has already played high-calibe...

Illinois foul trouble proves costly in early season

Illinois foul trouble proves costly in early season

By Gavin Good, Staff writer

December 6, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Through eight games, which has made up the program’s worst win-loss start in over a century, Illinois basketball has allowed opponents a significant edge in both free throw percentage and attempts. At Nebraska over the weekend, the Cornhuskers put up 30 free throws as the Illini were called for 23 f...

Illini prepare for second dual meet

Illini prepare for second dual meet

By Brendyn Jones, Staff Writer

December 6, 2018


Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Wrestling

The Illini are fresh off a trip to Las Vegas where three wrestlers placed in the top 10. Taking down two ranked opponents, 157-pound redshirt-junior Eric Barone placed seventh in his weight class. Mike Carr, a 141-pound redshirt-sophomore,  and Travis Piotrowski, a 125-pound junior, both placed sixth. Il...

Illinois gears up to face Ohio State at United Center

Illinois gears up to face Ohio State at United Center

December 5, 2018


Filed under Men's Sports, Top Stories

Though the Illinois basketball program has had several successful players from Chicago in recent years, results have been underwhelming in past games played in the Windy City. Since 2010, the Illini are 3-5 at the United Center in regular season play and have particularly struggled against higher-quality...

Illini compete in Las Vegas

Illini compete in Las Vegas

By Brendyn Jones, Staff Writer

December 3, 2018


Filed under Sports Top Stories, Wrestling

The Illini wrestling team traveled to Las Vegas over the weekend to compete in the Cliff Keen Invitational. The last time Illinois competed, the team had a strong showing, with nine wrestlers placing at the Lindenwood Open. Illinois sent eight wrestlers to the tournament with a wrestler in every weight c...

Underwood searches for perfect lineup

Underwood searches for perfect lineup

By Brian Binz, Staff writer

December 3, 2018


Filed under Basketball

During Brad Underwood’s time at Illinois, only one thing has been constant: change. Whether it’s a change in culture with the installation of a high-pressure aggressive defense or a change in personnel with eight new players joining the team, the program is dramatically different now than it was ...

Star wrestler Rachal offers guidance to younger twin brothers

Star wrestler Rachal offers guidance to younger twin brothers

By Brendyn Jones, Staff Writer

November 29, 2018


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

Deuce Rachal has made a name for himself in his time wrestling for  Illinois.  In a recent tournament appearance in St. Louis, the redshirt senior recorded three pins in four matches on his way to winning his weight division. The heavyweight wrestler has turned his reputation into a player who’s ha...

Illinois looking to improve defense against Notre Dame

Illinois looking to improve defense against Notre Dame

By Brian Binz, Staff Writer

November 27, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

It’s back on the road again for the Illinois men’s basketball team. After a single game tune-up against Mississippi Valley State on Sunday, the Illini prepare to head to South Bend, Indiana, to try and pick up their first Power-5 win of the year. The Illini passed their first game back from the...

Men’s XC season ends with hope for future meets

Men’s XC season ends with hope for future meets

By Jonah Pérez, Staff Writer

November 27, 2018


Filed under Cross Country, Men's Sports, Sports, Top Stories

At the beginning of the year, the Illini were predicted to finish third at the NCAA Midwest Regional but fell short of expectations; however, an up-and-down season without a couple of top runners sent the team in an opposite direction. Senior Jesse Reiser and junior Jon Davis were redshirted at the ...

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