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Illini basketball connects with fans through social media

Students in the Orange Krush fan section cheer for the Illini basketball team during their match against Iowa on March 8 at State Farm Center. The Illini social media team is using social media to engage with fans.
January 25, 2021

In a college basketball season where the fans “watching” the game are mostly cardboard cutouts, social media is one of the sources where fans go to keep tabs on their favorite teams and athletes. Some...

Illinois is running out of time to meet lofty expectations

Illinois coach Brad Underwood plans a play on the sidelines during the game against Purdue on Jan. 2.
January 25, 2021

Expectations were higher than they had been in 15 years for Illinois basketball entering the bizarre 2020-2021 COVID-19 influenced season. But in its first real challenge against Baylor, Illinois lost....

Bielema builds all-star staff, keeps talented seniors

Bielema builds all-star staff, keeps talented seniors
January 25, 2021

Just over a month after being named the new head coach at Illinois, Bret Bielema has finalized his staff for the 2021 football season and has retained multiple key players for an extra year of eligibility.  Bielema...

Illini sports update: Wrestling, gymnastics, volleyball teams off to undefeated starts

Senior Dylan Duncan attempts to break the hold of his opponent during the meet against Purdue on Friday. The men’s wrestling team is undefeated this season (4-0).
January 25, 2021

Just 10 months ago, the sports world came to a sudden halt due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Winter sport playoffs and tournaments were canceled, and almost the entirety of spring seasons were never played....

No. 3 Illini defeat Buckeyes in Big Ten opener

Sophomore Evan Manivong competes in the vault event during the meet against Ohio State on Saturday.
January 23, 2021

The No. 3 Illinois men’s gymnastics team competed in its first Big Ten meet of the season when they faced Ohio State on Saturday in Huff Hall. Though the Illini fell behind on their first two events,...

Illini finish strong in Iowa, came close to more success

Aman Thornton poses for a headshot. Thornton took home first place in the 600-meter premier at the Larry Wieczorek Invitational this weekend.
January 23, 2021

After battling Northwestern and Wisconsin last week in Madison, the Illini traveled West to participate in the Larry Wieczorek Invitational, a two-day, Iowa Hawkeye hosted event. The Illini made some progress...

Illini knock off Boilermakers, stay perfect

Sophomore Luke Luffman locks his opponents arm during the match against Purdue on Friday. The Illini won the match 19-17.
January 23, 2021

The Illini defeated the Purdue Boilermakers 19-17 on Friday night, improving to 4-0 on the season. Illinois and Purdue each won five bouts in their matches, but it was Illinois who came out on top after...

No. 3 Illini to open Big Ten schedule against Ohio State

Junior Clay Mason Stephens prepares to perform during competition. Stephens will return to compete for the Illini tomorrow after recovering from an ACL tear.
January 23, 2021

After starting its season with a victory over Northern Illinois last weekend, the No. 3 ranked Illinois men’s gymnastics team is set to begin Big Ten competition with a home meet against Ohio State Saturday...

Myers named College Gymnastics Association’s Rookie of the Week after first collegiate meet

Freshman Logan Myers competes in the rings event during the meet against Northern Illinois on Jan. 15.
January 22, 2021

Illinois’ virtual meet against Northern Illinois on Jan. 15 was not only the first-ever virtual gymnastics meet in NCAA history, but also the first collegiate meet of freshman Logan Myers’ career....

Illinois looks to continue strong start, face off against Purdue 

Luke Luffman grapples with his opponent during the meet against Purdue on Feb. 16, 2020. Illinois will face off against Purdue again today at Huff Hall.
January 22, 2021

The Illini men’s wrestling team is set to take on the Purdue Boilermakers this Friday at Huff Hall. They will try to remain perfect after they defeated the Wisconsin Badgers and The Ohio State Buckeyes...

Perry bets on NFL future with return to Bielema

Roderick Perry tackles the opposing ball carrier during the game against Iowa on Dec. 5.
January 21, 2021

Roderick Perry didn’t take the conventional route for furthering an NFL career. Perry, a native of Raleigh, North Carolina, went across state lines and attended South Carolina State, an FCS school. After...

Player Grades: Consistent offense, energy from Cockburn, Frazier lead Illini in dominant win

Senior Trent Frazier shoots a three during the game against Penn State on Tuesday. The Illini won the game 79-65.
January 20, 2021

The Illini bounced back smoothly against Penn State on Tuesday night after two disappointing losses to Maryland and Ohio State. With a lineup change at the four position, dominant scoring from sophomore...

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