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Home of the Braves: Illinois falls to Bradley, 8-12

Home of the Braves: Illinois falls to Bradley, 8-12

By Jake Hasan, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019


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

After taking the weekend series against Minnesota, the same problems that have plagued Illinois all season surfaced once again against Bradley on Tuesday. The Illini started the game with the lead, going into the top of the third inning 4-1, then swapped leads through the next frames and jumped out in...

Team aims for national title

Team aims for national title

By Nithin Reddy, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019


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

The Illinois men’s gymnastics team will compete in the NCAA Championship Friday and Saturday at the State Farm Center.   Just two weeks after the Illini came up short in their bid to be back-to-back Big Ten champions, the team will face the 11 best teams in the country as they try to break the Okla...

Men’s golf travels to Iowa for Hawkeye Invitational

Men’s golf travels to Iowa for Hawkeye Invitational

By Brendyn Jones, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019


Filed under Golf, Men's Sports, Sports, Uncategorized

This weekend, the Illinois men’s golf team will head west to Iowa to compete in the Hawkeye Invitational. The event is hosted by the University of Iowa and will take place at the Finkbine Golf Course in Iowa City. The Illini are coming off a seventh-place finish after competing at the Augu...

Illinois set tone for road series win over Minnesota

Illinois set tone for road series win over Minnesota

By Jake Hasan, Staff Writer

April 16, 2019


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

After taking a loss at the hands of Illinois State last Tuesday, the Illinois baseball team got back in the win column against Minnesota over the weekend. During the three-game series, their third in the conference, the Illini looked strong once again against the Golden Gophers. The Illini came ou...

Freshman contribution drives team forward

Freshman contribution drives team forward

By Brendyn Jones, Staff Writer

April 15, 2019


Filed under Golf, Men's Sports, Sports

After the Illinois men’s golf team competed in the Macdonald Cup in late September, head coach Mike Small talked about how he thought there was no clear leader on the team since all of his golfers had been emerging as leaders. As the season goes on, Small's statement has held true, as the biggest p...

Illinois looks forward to fall

Illinois looks forward to fall

By Gavin Good, Staff Writer

April 15, 2019


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

There may still be about four-and-a-half months before Illinois football’s season opener against Akron, but Illinois put on its first spring game since 2015 on Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium. Though there will likely be many changes to the Illini’s lineup, and since the class of 2023 is...

Seniors pave way toward strong NCAA finish

Seniors pave way toward strong NCAA finish

By Nithin Reddy, Staff Writer

April 15, 2019


Filed under Gymnastics, Men's Sports, Sports

The Illinois men’s gymnastics senior class has already left a legacy on the program. The seniors have won a Big Ten Championship, multiple individual National Championships and have even been named All-Americans. The Illini are led by three seniors, Alex Diab, Johnny Jacobson and Ross Thompson. Diab...

Yalowitz makes a comeback

Yalowitz makes a comeback

By Miles Powers-Huang, Staff Writer

April 15, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Men's Sports, Sports

After breaking out in 2017 and batting .335 with 12 home runs and 44 RBI’s on his way to earning All-Big Ten first-team honors, hopes were high for Illinois outfielder Jack Yalowitz heading into his junior season. However, 2018 proved to be a trying time for the Chicago native. Yalowitz batted just ...

Illini prepare for upcoming season

Illini prepare for upcoming season

By Tati Perry, Staff Writer

April 15, 2019


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

At this point hearing that the Illini football squad looks good and will finally have a good season is just a loaded cliche that leaves fans more disappointed because they dared hope. For the entirety of coach Lovie Smith’s time with the team, all I have heard is, “Just wait, this team will be something...

Illini win seven events at home

Illini win seven events at home

By Claire O'Brien, Staff Writer

April 15, 2019


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

Illini compete at Texas A&M, Champaign On April 6, the Illini track and field team competed at The Reveille at Texas A&M University. The women’s track and field team had solid performances, including sophomore distance runner Nicki Cast finishing third in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and ...

Illinois signs second USC transfer to 2019 roster

Illinois signs second USC transfer to 2019 roster

By JJ Kim, Assistant Sports Editor

April 14, 2019


Filed under Football, Men's Sports, Sports

The Illinois football staff continued to make splashes in the recruiting world today as they poached another graduate transfer from the Trojans with commits former four-star wide receiver Trevon Sidney Sunday afternoon and from former five-star defensive end Oluwole Betiku last week. https://twitter....

Underwood cleared of player abuse allegations, DIA said in statement

Underwood cleared of player abuse allegations, DIA said in statement

By Alec Busse, Contributing Writer

April 12, 2019


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

Head coach Brad Underwood has been cleared of pending allegations regarding player abuse during his first year at the helm of the Illinois men's basketball program. The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics released a statement regarding the investigation's findings Friday afternoon.  The statement follows the investigation sparked by complaints about Underwood's lang...

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