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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...

Team takes second postseason win at Myrtle Beach

Team takes second postseason win at Myrtle Beach

By Claire O’Brien, Staff Writer

May 19, 2019


Filed under Golf, Men's Sports, Sports

Illinois men’s golf won the NCAA golf Myrtle Beach Regional Wednesday at TPC Myrtle Beach in South Carolina. This is the second straight postseason win for the team, which won the Big Ten Tournament April 28. The Illini were led by junior Michael Feagles, who finished first individually. Feagles finished four-under-par on each of the first two d...

Small named Coach of the Year

Small named Coach of the Year

By Brendyn Jones, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019


Filed under Golf, Men's Sports, Sports

Illinois men’s golf head coach Mike Small was honored with Big Ten Golf Coach of the Year award on Tuesday after the team won its fifth consecutive Big Ten Championship. This is the 11th time Small has been named Big Ten Coach of the Year and it’s his fifth in a row. This season, he led the young...

Men’s golf captures 10th Big Ten Championship in 11 years

Men’s golf captures 10th Big Ten Championship in 11 years

By Rachel Spencer, Assistant Sports Editor

April 28, 2019


Filed under Golf, Men's Sports, Sports

The No. 24 Illinois men’s golf team continued its reign over the Big Ten Conference this weekend, capturing its 10th Big Ten Championship title in 11 years. After facing difficult conditions while playing the Philadelphia Cricket Club course in Flourtown, PA all weekend, Illinois broke away with the...

Starters selected for Big Ten tournament

Starters selected for Big Ten tournament

By Brendyn Jones, Staff Writer

April 25, 2019


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

Over the last decade, the Illinois men’s golf team has been one of the most successful programs for Illinois athletics. It has won nine Big Ten Championships in the last 10 years, solidifying its hold over the conference. This weekend, in Philadelphia, the team will have the chance to continue its ...

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...

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...

Golf prepares for Augusta meet

Golf prepares for Augusta meet

By Brendyn Jones, Staff Writer

April 4, 2019


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

This weekend, the Illinois men’s golf team will travel to Augusta, Georgia, to compete in the Augusta Haskins Award Invitational. This is the eighth year in a row the team has competed in this tournament, and last season the Illini took first, led by a first-place performance from then-senior Dyl...

Three Illini finish in top 25 at tournament

Three Illini finish in top 25 at tournament

By Brendyn Jones, Staff writer

March 28, 2019


Filed under Golf, Men's Sports, Sports

Last weekend, the Illinois men’s golf team continued its spring season in the Tar Heel Intercollegiate tourament in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The team came in second place behind host University of North Carolina, shooting five-over-par after three rounds. This is an improvement from the team’...

Redbirds defeated, Big Ten play next

Redbirds defeated, Big Ten play next

By Meghan Rest, Assistant sports editor

February 7, 2019


Filed under Golf, Men's Sports, Sports

The Illinois men’s golf team is set to begin Big Ten match play this weekend after bagging a win against Illinois State in the Tinervin Cup on Jan. 26.   During the fall season, the Illini earned two tournament titles in the Yale MacDonald Cup and Fighting Irish Classic. However, Illinois struggl...

Men’s Golf wins second consecutive tournament at Notre Dame

Men’s Golf wins second consecutive tournament at Notre Dame

By Brendyn Jones, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018


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

No.17-ranked Illinois looked to build off its first place performance at the Macdonald Cup at Notre Dame over the weekend. The Illini achieved their second-consecutive first place outing at the Fighting Irish Classic. The Illini faced six other Big Ten teams in the tournament and comfortably defeated...

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