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Underwood switches it up, Illini rain threes in rebound victory

Underwood switches it up, Illini rain threes in rebound victory

By Gavin Good, Staff writer

November 26, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

After an 0-3 showing at the Maui Invitational, head coach Brad Underwood shook up his lineup and rotation against Mississippi Valley State (1-6) on Sunday afternoon. Seven-footer Adonis De La Rosa started alongside Giorgi Bezhanishvili for a two-man frontcourt, while Underwood deployed walk-ons Samson Oladi...

Aruba series ends with cup title

Aruba series ends with cup title

By Meghan Rest, Assistant sports editor

November 26, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Men's Sports, Sports

Illinois took its second international trip in school history over fall break and made NCAA history. The Illini took off Nov. 18 for a six-day, six-game series in Curacao and Aruba. NCAA rules limit teams to one international trip every four years, and Illinois’ island outing followed the program’s...

Illini leave Maui Invitational empty-handed

Illini leave Maui Invitational empty-handed

By Brian Binz, Staff writer

November 26, 2018


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

When head coach Brad Underwood came in, the Illinois men’s basketball team had missed the NCAA tournament four, now five, years in a row for the first time in University history. At the beginning of the year, Underwood said he put together the hardest schedule in school history, including a trip...

Season-defining themes repeat in loss to close Smith’s third year

Season-defining themes repeat in loss to close Smith’s third year

By Gavin Good, Staff writer

November 26, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's Sports, Sports

The finale of Lovie Smith’s third year at Illinois repeated familiar themes. Illinois failed to convert on multiple opportunities to score, allowed another team to dominate them with the run game and dropped an abundance of passes. Lovie Smith has won four Big Ten games along the way to a 9-27 ...

Illinois back in win column after return from Maui Invitational

Illinois back in win column after return from Maui Invitational

By Eli Schuster, Sports Editor

November 25, 2018


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

Illinois is a very tired basketball team, according to head coach Brad Underwood. In a journey back home from the Maui Invitational where the Illini dropped all three games to a lineup of Gonzaga, Iowa State and Xavier, the Illini got back in the win column with an 86-67 victory over Mississippi Vall...

Lovie Smith’s contract extended

Lovie Smith’s contract extended

By The Daily Illini Sports Desk

November 25, 2018


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

Illinois athletic director Josh Whitman announced Sunday head football coach Lovie Smith's contract has been extended a further two years, through the 2023 season. “We recognize that our work is far from finished, with improvement needed in every phase of our program's development, but our plan...

Northwestern loss concludes regular season

Northwestern loss concludes regular season

By Tatiania Perry, Staff writer

November 24, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's Sports, Sports

Illinois fell to in-state rival and Big Ten West Champion Northwestern to conclude the season Saturday. After last week’s record-breaking 63-0 defeat handed out by Iowa, Illinois was hoping to get the “bad taste out of its mouth” before the season was finished, according to head coach Lovie...

Iowa spoils senior night, takes down Illinois in historic 63-0 loss

Iowa spoils senior night, takes down Illinois in historic 63-0 loss

By Gavin Good, Staff writer

November 17, 2018


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

During the week, Illinois football head coach Lovie Smith called the game against Iowa his team’s playoffs. The Illini followed up the challenge with a 63-0 loss, tying the program’s record margin of defeat, which came in a 63-0 loss at the University of Chicago in 1906. “We didn't play wel...

Illinois to face Iowa in final home game

Illinois to face Iowa in final home game

By Tatiania Perry, Staff writer

November 16, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's Sports, Sports

Illinois will be welcoming Iowa to Memorial Stadium for the 34th time on Saturday. The teams have met a total of 74 times, with Illinois leading the series 38-33 with two ties. Iowa is currently on a five-game winning streak dating back to 2008. Last season in Iowa City the game was tied 13-10 late ...

Rushing proves to be team’s most consistent success

Rushing proves to be team’s most consistent success

By Gavin Good, Staff writer

November 15, 2018


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

Nobody has run the football like the Illini have so far in November. Through the first half of the month, Illinois led the country with 813 rushing yards, 9.68 yards per carry and 10 rushing touchdowns. Those stats are reflective of the offensive improvements, particularly on the ground, under Rod Smith f...

Notes, takeaways from Illinois’ loss to Georgetown

Notes, takeaways from Illinois’ loss to Georgetown

November 15, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

The Illini men’s basketball team was without its starting point guard, as sophomore Trent Frazier was ruled out with a concussion before tipoff Tuesday night.  Junior guard Andres Feliz got the start instead and had 13 points to go with five assists. The Illini missed Frazier as they went on a fiv...

Team recovers from multiple injuries

Team recovers from multiple injuries

By Jared Farmer, Staff writer

November 15, 2018


Filed under Club Sports, Hockey, Men's Sports, Sports, Uncategorized

The injury bug has hit the Illini club hockey team. “It’s pretty tough. We haven’t been able to field a full roster for most of the season,” said head coach Nick Fabbrini. “We’ve had guys out who are key contributors out with injuries. They happen all the time in hockey, so we certainly d...

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