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Illinois eliminated from Big Ten Tournament in loss to Michigan

Illinois eliminated from Big Ten Tournament in loss to Michigan

By JJ Kim, Assistant Sports Editor

May 24, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Men's Sports, Sports

After a heartbreaking loss in the Big Ten tournament opener against Maryland, the Illinois baseball team was handed another bitter loss, this time at the hands of the Michigan Wolverines by a score of 5-4. It’s the second time in as many days the Illini have let a tight game get away from them in...

Illinois falls to Maryland despite top-notch defense

Illinois falls to Maryland despite top-notch defense

By JJ Kim, Assistant Sports Editor

May 24, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Men's Sports, Sports

The 20th-ranked Illinois baseball team suffered a 6-2 loss to the Maryland Terrapins in their Big Ten tournament opener on Wednesday. The Illini got the short end of the stick in a game that had a tight score all game long. In the top of the eighth inning, the Terrapins freshman infielder/outfiel...

Roundtree suffers spinal cord injury

Roundtree suffers spinal cord injury

By JJ Kim, Assistant Sports Editor

May 22, 2019


Filed under Football, Men's Sports, Sports

Illinois star defensive end Bobby Roundtree suffered a major spinal injury in a swimming accident Saturday. The accident occurred near his home in Largo, Florida, and the junior underwent surgery on Sunday at Mease Countryside Hospital in Safety Harbor, Florida.  “Bobby Roundtree is exactly what you wan...

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...

Turk inducted into Illinois Athletics Hall of Fame

Turk inducted into Illinois Athletics Hall of Fame

By Claire O'Brien, Staff Writer

May 12, 2019


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

Illinois head track and field coach Michael Turk was inducted into the Drake Relays Hall of Fame April 25. Turk has been coaching the Illini for eight seasons but recently became the head coach of the program in 2017, when both the men’s and women’s programs combined. Turk said he knew he would be getting induct...

Illinois prospect dies in deadly party shooting

Illinois prospect dies in deadly party shooting

By Meghan Rest, Sports Editor

May 7, 2019


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

Fourteen-year-old football standout Jaylon McKenzie was shot and killed in the St. Louis metro area late Saturday night. McKenzie was a running back and wide receiver at the Mason-Clark Middle School in East Saint Louis and received offers to play football at the University of Illinois just five days...

Illinois quarterback Rivers enters transfer portal

Illinois quarterback Rivers enters transfer portal

By Alec Busse, Contributing Writer

May 4, 2019


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

Illini freshman quarterback M.J. Rivers announced via Twitter Saturday night he will be entering the transfer portal due to “personal circumstances.” “The road to your dreams often are not straight and narrow, usually they have bumps, curves, and dips,” River said in a tweet.  https://t...

Men’s baseball make a comeback

Men’s baseball make a comeback

By Miles Powers, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Men's Sports, Sports

The Illinois baseball team collected its third straight conference series win as it took two of three games from Nebraska in Lincoln over the weekend. The Illini got things going early on Friday and led 6-0 by the end of the third inning. The run support was plenty for redshirt senior starting pitcher ...

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...

Diab to represent US in Italy

Diab to represent US in Italy

By Nithin Reddy, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019


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

After a historic four-year career competing for the Illinois men’s gymnastics team, Alex Diab will represent the U.S. in this summer’s World University games in Naples, Italy.   Diab is coming off another stellar season with the Illini, where he won his fourth straight Big Ten title on still ring...

Former Illini Isaiah Martinez Wins Second U.S. Open Title

Former Illini Isaiah Martinez Wins Second U.S. Open Title

By JJ Kim, Assistant Sports Editor

April 30, 2019


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

Former Illini wrestler and current volunteer coach Isaiah Martinez collected back-to-back U.S. Open Freestyle titles in Las Vegas this past weekend. After his victory at South Point Arena, the 74-kilogram wrestler qualified for the 2019 World Team Trials Challenge Tournament Wrestle-Off. If he con...

Illinois collects relay titles at Drake

Illinois collects relay titles at Drake

By Claire O'Brien, Staff Writer

April 29, 2019


Filed under Sports, Track & Field, Track & Field

The Illinois track and field team traveled to Des Moines, Iowa, for the Drake Relays this weekend. The men’s team finished third out of 17 teams, and the women’s team finished second out of 18 teams, as scoring was based on relays alone. The meet was no misnomer for Illinois, whose relay teams hav...

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