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Illini drop meet to top team Sooners

Illini drop meet to top team Sooners

By Nithin Reddy, Staff writer

March 11, 2019


Filed under Gymnastics, Men's Sports, Sports

The Illinois men’s gymnastics team went to Norman, Oklahoma, to face the No. 1 Sooners this weekend. While the No. 4 Illini were coming off two quality wins over the Golden Gophers and the Cardinals, the team could not continue their win streak and dropped the meet to the Sooners 415.7-425.7. Even...

Illini finish regular season hot, prep for tourney

Illini finish regular season hot, prep for tourney

By Jared Farmer, Staff writer

March 11, 2019


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

It’s a Saturday night in January at the Big Pond, and the Illini are suited up for a second match against the Midland University Warriors. It’s hardly a game to stress over. The Illini comfortably won their first match against the Warriors, with a convincing score of 5-0 the previous night. The sco...

Loyalty defines Jordan’s legacy

Loyalty defines Jordan’s legacy

By Gavin Good, Staff writer

March 11, 2019


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

A lot has changed in the Illinois basketball program since Aaron Jordan committed in 2014. At that time, the Illini were fresh off an NCAA Tournament appearance. John Groce was in his second year as head coach, and the program was regarded as one that would be dancing perennially in March. Today,...

Notes: Disappearing defense led to disappointing sendoff for seniors in home finale loss

Notes: Disappearing defense led to disappointing sendoff for seniors in home finale loss

By Gavin Good, Staff Writer

March 8, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Illinois was expecting a tight, emotional affair as it played host to rivals Indiana on senior night Thursday at the State Farm Center. The emotions were certainly present, as Illinois (11-19, 7-12 Big Ten, tied-9th place) honored its graduating class of Aaron Jordan, graduate transfer Adonis De La R...

Illinois suffers blowout loss to Indiana during final home game of season

Illinois suffers blowout loss to Indiana during final home game of season

By Jake Hasan, Assistant Sports Editor for On-Air

March 8, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

In Aaron Jordan’s final game at the State Farm Center, Illinois could not get a win for their homegrown senior guard Thursday night, falling to Indiana 92-74. The game started fast, with both teams shooting at least 44 percent in the first seven minutes of action and the Illini shot 4-6 from thre...

Illinois set for last home game of season

Illinois set for last home game of season

By Gavin Good, Staff Writer

March 7, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Emotions will be running high in Champaign as Illinois hosts rival Indiana for senior night on Thursday. Illinois (11-18, 7-11 Big Ten, ninth place) is looking to avenge an eight-point loss in Bloomington, Indiana, on Jan. 3, while Indiana (15-14, 6-12 Big Ten, 10th place) is going for its third straight...

Jones reflects on first season

Jones reflects on first season

By Gavin Good, Staff writer

March 7, 2019


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

When Tevian Jones committed to Illinois last April, he didn’t envision his freshman campaign going this way. Averaging 20.5 points and nine rebounds per game as a senior at Culver City in California, Jones expected his offensive prowess to translate to the high-major level. He also expected to start....

Illini look for spark to end rollercoaster season

Illini look for spark to end rollercoaster season

By Eli Schuster, Sports editor

March 7, 2019


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

The Illinois men’s basketball season has had its fair share of ups and downs. Heading into the year, head coach Brad Underwood was looking to outdo his first-year performance with the team. However, a load of transfers brought nearly an entirely new, young  roster to the court. Despite five-star and NBA pr...

Illinois players: Where are they now?

Illinois players: Where are they now?

By Miles Power-Huang, Assistant sports editor

March 7, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Transfers are either plaguing the sport or offering the greatest gift to college basketball, depending on who you ask. Regardless of opinion, many of the top teams in college basketball are taking advantage of players’ continually decreasing patience when it comes to playing time, as current national...

Illinois bound for Big Ten Championships

Illinois bound for Big Ten Championships

By Brendyn Jones, Staff writer

March 7, 2019


Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Wrestling

The Illini wrestling team (2-9) will head to Minneapolis to compete in the Big Ten Championships this weekend. This will be Illinois’ first action in almost three weeks after dropping its last dual meet to No. 1 Penn State and it will be its first tournament action since the Midlands Championship...

Illini break winning streak in game against Chanticleers

Illini break winning streak in game against Chanticleers

By Meghan Rest, Assistant sports editor

March 6, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Men's Sports, Sports

The Illinois baseball team not only suffered its first loss of the season but ended its third road series on a two-game losing streak. Going into the weekend Illinois was sitting at No. 25 among NCAA teams; on Friday, the Illini fell to the No. 20 Coastal Carolina Chanticleers 11-3 in their first r...

Notes: Illinois back in win column with 81-76 victory over Northwestern

Notes: Illinois back in win column with 81-76 victory over Northwestern

By Gavin Good, Staff Writer

March 4, 2019


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

Illinois guard Andres Feliz was nonchalant in the postgame press conference, attributing his career-high 26-point performance to his teammates and being aggressive. Make no mistake though: Feliz was instrumental in helping the Illini escape the State Farm Center with an 81-76 win over a wallowing...

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