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Illini add Dalevon Campbell to class of 2019

Illini add Dalevon Campbell to class of 2019

By Alec Busse, Staff Writer

June 2, 2019

On Friday, Illinois added Missouri City, Texas, wide receiver Dalevon Campbell to their 2019 recruiting class. Campbell could be an asset for the Illini quarterbacks, as he measures in at 6-foot-4-inches and 200 pounds. In addition to his size, Campbell has some elite speed: He runs a 100-meter dash a...

Baseball drops two at NCAA regional

Baseball drops two at NCAA regional

By Rachel Spencer, Assistant Sports Editor

June 2, 2019

It wasn’t the ending Illinois baseball was looking for in the postseason. Illinois was eliminated from the Oxford, Mississippi, NCAA regional on Saturday after a 7-5 loss to Jacksonville State. The game was the Illini’s chance at redemption after losing in the opening round of regional play to the C...

Kouma commits to Illini’s class of 2019

Kouma commits to Illini’s class of 2019

By Rachel Spencer, Assistant Sports Editor

May 31, 2019

Illinois basketball picked up another commit Thursday, with N’Djamena, Chad, native and three-star recruit Bernard Kouma joining top-50 recruit Kofi Cockburn as a member of the Illini’s class of 2019. Kouma signed a Big Ten Tender of Financial Aid and made his own personal announcement on Twit...

Big Ten recognizes UI athletes’ academics

Big Ten recognizes UI athletes’ academics

By Hannah Preston, Interim editor-in-chief

May 30, 2019

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

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...

Illinois earns NCAA regional spot

Illinois earns NCAA regional spot

By Rachel Spencer, Assistant Sports Editor

May 28, 2019

Illinois baseball earned a spot in the NCAA baseball tournament as a No. 2 seed Monday. The announcement, made on ESPNU, follows Illinois’ disappointing end to the Big Ten Tournament when a loss to Michigan knocked the team out of contention. For NCAA Regional play, Illinois will travel to Oxford, Mississi...

Illini make school history at NCAA tournaments

Illini make school history at NCAA tournaments

By Claire O'Brien, Staff Writer

May 26, 2019

Kovacevic carries best NCAA tournament run since 2007 The Illini men’s and women’s tennis teams had successful spring seasons, and junior Aleks Kovacevic advanced to the Final Four in the NCAA men’s singles tennis championships. Kovacevic became an All-American Tuesday as he advanced to th...

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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