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Illinois collects relay titles at Drake

Illinois collects relay titles at Drake

By Claire O'Brien, Staff Writer

April 29, 2019

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...

Patterson uses Trinity Catholic background for Illinois recruitment

Patterson uses Trinity Catholic background for Illinois recruitment

By Alec Busse, Contributing Writer

April 29, 2019

Football Head coach Lovie Smith was adding more than just another name to his coaching staff when he brought Cory Patterson to Champaign as a tight end’s coach in January 2018. Patterson possesses a plethora of knowledge when it comes to the St. Louis area from his days as the head coach at Trinit...

Men’s tennis advances to tournament finals

Men’s tennis advances to tournament finals

By Nithin Reddy, Staff Writer

April 29, 2019

The No. 15 Illinois men’s tennis team won its first two matches of the Big Ten tournament to advance to the finals. The Illini started the tournament off against the Boilermakers, the tournament’s No. 10 seed. After an easy 4-0 win in the regular season, Illinois struggled against Purdue on Frid...

Yalowitz enters the field despite losing equipment

Yalowitz enters the field despite losing equipment

By Miles Powers-Huang, Staff Writer

April 29, 2019

There may not be a more critical factor to a baseball player’s success than his equipment. Having the optimal weight and length bat, a glove that breaks in perfectly to fit the hand and a comfortable uniform are paramount for feeling good and playing well. Unfortunately for Illini senior outfielder J...

Allegretti selected by Kansas City Chiefs in NFL Draft

Allegretti selected by Kansas City Chiefs in NFL Draft

By Gavin Good, Staff Writer

April 29, 2019

Former Illinois offensive guard Nick Allegretti became just the second Illini player drafted in the last three years on Saturday when the Kansas City Chiefs selected him with the 216th pick in seventh round of the NFL Draft. Allegretti captained Illinois in each of the past two seasons and anchored t...

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

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...

Men’s club volleyball finishes second in National Championships

Men’s club volleyball finishes second in National Championships

By Jared Farmer, Staff Writer

April 25, 2019

A roller coaster is meant to flush out the full range of human emotion. One instance of terrifying anticipation is followed by a euphoric release of adrenaline as the ride drops — or the opposite, for those who don’t like roller coasters. In sports, everything is a roller coaster; careers, individua...

Big Ten Tournament Tennis Preview

Big Ten Tournament Tennis Preview

By Nithin Reddy, Staff Writer

April 25, 2019

On Friday, the Illini men’s tennis team will travel to Ann Arbor, Michigan, where they’ll compete in the Big Ten Tournament. After an impressive 10-1 record in conference play, the Illini will attempt to claim the 2019 Big Ten Tournament title. Illinois enters the tournament as the No. 2 seed, ...

Starters selected for Big Ten tournament

Starters selected for Big Ten tournament

By Brendyn Jones, Staff Writer

April 25, 2019

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 ...

Illinois uses success at Auburn to prepare for Drake Relays

Illinois uses success at Auburn to prepare for Drake Relays

By Claire O'Brien, Staff Writer

April 25, 2019

The Illinois track and field team had a strong showing in distance events at the Auburn War Eagle Invitational this past Friday and Saturday. In the men’s 5,000-meter run, the Illini had three top-five finishes in the race. Senior Dan Lathrop finished second with a time of 14:23.28, sophomore Irwin L...

Illini finish in NCAA top five

Illini finish in NCAA top five

By Nithin Reddy, Staff Writer

April 22, 2019

The Illinois men’s gymnastics team placed fifth at the NCAA championship over the weekend. The Stanford Cardinals pulled off the big upset by defeating the four-time-champion Oklahoma Sooners by less than a point and the Illini by nearly ten points. Illinois put up a total score of just 405.358, com...

Dosunmu ‘returns home’ next year

Dosunmu ‘returns home’ next year

By Miles Powers-Huang, Staff Writer

April 22, 2019

Illinois freshman Ayo Dosunmu announced on Thursday he will be returning for his sophomore campaign. Although there were overwhelming speculations he would come back and forgo the NBA draft, the decision may not have been as straight-forward as people thought. The 2019 NBA draft pool is regarded as a wea...

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