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Illinois drops nail-biter to Miami in ACC/Big Ten Challenge at home

Illinois drops nail-biter to Miami in ACC/Big Ten Challenge at home

By Gabby Hajduk, Staff Writer

December 2, 2019

Illinois men’s basketball battled back from a 27-point deficit against Miami on Monday night, only to fall by two points, 81-79. The Illini (6-2) hosted the Hurricanes (5-3) in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge hoping to end their give-game homestand on a win; instead, Illinois was dismantled ...

Illini fall to Wildcats in regular season conclusion

Illini fall to Wildcats in regular season conclusion

By Miles Powers-Huang, Staff Writer

December 2, 2019

Wet, muggy, ugly – a few words for the weather during Illinois’s 29-10 loss to Northwestern on Saturday. Heading into the game, Illini starting quarterback Brandon Peters was ruled out with a head injury, forcing redshirt freshman Matt Robinson to get the starting nod. The Wildcats also turned to an i...

An open letter to Illini football seniors

An open letter to Illini football seniors

By Tatiania Perry, Staff Writer

December 2, 2019

Dear Illinois football seniors, It’s time to say goodbye to Zuppke Field and move onto whatever lies beyond. Almost four years ago, Illinois hired head coach Lovie Smith, although most of you were recruited by the Bill Cubit-Tim Beckman team. You took a chance on this guy because, well, he’s forme...

Illinois women’s basketball capitalizes on assists to beat Presbyterian

Illinois women’s basketball capitalizes on assists to beat Presbyterian

By Brendyn Jones, Staff Writer

December 2, 2019

The Illinois women’s basketball team (6-1) beat Presbyterian College (3-4) with five Illini scoring in double figures Saturday evening. The 71-52 win marked Illinois’ third victory in a row and sixth overall. The game was close only during the first quarter. The back-and-forth stopped when a layup b...

Illinois v. Northwestern game notes: A game to forget with grades to reflect

Illinois v. Northwestern game notes: A game to forget with grades to reflect

By Jared Farmer, Staff Writer

December 2, 2019

Illinois ended the season with its second-straight loss, falling to Northwestern. The Wildcats took control of the clock on a rainy Saturday afternoon, snapping an eight-game losing streak against Big Ten opponents. The Illini struggled to establish their offensive game with quarterback Brandon Peter...

Illinois falls to Northwestern 29-10 in final regular-season game

Illinois falls to Northwestern 29-10 in final regular-season game

By Miles Powers-Huang, Staff Writer

November 30, 2019

Wet, muggy, ugly – a few words for the weather during Illinois’ 29-10 loss to Northwestern on Saturday. With both teams forced to turn to backup quarterbacks, freshman Matt Robinson for Illinois and Andrew Marty for Northwestern, there were more than a few head-scratching plays from both sides. ...

Cockburn sweeps Big Ten weekly accolades after Illinois’ victory over Lindenwood

Cockburn sweeps Big Ten weekly accolades after Illinois’ victory over Lindenwood

By Tatiania Perry

November 28, 2019

Freshman center Kofi Cockburn spent the first half of Illinois' game against Lindenwood Tuesday night trying to adjust to the small size of the Lions and their speed. Cockburn didn’t start Tuesday's matchup in his normal flashy fashion. He capitalized on a missed jumper and passed to senior Andrès ...

Illinois defeats Northwestern in final regular-season match

Illinois defeats Northwestern in final regular-season match

By Brendyn Jones, Staff Writer

November 28, 2019

In their last regular-season match at Huff Hall, seniors Jaqueline Quade and Ashlyn Fleming led the No. 24 Illinois volleyball team (16-12, 11-8) to victory over Northwestern (13-18, 4-15). Quade ended the night with 20 kills on a .366 hitting percentage, while Fleming contributed a dozen kills with e...

Illinois dominates Lindenwood 117-65 to earn fourth-straight win

By Nathan DeHaan, Staff Writer

November 26, 2019

After a resounding win last Saturday, the Illinois men’s basketball team got back in the win column Tuesday night against Division II opponent Lindenwood at the State Farm Center. Illinois started with a strong first half that included a 21-0 run and never looked back, winning in dominant fashion 1...

Illinois outplays Hampton 120-71 at home

Illinois outplays Hampton 120-71 at home

By Nathan DeHaan, On-Air Editor for Sports

November 23, 2019

The Illini have struggled to find their rhythm offensively in the first half, but not Saturday night. In the first 10 minutes, the Illini jumped out to a 30-12 lead. By the end of the first half, the ending was not in question as Illinois cruised to a 120-71 victory over Hampton. The Illini improve t...

Illini place ninth at NCAA Midwest Regional

Illini place ninth at NCAA Midwest Regional

By Renato Arteaga, Contributing Writer

November 23, 2019

The Illinois men’s cross country team’s season has come to an end after six meets in 2019. The Illini's last competition was at the NCAA Midwest Regional playoff meet on Nov. 15, where they placed ninth overall, but it wasn't enough to qualify for the NCAA Championships. The men’s team was...

Football game notes: Illinois at Iowa

Football game notes: Illinois at Iowa

By Miles Powers-Huang, Staff Writer

November 23, 2019

Illinois’ offensive surge finally lost power Saturday at Iowa, as the Illini fell 19-10, dropping to 6-5 on the year. Illinois quarterback Brandon Peters looked confident in the first quarter but failed to build on the early momentum. Despite missing captain linebacker Jake Hansen, the Illinois de...

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