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Teammates double as roommates

Teammates double as roommates

By Gabby Hajduk, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019


Filed under Softball, Sports, Top Stories, Women's Sports

Freshman year in college can be a hard adjustment for some students. You take harder classes, gain independence and have a roommate you barely know, if at all. You two have to share a small space and learn how to work together to create a living environment. You and your roommate are, pretty much, a t...

Kawai finds home at UI

Kawai finds home at UI

By Gabby Vazquez, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019


Filed under Sports, Tennis, Women's Sports

Only a handful of Illinois athletes call other countries home, and even fewer have lived in more than one. For sophomore Asuka Kawai, it’s no different. Kawai has had to move from place to place and overcome challenge after challenge to get her to where she is at now. Kawai started playing tennis after w...

Team aims for national title

Team aims for national title

By Nithin Reddy, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019


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

The Illinois men’s gymnastics team will compete in the NCAA Championship Friday and Saturday at the State Farm Center.   Just two weeks after the Illini came up short in their bid to be back-to-back Big Ten champions, the team will face the 11 best teams in the country as they try to break the Okla...

Young team will be key to success in upcoming Big Ten Championships

Young team will be key to success in upcoming Big Ten Championships

By Claire O'Brien, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019


Filed under Golf, Sports, Women's Sports

The Illinois women’s golf team is going back to Maineville, Ohio, for the Big Ten Championships Friday through Sunday. The team will be making its second trip to Ohio after facing Ohio State last weekend. The Big Ten Championships have been held at the Maineville course for the past three years, so the...

Men’s golf travels to Iowa for Hawkeye Invitational

Men’s golf travels to Iowa for Hawkeye Invitational

By Brendyn Jones, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019


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

This weekend, the Illinois men’s golf team will head west to Iowa to compete in the Hawkeye Invitational. The event is hosted by the University of Iowa and will take place at the Finkbine Golf Course in Iowa City. The Illini are coming off a seventh-place finish after competing at the Augu...

Illini take care of business against Badgers, Golden Gophers in weekend matchups

Illini take care of business against Badgers, Golden Gophers in weekend matchups

By Gabby Vazquez, Staff Writer

April 16, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Tennis, Top Stories, Women's Sports

The Illinois women’s tennis team competed against Wisconsin and Minnesota this weekend and cruised through both matches for the wins, 5-2 and 6-1, respectively. The Illini have been working harder during practices, according to the team, and it’s reflecting well during their most recent matches. The...

Illinois set tone for road series win over Minnesota

Illinois set tone for road series win over Minnesota

By Jake Hasan, Staff Writer

April 16, 2019


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

After taking a loss at the hands of Illinois State last Tuesday, the Illinois baseball team got back in the win column against Minnesota over the weekend. During the three-game series, their third in the conference, the Illini looked strong once again against the Golden Gophers. The Illini came ou...

Freshman contribution drives team forward

Freshman contribution drives team forward

By Brendyn Jones, Staff Writer

April 15, 2019


Filed under Golf, Men's Sports, Sports

After the Illinois men’s golf team competed in the Macdonald Cup in late September, head coach Mike Small talked about how he thought there was no clear leader on the team since all of his golfers had been emerging as leaders. As the season goes on, Small's statement has held true, as the biggest p...

Illinois looks forward to fall

Illinois looks forward to fall

By Gavin Good, Staff Writer

April 15, 2019


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

There may still be about four-and-a-half months before Illinois football’s season opener against Akron, but Illinois put on its first spring game since 2015 on Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium. Though there will likely be many changes to the Illini’s lineup, and since the class of 2023 is...

Illinois dominate series against Iowa

Illinois dominate series against Iowa

By Gabby Hajduk, Staff Writer

April 15, 2019


Filed under Softball, Sports, Women's Sports

Illinois softball traveled to Iowa this weekend and grabbed its second Big Ten series, 2-1. Heading into Iowa on a three-game losing streak, the Illini won 12-1 Friday and then split the doubleheader on Saturday 12-11 and 4-3, respectively. “Iowa is a good team, but we traditionally play great again...

Seniors pave way toward strong NCAA finish

Seniors pave way toward strong NCAA finish

By Nithin Reddy, Staff Writer

April 15, 2019


Filed under Gymnastics, Men's Sports, Sports

The Illinois men’s gymnastics senior class has already left a legacy on the program. The seniors have won a Big Ten Championship, multiple individual National Championships and have even been named All-Americans. The Illini are led by three seniors, Alex Diab, Johnny Jacobson and Ross Thompson. Diab...

Yalowitz makes a comeback

Yalowitz makes a comeback

By Miles Powers-Huang, Staff Writer

April 15, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Men's Sports, Sports

After breaking out in 2017 and batting .335 with 12 home runs and 44 RBI’s on his way to earning All-Big Ten first-team honors, hopes were high for Illinois outfielder Jack Yalowitz heading into his junior season. However, 2018 proved to be a trying time for the Chicago native. Yalowitz batted just ...

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