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Cooney switches sides, shifts tide for Illinois

Cooney switches sides, shifts tide for Illinois

By Gabby Hajduk, Staff Writer

October 10, 2019

The Illinois volleyball team swept its first Big Ten weekend on the road, beating Indiana 3-0 on Friday before taking down Purdue 3-1 on Sunday. Leading the way on Friday was junior Megan Cooney, with 11 kills on a .588 hitting percentage. Senior Jacqueline Quade paced the Illini against Purdue with...

Buys reflects on journey being so far from home

Buys reflects on journey being so far from home

By Monze Hernandez, Contributing Writer

October 10, 2019

A new country, a new school, a new team. This year has been full of plenty of new things for freshman swimmer Jeanri Buys. Buys’ journey to Illinois started back at a school swim meet where she almost drowned. She said her brother was embarrassed and begged her mom to make her take swimming lessons, an...

Illinois adds former MLB pitching coordinator Mark Allen to coaching staff

Illinois adds former MLB pitching coordinator Mark Allen to coaching staff

By Meghan Rest, Sports Editor

October 10, 2019

The Illinois baseball team named former San Francisco Giants’ pitching coordinator Mark Allen as the program’s pitching coach, head coach Dan Hartleb announced Tuesday.  Allen joins the Illini following nine seasons in professional baseball and nine seasons working with college programs.   “I (am) ...

Bull qualifies for 2020 Tokyo Olympics following World Championships

Bull qualifies for 2020 Tokyo Olympics following World Championships

By JJ Kim, Assistant Sports Editor

October 10, 2019

Former Illinois gymnast Tyson Bull cemented a spot in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games with a score of 14.366 in the high bar at the 2019 World Gymnastics Championships men’s finals qualifiers, which resulted in a seventh-place finish. Only the top eight finishers in the high bar are guaranteed a spot in the 202...

Illinois preps for Michigan amid defensive woes

Illinois preps for Michigan amid defensive woes

By Miles Powers-Huang, Staff Writer

October 10, 2019

After a brutal 40-17 loss at Minnesota last Saturday, Illinois receives no let-up as No. 16 Michigan comes to Champaign for the first time in eight years. The biggest issue plaguing the Illini at the moment is tackling, as opposing teams are making a living earning yards after contact against Illinois’ d...

Illini hope to overcome losing streak

Illini hope to overcome losing streak

By Gabby Vazquez, Staff Writer

October 9, 2019

This weekend, the Illinois soccer team will host Michigan and Michigan State University at Demirjian Park Friday and Sunday, respectively. The Illini return home after four consecutive Big Ten losses. Illinois' last win was on its home turf against Northwestern on Sept. 20, when the Illini edged the ...

Illinois plays in Texas, Oklahoma

Illinois plays in Texas, Oklahoma

By Danielle Rhody, Contributing Writer

October 9, 2019

This weekend, the Illinois women’s tennis team played in two different tournaments, six players went to play in the Baylor Invitational in Waco, Texas, and three went to the ITA Championship in Tulsa, Oklahoma, which yielded mixed results for the Illini. Sophomore Shivani Ingle, freshman Emily Casa...

Men’s tennis competes in international tournament

Men’s tennis competes in international tournament

By Jackson Janes, Contributing Writer

October 9, 2019

Senior Zeke Clark competed at the Norman Open Series Men's 25k this weekend, picking up three wins over the course of the tournament. Clark entered the meet following a strong season debut in Milwaukee at the end of September. With a $25,000 prize at stake, Clark began the international tournament ...

Illini win against Boilermakers 3-1

Illini win against Boilermakers 3-1

By Brendyn Jones, Staff Writer

October 8, 2019

On Sunday, the No. 18-ranked Illinois volleyball team (8-5, 3-1) finished its weekend road trip against No. 17 Purdue (9-4,1-3), winning the match three sets to one behind a career-high for kills from junior Megan Cooney. After winning both road matches, the team is now on a three-match win streak, ...

Illinois see fourth consecutive loss against Maryland

Illinois see fourth consecutive loss against Maryland

By Claire O'Brien, Staff Writer

October 8, 2019

The Illinois soccer team continued its Big Ten campaign Sunday, losing to Maryland 6-2. The Illini have lost their last four games after starting the season 7-1 and garnering a No. 10 ranking in the NCAA RPI. Illinois has struggled in Big Ten so far, and Sunday’s game was Illinois’ worst defeat ...

Martinez drives Illini toward upcoming season

Martinez drives Illini toward upcoming season

By JJ Kim, Assistant Sports Editor

October 7, 2019

Having just competed for a spot in the United States’ World Championships team this past summer, former Illinois wrestler and current volunteer assistant coach Isaiah Martinez will assist the 2019 Illinois wrestling team in getting a competitive edge with less than a month to go before the season c...

Illinois continues to preach greatness, still isn’t doing enough

Illinois continues to preach greatness, still isn’t doing enough

By Tatiania Perry, Staff Writer

October 7, 2019

Each week it’s the same old story: Illinois starts off the game strong, something spectacular happens, then they eventually start to choke, and in the end, they lose. I am sick and tired of watching it happen, and I am sure everyone is sick and tired of reading the same thing. The only thing that ever c...

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