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Illinois looks to continue win streak away at Nebraska

Illinois looks to continue win streak away at Nebraska

By Gavin Good, Staff writer

November 8, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's Sports, Sports

Illinois got a much-needed win at home against Minnesota last weekend, but as head coach Lovie Smith said during the week, now it’s about stringing two complete games together. The Illini (4-5, 2-4 Big Ten) is tasked with traveling to Lincoln, Nebraska, to take on a young Cornhusker squad (2-7, 1-5 Big ...

Press Box Bundle: Illinois vs. Minnesota

Press Box Bundle: Illinois vs. Minnesota

By Eli Schuster, Sports Editor

November 7, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's Sports, Sports

The Daily Illini Game Day Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/user-296791221/the-daily-illini-game-day-podcast-illinois-vs-minnesota Observations: It only took one game for the Illini to flip the script on the 2018 season. A Lovie Smith-led defense showed huge signs of improvement and the Rod Smith...

Doubles matches pose different challenges

Doubles matches pose different challenges

By Nithin Reddy, Contributing writer

November 6, 2018


Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Tennis

While singles matches often receive more attention, the doubles portion of competitions still have value, especially in the college game. Winning a match in doubles can make a difference when it comes to crowning a conference and even a national champion. Some consider doubles to be a completely d...

Illinois splits weekend matchup

Illinois splits weekend matchup

By Jared Farmer, Staff Writer

November 5, 2018


Filed under Club Sports, Men's Sports, Sports

The Illinois Hockey team traded wins against Robert Morris at the Big Pond over the weekend. Coming off two losses against Lindenwood, the recovering Illini squad came in looking to get back on track Friday. “I thought we played a pretty strong game on Friday. It took us a little while to really get ...

Feliz, Frazier lead exhibition

Feliz, Frazier lead exhibition

By Jake Hasan, On-Air Editor

November 5, 2018


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

It may have been just an exhibition game, but the Illinois basketball team did not take Illinois Wesleyan lightly on Friday night, winning the contest 83-67 with strong performances from its newcomers. Junior college transfer Andres Feliz made an impressive debut as an Illini, leading all scorers ...

Unified training produces breakthrough season for women’s team

Unified training produces breakthrough season for women’s team

By Ashleigh Lefevre, Contributing Writer

November 5, 2018


Filed under Cross Country, Sports, Women's Sports

The Illinois women’s cross country team has had a turn-around season — it finished in the top 5 every meet except for the Big Ten Championships last week. The stats speak for themselves, and the women have seen a steep rise in their USTFCCCA Midwest regional rankings from 24th last season to a n...

Illini bounce back strong against Gophers

Illini bounce back strong against Gophers

By Tatiania Perry, Staff writer

November 4, 2018


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

Illinois broke its three-game losing streak with a home win against Minnesota to push its record to 4-5. The 55-31 victory started off hot on offense with a 72-yard breakaway touchdown by senior running back Reggie Corbin 39 seconds into the game. Corbin went on to collect 213 rushing yards by the end of...

Notes and grades from Illinois’ 55-31 win over Minnesota

Notes and grades from Illinois’ 55-31 win over Minnesota

By Gavin Good, Staff writer

November 4, 2018


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

Del’Shawn Phillips thought he had a touchdown — the whole stadium did. When the officials called back his scoop-and-score and whistled Illinois for a sideline interference penalty near the end of the first half against Minnesota, it reduced a 31-14 lead to 24-17 at the half. What could have be...

Bulldog Classic to be a performance indicator for women’s tennis

Bulldog Classic to be a performance indicator for women’s tennis

By Gabby Vazquez, Contributing Writer

November 2, 2018


Filed under Sports, Tennis, Women's Sports

The Bulldog Classic is known as a “hidden dual” for the women’s tennis teams at Vanderbilt, Wake Forest Georgia and Illinois. The Illinois team is set to compete in the doubles round in the morning and singles in the afternoon. As far as recent performances, the Illini didn’t compete the w...

Illinois defense goes through changes before weekend matchup

Illinois defense goes through changes before weekend matchup

By Tatiania Perry, Staff writer

November 1, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's Sports, Sports

Memorial Stadium will celebrate the University’s annual Dads Weekend as well and Military Appreciation Day on Saturday. However, the recent situation for Illinois has offered little to celebrate. After a 63-33 loss to push the season record to 3-5, Illinois football defensive coordinator Hardy Nick...

Illinois caps off successful fall season

Illinois caps off successful fall season

By Gabby Hajduk, Staff Writer

November 1, 2018


Filed under Golf, Sports, Women's Sports

The No. 18 Illinois women’s golf team closed out its fall season in Dallas at the Trinity Forest Invitational. Appearing in the tournament for the first time, the Illini outpaced top-50 ranked teams like Tennessee and Oregon State by at least nine strokes to take the title. The first-place finish...

Illini cope with adversity, defensive struggles

Illini cope with adversity, defensive struggles

By Gavin Good, Staff writer

November 1, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's Sports, Sports

No team expects to lose a coach during the season, much less a coordinator. But eight weeks into the 2018 slate, sitting at 3-5 and losing their last three Big Ten games by a combined score of 158-60, that’s where the Illini stand. Now, the team must move on without defensive coordinator Hardy Nicke...

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