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Illinois faces off against Rutgers for seventh matchup

Illinois faces off against Rutgers for seventh matchup

By Claire O'Brien, Staff Writer

January 29, 2020

After a loss against Maryland on Jan. 23, the Illinois women’s basketball team will play at Rutgers Thursday. Illinois (10-9, 1-7) is coming off a 79-60 loss to then-No. 20 Maryland on Jan. 23. Rutgers (15-4, 5-3) lost to Michigan, 71-57, Sunday. The two teams have faced off seven times in their ...

Illini rack up two dual wins in spring season opener

Illini rack up two dual wins in spring season opener

By Wes Hollenberg, Staff Writer

January 28, 2020

The Illinois women’s tennis team defeated Eastern Michigan (7-0) and Eastern Illinois (4-0) in a doubleheader Sunday at the Atkins Tennis Center. The matches marked the first of the Illini’s spring season.  In the singles matches against Eastern Michigan, junior Mia Rabinowitz won her sets, 6-1, 6-...

Women’s golf prepare for a competitive spring season

Women’s golf prepare for a competitive spring season

By Josh Pietsch, Staff Writer

January 27, 2020

After over three months without competing, the Illini women’s golf team will hit the greens for competition during the first weekend in February. The long offseason had the ladies putting in work together, as well as taking time to get better on their own. After finishing third out of 18 teams in t...

Walk-on guards Edwards, Waleski awarded scholarships

Walk-on guards Edwards, Waleski awarded scholarships

By Claire O'Brien, Staff Writer

January 27, 2020

From time to time, videos of walk-on athletes being awarded scholarships make the rounds on social media and garner attention from sports media. Recently, Illinois women’s basketball guards Taylor Edwards and Carolyn Waleski were awarded scholarships in practice. Edwards, who is from Arcola, Illinois, playe...

Illinois falls to No. 20 Maryland at home

Illinois falls to No. 20 Maryland at home

By Claire O'Brien, Staff Writer

January 25, 2020

Ali Andrews led the Illini women’s basketball team (10-8, 1-6) with 20 points in a 79-60 loss against Maryland (15-4, 6-2) Thursday night at the State Farm Center. Freshman Kennedi Myles did not play due to a concussion. Illinois was off to a slow start, down 8-0, within the first two minutes. Maryla...

Illini to kick off spring season at home

Illini to kick off spring season at home

By Danielle Rhody, Staff Writer

January 25, 2020

The Illini women’s tennis team kicks off the 2020 season on Sunday at home in Urbana, Illinois. The team will be competing against Texas Christian University at 12 p.m. and Eastern Michigan at 4 p.m. The Illini haven’t officially competed since Nov. 3, so there has been considerable preparation for ...

Women’s gymnastics shares pre-meet road trip rituals

Women’s gymnastics shares pre-meet road trip rituals

By Claire O'Brien, Staff Writer

January 23, 2020

Road trips often happen in the carefree days of summer, when people load up the car and explore places around the country. But road trips aren’t exclusive to summer, and not all road trips are for leisure. The Illinois women’s gymnastics team often travels to meets; with meets being several hours a...

Women’s basketball begins season against No. 2 Maryland

Women’s basketball begins season against No. 2 Maryland

By Claire O'Brien, Staff Writer

January 22, 2020

After a 77-47 loss at Ohio State Sunday, the Illinois women’s basketball team (10-8, 1-6) begins the semester at the State Farm Center Thursday to play No. 20 Maryland (14-4, 5-2). The Maryland Terrapins are currently tied for second in the Big Ten alongside the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. Illinois ha...

Illini lose momentum against Big Ten opponents

Illini lose momentum against Big Ten opponents

By Claire O'Brien, Staff Writer

January 21, 2020

The Illinois women’s basketball team heads into the spring semester with a 10-8 record (1-6 in the Big Ten). After dropping the Big Ten opener to Northwestern, Illinois compiled a 1-5 record the rest of Winter Break. Illinois concluded 2019 with a 108-72 loss against Iowa in Iowa City. The Illini wer...

Takekawa becomes first Illini to score perfect 10 on balance beam

Takekawa becomes first Illini to score perfect 10 on balance beam

By Claire O'Brien, Staff Writer

January 10, 2020

The Illinois women’s gymnastics team defeated Lindenwood and Temple in its first home meet of the season thanks to a historic performance from freshman Mia Takekawa. The No. 6 Illini scored 195.525, Lindenwood had 192.675 and Temple finished in third with a score of 192.550. Illinois improves to 4-0 on th...

Women’s gymnastics bests first ranked opponent of season

Women’s gymnastics bests first ranked opponent of season

By Claire O'Brien, Staff Writer

January 4, 2020

The Illinois women’s gymnastics team defeated No. 16 Missouri and Southeast Missouri State, 195.850-195.600-191.250, in its season debut at Missouri. Illinois previously competed in the Orange and Blue exhibition alongside the men’s gymnastics team and defeated in Illinois State in an exhibition in Dec...

Illinois drops third-straight Big Ten opener to Northwestern

Illinois drops third-straight Big Ten opener to Northwestern

By The Daily Illini Sports Staff

December 28, 2019

Illinois hasn’t won a Big Ten season opener since 2016.  The Illini’s loss to the Northwestern Wildcats Saturday fueled the recent conference losing trend under third-year head coach Nancy Fahey. Since Fahey took over the program in 2017, the Illini have started each of their conference camp...

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