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Illini hit the road to begin Big Ten schedule

Illini hit the road to begin Big Ten schedule

By Brian Binz, Staff Writer

September 20, 2018


Filed under Soccer, Sports, Women's Sports

For most of the nonconference schedule the Illinois volleyball team made winning look easy. But starting this weekend, the road gets a little harder. “Every (Big Ten) game is gonna be like Creighton,” said Head Coach Chris Tamas. “A lot of it is about constantly improving in league play.” ...

Illinois splits Big Ten games, loses win streak

Illinois splits Big Ten games, loses win streak

By Evan Viscioni, Contributing Writer

September 19, 2018


Filed under Soccer, Sports, Women's Sports

The IIllini looked to continue their winning streak as they headed up north to open Big Ten play against Minnesota.  Thanks to Illini junior Arianna Veland, who had two goals, the team picked up its fifth straight victory. It didn’t take long for the Illini to strike first. Veland headed in a...

Soccer thrives, tennis and golf gear up

Soccer thrives, tennis and golf gear up

By Meghan Rest, Assistant Sports Editor

September 17, 2018


Filed under Golf, Golf, Men's Sports, Soccer, Sports, Tennis, Tennis, Women's Sports

For the Illinois soccer, men’s golf and men’s tennis teams, the fall serves as a chance to shake the off-season rust. While the men’s tennis team starts up this coming weekend, the Illinois soccer and men’s golf teams are in full swing. Soccer Illinois soccer kicked off their regular Big Ten seaso...

Energy, teamwork lead Illinois to sweep

Energy, teamwork lead Illinois to sweep

By Brian Binz, Staff Writer

September 17, 2018


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

Illinois volleyball has been perfect this season. The team has continued to move up in the rankings, earning the No. 8 spot in the country before it even set foot on its home court. While senior middle blocker Ali Bastianelli said she sees room for improvement, the Illini still managed to open their hom...

New head coach Sarah Havemen takes helm of both cross-country teams

New head coach Sarah Havemen takes helm of both cross-country teams

By Meghan Rest, Assistant Sports Editor

September 13, 2018


Filed under Cross Country, Cross Country, Men's Sports, Sports, Women's Sports

The men’s and women’s cross-country programs are no strangers to change. Last year, the Illinois Athletic Department announced the men’s and women’s cross country and track and field programs would be led by a single coaching staff. The reorganization came after the 2017 outdoor track seaso...

Illini come home to Huff Hall

Illini come home to Huff Hall

By Brian Binz, Staff Writer

September 13, 2018


Filed under Sports, Volleyball, Women's Sports

For the first time in the 2018 season, the Illinois volleyball team will have a game at Huff Hall. While it may be a familiar haven for both students and athletes, for opponents, Huff’s looks may be misleading. “A lot of people are confused coming into Huff,” said Senior Setter Jordyn Poulter...

Illini down Redbirds after in-state showdown

Illini down Redbirds after in-state showdown

By Evan Viscioni, Contributing Writer

September 11, 2018


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

It took 13 shots on goal and 70 minutes, but on a chilly Sunday afternoon at Illinois Field, the Illinois soccer team was able to pick up its fourth straight win over rival Illinois State 1-0. For the entire first half, the Illini were able to push the ball into Redbirds territory, shooting seven sho...

Cooney, O’Brien, Kuper lead way to tournament sweep

Cooney, O’Brien, Kuper lead way to tournament sweep

By Brian Binz, Staff Writer

September 10, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Volleyball

The Illini swept up another tournament title at the CSU Invitational in Cleveland Sept. 7 and 8. Illinois blanked Bowling Green, Cleveland State and UC Irvine 3-0 in consecutive matches, lifting their record to 8-0, with especially strong moments sprinkled throughout the tournament weekend. “We’ve ...

Business as usual for Illini

Business as usual for Illini

By Rachel Spencer, Staff writer

September 10, 2018


Filed under Sports, Volleyball, Women's Sports

It’s been over a week since the Illinois volleyball team lost a set. It’s been over half a year since it’s lost a game. The Illini have started their season with eight wins (only losing five total sets), an NCAA ranking and several conference honorees. Senior Jordyn Poulter grabbed the team...

Illinois sweeps Big Ten/Pac-12 challenge

Illinois sweeps Big Ten/Pac-12 challenge

By Brian Binz, Staff Writer

September 6, 2018


Filed under Sports, Volleyball, Women's Sports

The Illinois volleyball team boosted its winning  streak to five with a pair of wins in the Big Ten/Pac-12 challenge in Seattle. After blanking No. 21 Colorado in the first round of the tournament, Illinois  took No. 13 Washington to five sets (25-18, 25-20, 22-25, 25-22). Illinois got strong play ...

Team celebrates wins over top opponents

Team celebrates wins over top opponents

By Miles Powers-Huang, Assistant sports editor

September 6, 2018


Filed under Soccer, Sports, Women's Sports

Illinois soccer fans may not have seen it coming, but head coach Janet Rayfield’s squad is competing with some of the nation’s top talent. On Monday, Rayfield addressed the media at Memorial Stadium before football head coach Lovie Smith’s weekly press conference. The Illinois soccer team has sh...

Off-field bonding fosters team growth

Off-field bonding fosters team growth

By Miles Powers-Huang, Assistant Sports Editor

August 30, 2018


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

Oftentimes, a freshman college athlete goes from hometown-hero to a team member fighting to prove their worth. Nevertheless, it doesn’t take long before these athletes are thrust into game after game competition against opponents who were also once perceived as the best. It can be an experience full ...

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