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Howell, Mizuki make campus home

By Claire O’Brien, Staff writer

December 5, 2019

College can be a fresh start for students. While some people go to the same school as their high school friends, others show up to campus without familiar faces. Lucky for Illinois gymnastics junior Karen Howell and freshman Mallory Mizuki, their connection started in the gym. Howell hails from...

Maday earns United Soccer Coaches All-Region distinction

Maday earns United Soccer Coaches All-Region distinction

By Meghan Rest, Sports Editor

December 4, 2019

Illinois senior forward Kelly Maday was named to the United Soccer Coaches Third Team All-North Region, the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced Monday following USC's release of All-Region teams. Maday's first-ever All-Region nod marks her second accolade of the 2019 season after she...

Volleyball gets ready for NCAA tournament

Volleyball gets ready for NCAA tournament

By Brendyn Jones, Staff Writer

December 4, 2019

After a 16-13 regular season and finishing with a conference record of 11-9, the Illinois volleyball team is headed back to the NCAA tournament. Illinois will face No. 17-seed Utah in Provo, Utah, on Friday in the first round of the tournament. The team has made the tournament the last three seasons behind...

No. 24 Illinois earns at-large bid to NCAA Tournament

No. 24 Illinois earns at-large bid to NCAA Tournament

By Meghan Rest, Sports Editor

December 3, 2019

Head coach Chris Tamas and the No. 24-ranked Illinois volleyball team secured their third-straight NCAA tournament bid in as many years Sunday. The Illini will travel to Provo, Utah, to take on the Utah Utes at Brigham Young University's Smith Fieldhouse in the first round of the tournament on Friday...

Illinois women’s basketball capitalizes on assists to beat Presbyterian

Illinois women’s basketball capitalizes on assists to beat Presbyterian

By Brendyn Jones, Staff Writer

December 2, 2019

The Illinois women’s basketball team (6-1) beat Presbyterian College (3-4) with five Illini scoring in double figures Saturday evening. The 71-52 win marked Illinois’ third victory in a row and sixth overall. The game was close only during the first quarter. The back-and-forth stopped when a layup b...

Illinois defeats Northwestern in final regular-season match

Illinois defeats Northwestern in final regular-season match

By Brendyn Jones, Staff Writer

November 28, 2019

In their last regular-season match at Huff Hall, seniors Jaqueline Quade and Ashlyn Fleming led the No. 24 Illinois volleyball team (16-12, 11-8) to victory over Northwestern (13-18, 4-15). Quade ended the night with 20 kills on a .366 hitting percentage, while Fleming contributed a dozen kills with e...

Women’s cross country finishes 22nd at NCAA Championships as a team

By Meghan Rest, Sports Editor

November 23, 2019

The No. 21-ranked Illinois women's cross country team ran to a 22nd-place finish at the NCAA Division I Championships at Lavern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course in Terre Haute, Indiana Saturday morning. Junior Allison McGrath, who led the Illini to their team victory at the NCAA Midwest Regional...

Illinois volleyball prepares to face Maryland and Ohio State on the road

Illinois volleyball prepares to face Maryland and Ohio State on the road

By Brendyn Jones, Staff Writer

November 21, 2019

The No. 25 Illinois volleyball team is 13-12 and 8-8 in the Big Ten. With four matches left in the regular season, the Illini are just above .500 before heading into the postseason and need to earn a few more wins before heading into the playoffs.  This weekend, the team will travel to face Maryland (13-15, 5...

Illini set for NCAA Championships

Illini set for NCAA Championships

By JJ Kim, Assistant Sports Editor

November 20, 2019

Continuing to build on a strong season, the Illinois women’s cross country team is going to their first NCAA Championship since 2009 after winning the NCAA Midwest Regional Championship with a score of 108 at Oklahoma State last Friday.   In her second season as head coach, Sarah Haveman is the fastest...

O’Brien earns Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week honors

O’Brien earns Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week honors

By Meghan Rest, Sports Editor

November 18, 2019

Junior libero Morgan O'Brien became the third Illini volleyball player to earn Big Ten Player of the Week accolades this season. The conference recognition follows O'Brien's performance against No. 8 Penn State and Rutgers this weekend. No. 25 Illinois volleyball's backcourt threat registered 41 digs...

Illini bounce back after Nittany Lions’ loss

Illini bounce back after Nittany Lions’ loss

By Brendyn Jones, Staff Writer

November 18, 2019

It was a tale of two sweeps in Champaign this weekend for the No. 25 Illinois volleyball team. Illinois lost to No. 7 Penn State in three sets on Friday (25-15, 25-22, 25-18), but it also won in three sets against Rutgers on Saturday (25-11, 25-15, 25-20).  The first time Illinois and Penn State faced...

Illini falls to Redbirds in first loss of season 74-58

Illini falls to Redbirds in first loss of season 74-58

By Brendyn Jones, Staff Writer

November 18, 2019

The Illinois women’s basketball team suffered its first loss of the season and fell to 3-1 after hosting Illinois State on Saturday. The team was outscored by a total of 19 points in the second and third quarters, leading to a 74-58 loss. Illinois State seniors guard TeTe Maggett and Champaign nativ...

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