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Veteran effort gives Illinois 73-54 win over Valparaiso

Veteran effort gives Illinois 73-54 win over Valparaiso

By Gabby Hajduk, Staff Writer

November 16, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Sports

The Illinois women’s basketball team picked up its second win of the season this Wednesday against Valparaiso University by a margin of 19 points (73-54). Illinois came out with a strong first quarter, making an improvement from last Wednesday’s slow start. While Illinois and Valparaiso went...

McGrath steps up in fall season

McGrath steps up in fall season

By Claire O'Brien, Staff Writer

November 15, 2018


Filed under Cross Country, Sports, Sports Top Stories, Top Stories, Women's Sports

Sophomore Allison McGrath led the Illini in Friday’s NCAA Midwest Regional meet. Despite her underclassman status, McGrath has improved over the last 12 months and stepped into a leadership role on the team this season. McGrath improved her time compared with last year at the 2017 NCAA regionals fro...

Georgetown upends Illinois despite Dosunmu’s high scoring effort

Georgetown upends Illinois despite Dosunmu’s high scoring effort

By Gavin Good, Staff writer

November 14, 2018


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

Illinois had an up-and-down battle against Georgetown Tuesday night in the team's second game of the season.  The Illini led early, but the Hoyas owned the boards and the paint, easily working the ball in from the perimeter for high-percentage scoring opportunities. Georgetown went 20-for-21 at the rim, with five...

Women’s basketball hopes to get back on winning path

Women’s basketball hopes to get back on winning path

By Gabby Hadjuk, Staff Writer

November 14, 2018


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

The Illinois women's basketball team will play its second game of the season, hosting Valparaiso at the State Farm Center on Wednesday. Valparaiso, coming off a six-point loss to North Dakota on Sunday, will be looking for its first win of the season. Last Wednesday, the Illini opened the ...

Team bonding brings victory at Midwest Regional

Team bonding brings victory at Midwest Regional

By Claire O'Brien

November 13, 2018


Filed under Cross Country, Sports, Women's Sports

Regional Recap The Illinois women’s cross country team ran to a fourth-place finish at Friday’s NCAA Midwest Regional meet. The team as a whole saw a lot of improvement this season despite the Illini running only freshmen and sophomores. Sophomore Allison McGrath finished improved from 133rd to 18t...

Volleyball takes down Penn State

Volleyball takes down Penn State

By Brian Binz, Staff writer

November 12, 2018


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

https://youtu.be/BtRn-vwwhNs Against Wisconsin, it was 2013. As for Nebraska and Penn State, it was 2014. Those were the last years the Illinois volleyball team beat its Big Ten opponents until this month, when the Illini beat all three, finishing off the trifecta with a dramatic five-set win over ...

Fahey begins second season

Fahey begins second season

By Gabby Hajduk, Staff writer

November 8, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Sports

As reigning head coach Nancy Fahey enters her second year coaching the Illinois women’s basketball team, the team is looking to move forward after a 9-22 record in the 17-18 season. While the Illini had a rough start to the Fahey era, the teammates embraced their experience and are excited to st...

Volleyball to face Rutgers, Penn State

Volleyball to face Rutgers, Penn State

By Rachel Spencer, Staff Writer

November 8, 2018


Filed under Uncategorized, Volleyball, Women's Sports

It’s been almost two weeks since the Illini played their last match at Huff Hall. While away, Illinois beat the reigning national champions and extended its overall winning streak to seven games with victories over Nebraska, Ohio State and Maryland. The team’s conference record stands at 11-3,...

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...

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 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...

O’Brien’s play aids in recent victory

O’Brien’s play aids in recent victory

By Rachel Spencer, Staff Writer

November 1, 2018


Filed under Sports, Volleyball, Women's Sports

After defeating reigning national champions Nebraska on Saturday, the Illinois volleyball team has plenty of reasons to be proud. Illinois saw itself rise to the fourth-ranked team in the nation after the win. The only Big Ten team ranked ahead of them is No. 3 Minnesota, as the Illini continue to ...

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