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Illini run-rule Sulkis during mid-week matchup

Illini run-rule Sulkis during mid-week matchup

By Gabby Hajduk, Staff Writer

April 19, 2019


Filed under Softball, Sports, Women's Sports

Last weekend Illinois softball took its second Big Ten series at Iowa but fell in the last game of the outing. However, the Illini wasted no time getting back to the win column with a 13-4 run-rule win over SIUE at home on Wednesday. “I think we’ve had good energy all week, especially coming of...

Teammates double as roommates

Teammates double as roommates

By Gabby Hajduk, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019


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

Freshman year in college can be a hard adjustment for some students. You take harder classes, gain independence and have a roommate you barely know, if at all. You two have to share a small space and learn how to work together to create a living environment. You and your roommate are, pretty much, a t...

Kawai finds home at UI

Kawai finds home at UI

By Gabby Vazquez, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019


Filed under Sports, Tennis, Women's Sports

Only a handful of Illinois athletes call other countries home, and even fewer have lived in more than one. For sophomore Asuka Kawai, it’s no different. Kawai has had to move from place to place and overcome challenge after challenge to get her to where she is at now. Kawai started playing tennis after w...

Young team will be key to success in upcoming Big Ten Championships

Young team will be key to success in upcoming Big Ten Championships

By Claire O'Brien, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019


Filed under Golf, Sports, Women's Sports

The Illinois women’s golf team is going back to Maineville, Ohio, for the Big Ten Championships Friday through Sunday. The team will be making its second trip to Ohio after facing Ohio State last weekend. The Big Ten Championships have been held at the Maineville course for the past three years, so the...

Illini take care of business against Badgers, Golden Gophers in weekend matchups

Illini take care of business against Badgers, Golden Gophers in weekend matchups

By Gabby Vazquez, Staff Writer

April 16, 2019


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

The Illinois women’s tennis team competed against Wisconsin and Minnesota this weekend and cruised through both matches for the wins, 5-2 and 6-1, respectively. The Illini have been working harder during practices, according to the team, and it’s reflecting well during their most recent matches. The...

Illinois dominate series against Iowa

Illinois dominate series against Iowa

By Gabby Hajduk, Staff Writer

April 15, 2019


Filed under Softball, Sports, Women's Sports

Illinois softball traveled to Iowa this weekend and grabbed its second Big Ten series, 2-1. Heading into Iowa on a three-game losing streak, the Illini won 12-1 Friday and then split the doubleheader on Saturday 12-11 and 4-3, respectively. “Iowa is a good team, but we traditionally play great again...

Illini win seven events at home

Illini win seven events at home

By Claire O'Brien, Staff Writer

April 15, 2019


Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Track & Field, Track & Field, Uncategorized, Women's Sports

Illini compete at Texas A&M, Champaign On April 6, the Illini track and field team competed at The Reveille at Texas A&M University. The women’s track and field team had solid performances, including sophomore distance runner Nicki Cast finishing third in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and ...

Illini finish fourth

Illini finish fourth

By Claire O’Brien, Staff Writer

April 11, 2019


Filed under Golf, Sports, Women's Sports

The Illinois women’s golf team finished in fourth place at the Clemson Invitational in Sunset, South Carolina, Tuesday. The No. 22-ranked team, according to figthingillini.com, had a strong performance through all three rounds, finishing play Sunday in third place and Monday in fourth place. Tuesday’s final round was canceled due to inclement weather toward the end of the play, making the Mond...

Illinois drops double header to Missouri Tuesday

Illinois drops double header to Missouri Tuesday

By Gabby Hajduk, Staff Writer

April 10, 2019


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

Over the weekend, Illinois softball lost its second Big Ten series against No. 15 Minnesota, 2-1, in Champaign. The Illini hoped to return with a mark in the win column during the Braggin’ Rights doubleheader against the University of Missouri on Tuesday but dropped both games. Illinois’ record...

Illini defeat Spartans, fall to Wolverines in weekend matchups

Illini defeat Spartans, fall to Wolverines in weekend matchups

By Gabby Vazquez, Staff Writer

April 9, 2019


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

The Spartans couldn’t withstand the force of the Illini this weekend and lost at the Atkins Tennis Center 6-0. This Saturday, the Illini were at home for the first time in a month and able to play their match under a blanket of sunshine and 70-degree weather. And the Illini brought the heat onto...

Illinois faces Purdue again in spring campaign

Illinois faces Purdue again in spring campaign

By Rachel Spencer, Assistant Sports Editor

April 9, 2019


Filed under Sports, Volleyball, Women's Sports

Illinois volleyball will return to Huff Hall on Wednesday as their brief spring volleyball season draws to a close this week. Wednesday’s matchup will feature a second spring showdown between the Illini and the Purdue Boilermakers, who faced off March 30 to start off-season play. Illinois will close o...

Nowlin learns, grows from competition

Nowlin learns, grows from competition

By Claire O'Brien, Staff Writer

April 8, 2019


Filed under Golf, Sports, Women's Sports

Illini junior golfer Tristyn Nowlin competed at Augusta National’s first women’s amateur this week. According to her biography on the Augusta National Women’s Amateur site, this isn’t Nowlin’s first foray into prestigious amateur tournaments; Nowlin was a runner-up at the Women’s Western Natio...

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