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Junior Crystal Wang finishes a swing on a sunny day. The women's golf team will play their final regular-season tournament of the year this weekend in Bloomington, Indiana for the Indiana Invitational.

Illinois closes out regular season with trip to Indiana

By Renato Arteaga, Staff Writer April 16, 2021

The Big Ten Championships were less than two weeks ago, and time is winding down for the Illinois women’s golf team to get in its final regular-season preparation. After finishing in fifth place...

Manning Platter begins to spin during the indoor weight throw event. The Illinois track & field team will compete in Bloomington, Indiana again this weekend at the second Big Ten Invitational.

Illinois enters weekend’s meets with momentum, hunger

By Andre Thomas April 16, 2021

Last week’s track & field invitational was one for the ages, as the Illini won several events and broke school records. Members like Manning Plater, Chisom Nwoko and Amira Aduma represented the Illini...

Illinois looks to make statement in series against Purdue

Illinois looks to make statement in series against Purdue

By Allende Miglietta, Staff Writer April 15, 2021

Currently, the Illini have three key factors in mind as they return to their home field: consistency to bring their all to each game, resilience to act quickly and recover from challenges standing in their...

Sophomore Kendra Pasquele runs to the soccer ball during their game on Feb. 26 against Iowa. Kendra Pasquale is only one of four who earned honors for the program.

Four Illini earn All-Big Ten honors

By Angelle Cortes, Assistant Sports Editor April 14, 2021

On Wednesday afternoon, the Big Ten announced women’s soccer postseason honors. With the Big Ten Tournament semi-final and championship game this weekend, there has yet to be a crowned winner. However,...

Senior Tristyn Nowlin squats down to plan her putt on the green. Nowlin prepares for a professional golfing career in her fifth year on the Illini women’s golf team.

Nowlin uses fifth season, program’s resources to pursue professional career

By Renato Arteaga, Staff Writer April 14, 2021

As last year’s golf season was winding down with three regular season tournaments remaining, senior Tristyn Nowlin and the women’s golf team had straightforward expectations: they wanted to make a...

Senior Asuka Kawai and sophomore Josie Frazier get ready to start the match against Michigan on Friday. The Women’s Tennis Team continues to keep their momentum up and won against Purdue on Sunday.

Illinois drops match to Michigan State, wins against Purdue

By Will Payne, Assistant Sports Editor April 11, 2021

The Illinois women’s tennis team were back in action this weekend, facing off against the Michigan State Spartans and the Purdue Boilermakers. The Illini began their weekend during the afternoon on...

Junior Avrey Stiener catches the ball during their game against Minnesota on March 28. The team may have placed fourth, but they continue to improve their skills individually.

Illinois remains fourth in Big Ten despite rough weekend in Lincoln

By Allende Miglietta, Staff Writer April 11, 2021

As the weekend comes to an end, Illinois returns to Champaign with a record of 15-9. Despite dominant individual performances, the Illini's four-game series didn’t go as planned. Illinois came out of...

Part of the Demirjian family along with other donors pose for a photo in front of the bleachers at Demirjian Park on Tuesday. The newly constructed park will serve as home to the Illini track & field and soccer programs.

Illini strengthen brand, reputation with Demirjian Park

By Carson Gourdie, Staff Writer April 11, 2021

When Mike Turk, the director of track & field and cross country, brings up Illinois’ program history, he doesn’t think it’s good; he thinks it’s historic, as it has featured Hall of Fame coaches,...

Graduate student Chisom Nwoko uses a pole to hoist herself over a bar during the pole jump event on a cloudy day. The Illinois track & field team took home multiple first place wins at the second Big Ten Invitational in Bloomington, Indiana yesterday.

Illinois racks up several first-place finishes in Bloomington

By Andre Thomas, Staff Writer April 10, 2021

This weekend’s invitational hosted Indiana was a sight to see, as the competitiveness was at an all-time high. Illinois had multiple first-place finishes throughout the tournament, leaving a mark on...

Sophomore Delaney Rummell is in position at third base during the game against Minnesota on March 26. The Illinois softball team will travel to Lincoln, Nebraska for a four-game series against the Cornhuskers on Thursday.

Illini travel to Lincoln to ‘shuck the Huskers’

By Allende Miglietta, Staff Writer April 9, 2021

Illinois will head back out on the road Thursday to Lincoln, Nebraska for a four-game series against the Cornhuskers. Their opponent currently sits at a 11-9 record, though they are on a two-game losing...

The Illinois soccer team lines up for the national anthem before the game against Iowa Thursday night. The Illini fell to the Hawkeyes 2-1, knocking them out of the Big Ten Tournament.

Illinois gets knocked out of Big Ten Tournament by Iowa

By Angelle Cortes, Assistant Sports Editor April 8, 2021

All it took was two minutes into overtime for Iowa to get the golden goal to send them into the next round of the Big Ten Tournament regional weekend.  Illinois fell to Iowa 2-1 after the game winning...

Junior Taylor Kuper serves at a game against Indiana on March 28 at Huff Hall. The Big Ten recently announced that Taylor Kuper and senior Megan Cooney will be apart of their All-Conference teams.

Taylor Kuper, Megan Cooney named to All-Big Ten teams

By Wes Hollenberg, Staff Writer April 8, 2021

The Big Ten announced their All-Conference teams Thursday afternoon, and Illinois took home a pair of awards, with junior Taylor Kuper and senior Megan Cooney bringing home first-team and second-team...

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