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Illinois takes care of Eastern Michigan in first round

Illinois takes care of Eastern Michigan in first round

December 1, 2018


Filed under Sports, Volleyball, Women's Sports

Another packed crowd filled Huff Hall but this time Illinois volleyball team’s season was on the line against Eastern Michigan. Nevertheless, to senior setter Jordyn Poulter, it felt like just another game for the Illinois women’ volleyball team. “I’m gonna be honest it felt like a preseason...

Volleyball to take on Eastern Michigan in first round of NCAA Tournament

Volleyball to take on Eastern Michigan in first round of NCAA Tournament

By Rachel Spencer, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018


Filed under Sports, Volleyball, Women's Sports

This year’s first round of the NCAA volleyball tournament is full of new experiences for the Illini. Last year, Illinois was on the road and traveled to the University of Washington to face off against the University of Hawaii, a team well outside Illinois' normal Big Ten competition. However, th...

McNicholas’ first basket is three years in making

McNicholas’ first basket is three years in making

By Gabby Hajduk, Staff Writer

November 29, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Sports

She’s the only walk-on player on the 15-person roster for the Illinois women’s basketball team, but junior Meagan McNicholas earned her spot just like every other team member. McNicholas knows her role on head coach Nancy Fahey’s squad, and while she isn’t a starter or the first player off the bench...

No. 3 volleyball enters NCAA tournament

By Rachel Spencer, Staff Writer

November 29, 2018


Filed under Sports, Uncategorized, Volleyball, Women's Sports

It’s been only 355 days since the Illini volleyball team has played in an NCAA tournament match. But this year’s postseason play couldn’t look more different from the year before. For starters, the Illini will be hosting the first and second rounds of the NCAA tournament after clinching a No....

Swim and dive start regular season off strong

Swim and dive start regular season off strong

By Meghan Rest, Assistant sports editor

November 29, 2018


Filed under Sports, Swim & Dive, Women's Sports

The Illinois swimming and diving team hasn’t had a 5-2 start to a season during all of senior Gabriele Seriunte’s time with the program. But the team’s accomplishments this year have put the freestyle and breast stroke swimmer in a position to succeed in the preliminary rounds of USA Winter Nationa...

Illini look to recover, travel to Clemson

Illini look to recover, travel to Clemson

By Gabby Hajduk, Staff Writer

November 28, 2018


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

Fresh off a 1-1 performance at the Cal Poly ShareSlo Holiday Beach Classic, the Illinois women’s basketball team (4-1) will continue its road trip, traveling to Clemson on Wednesday night. After collecting their first loss of the season in California, head coach Nancy Fahey and her team are look...

Team set for NCAA tournament after win

Team set for NCAA tournament after win

By Brian Binz, Staff Writer

November 26, 2018


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

Illinois athletics hasn’t had a lot to cheer about in recent years. With a football program that’s gone 9-27 over the last three years and a men’s basketball team that’s setting school records for postseason futility, the “revenue sports” supposed to be the face of a university’s athleti...

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...

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