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Illinois swim and dive team suffers first loss of the season

Illinois swim and dive team suffers first loss of the season

By Erich Fisher, Contributing writer

October 31, 2016


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

Junior Samantha Stratford had her best performance of the year so far, taking first place in three events on Saturday against Rutgers and Northwestern. However, the Illinois swimming and diving team could not rally behind her performance, resulting in a 178-122 loss to Northwestern in its first road...

Freshmen swimmers prove to be up to the challenge

Freshmen swimmers prove to be up to the challenge

By Erich Fischer, Contributing writer

October 24, 2016


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

The Illinois swim and dive team freshmen showed they could compete at a Division I level this weekend when Friday’s meet against Michigan State and Marshall came down to the last heat. The Illini trailed by three before entering the final event of the meet: the 200-yard freestyle relay. The...

Illinois swimming competes in first meet of the year

Illinois swimming competes in first meet of the year

By Erich Fisher, Contributing writer

October 10, 2016


Filed under Sports, Swim & Dive

The Illinois swimming teams squared off against each other Friday for the only time this season. The orange team defeated the blue team 117-98, behind the performance of junior Sam Stratford. She broke her own pool record in the 200-yard IM and her meet record in the 100-yard backstroke.  Strat...

Illinois swimming opens season with Orange and Blue intra-squad meet

Illinois swimming opens season with Orange and Blue intra-squad meet

By Erich Fisher, Contributing writer

October 7, 2016


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

Swimming head coach Sue Novitsky is ready for another successful season starting with the Orange and Blue meet Friday.  The Illinois swimming and diving team will compete against each other as preparation for the beginning of its regular season matchups — The Illini will open the season agai...

Meet your new Illinois athletic director: Josh Whitman

By Michal Dwojak, Staff writer

February 18, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Basketball, Cross Country, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Golf, Gymnastics, Gymnastics, Soccer, Softball, Sports, Swim & Dive, Tennis, Tennis, Track & Field, Track & Field, Volleyball, Wrestling

Now that the University of Illinois has announced that Josh Whitman will be the school’s next athletic director, it’s a good time to learn who the new leader of Illinois athletics is. Whitman’s ties to Illinois started in 1997 when he first lined up at tight end for Ron Turner. He finish...

Lynn overcomes broken back to become leader for Illinois swimming and diving

By Michal Dwojak, Staff writer

November 19, 2013


Filed under Sports, Swim & Dive

Erica Lynn walks down the white hallway in the ARC toward the pool. On her way, she passes two guys drenched in sweat returning from the sauna room as well a campus recreation employee. As she enters the pool, she greets head coach Sue Novitsky with a smile and a hello and heads toward the locker r...

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