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I am Thomas Polcyn, and I am a junior studying broadcast  journalism with specialties in sports and political science. I am one of the former sports editors and am currently the Illini hoops columnist. I enjoy all sports, but if I had to pick a top four it would be baseball, hockey, basketball and golf. After graduating, I hope to work with multimedia in producing content such as videos, graphics, stories and more.

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Thomas Polcyn, Assistant Sports Editor

Mar 05, 2018
Illini men’s basketball year in review (Story)
Feb 22, 2018
Illini’s best not enough for No. 9 Boilermakers (Story)
Feb 18, 2018
Illini keep the Huskers from dancing: Sunday reaction column (Story)
Feb 14, 2018
Penn State v. Illinois reaction (Story)
Feb 12, 2018
Illini hoops recruiting update: February 12 (Story)
Feb 11, 2018
Illini v. Wisco reaction column (Story)
Jan 22, 2018
Relentless Spartan offense too much for young Illini: Post-game reaction column (Story)
Jan 18, 2018
Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither is a Big Ten basketball team (Story)
Jan 16, 2018
Thoughts and predictions on Underwood after winter break (Story)
Jan 15, 2018
Florent Thamba commits to Baylor (Story)
Dec 18, 2017
Illinois men’s basketball is going in the right direction (Story)
Dec 13, 2017
Illini Hoops thoughts and observations: Longwood no match for Illini offense (Story)
Dec 13, 2017
Illini’s and Cubs’ fanbases are not that different from each other (Story)
Dec 06, 2017
Thoughts and Observations from Illinois v. Austin Peay (Story)
Dec 06, 2017
Illinois v. Maryland: Thoughts and Observations (Story)
Dec 01, 2017
Takeaways and reactions from Illinois vs. Wake Forest (Story)
Nov 28, 2017
Illini basketball heads to Wake Forest for biggest test to date (Story)
Nov 16, 2017
Illinois gets ready for challenging matchup with DePaul (Story)
Nov 12, 2017
Thoughts and Observations: Illinois vs. UT-Martin (Story)
Nov 12, 2017
Illini seek 600th win at State Farm Center in Sunday matchup with UT-Martin (Story)
Nov 11, 2017
Observations and thoughts from game one of the Underwood era (Story)
Nov 09, 2017
New era begins as Illini take on Jaguars (Story)
Nov 02, 2017
Illini set for exhibition at Eastern Illinois (Story)
Oct 26, 2017
Talen Horton-Tucker commits to Iowa State (Story)
Oct 26, 2017
Illini basketball: Breaking down the guards (Story)
Oct 23, 2017
Ayo Dosunmu: Illinois’ early, anticipated present (Story)
Oct 16, 2017
Brad Underwood is just what Illinois needs to succeed (Story)
Oct 04, 2017
Four-star Illini basketball target commits to Michigan (Story)
Oct 02, 2017
Illinois basketball target George Conditt commits to Iowa State (Story)
Sep 28, 2017
Illini basketball recruiting update (Story)
Sep 21, 2017
Illini basketball ready for a big recruiting month in October (Story)
Sep 18, 2017
Illini Avengers: comparing the Illinois basketball coaching staff to the Avengers (Story)
Sep 11, 2017
Underwood duo ushers in new era of Illinois basketball (Story)
Aug 31, 2017
2018 priority target set for Illini visit this weekend (Story)
Aug 28, 2017
Offseason workouts, diet pay off for Illinois men’s basketball (Story)
Aug 27, 2017
Breaking down the Illinois Basketball 2017 schedule (Story)
May 08, 2017
Gerber, team surge at end of baseball season (Story)
May 07, 2017
Illinois baseball walks off to win game and series agianst No. 24 Maryland (Story)
May 02, 2017
Illinois beats SIU to extend streak to three (Story)
May 02, 2017
Massey wins Big Ten Freshman of the Week for second-straight week (Story)
May 02, 2017
Illinois baseball heads to SIU for final weekday matchup (Story)
May 01, 2017
Illini sweep doubleheader in series win against Minnesota (Story)
Apr 29, 2017
Illinois baseball to face tough weekend in Minnesota (Story)
Apr 20, 2017
Illinois baseball continues hot streak into weekend at Purdue (Story)
Apr 17, 2017
Illini baseball takes rubber match with Northwestern (Story)
Apr 13, 2017
Illinois baseball beats Illinois State, ready for weekend series against Northwestern (Story)
Apr 06, 2017
Surging Illini ready for weekend series with No. 18 Michigan (Story)
Apr 04, 2017
Illinois baseball ready for rematch with Mizzou (Story)
Mar 27, 2017
New location, same results for Illinois baseball over spring break (Story)
Mar 15, 2017
Hartleb, Illinois baseball happy to be home (Story)
Mar 06, 2017
Illinois fails to make adjustments, goes 1-2 at FAU (Story)
Mar 02, 2017
Illini baseball heads to Boca Raton for three-game series with FAU (Story)
Mar 01, 2017
Youth of Illinois baseball team continues to shine (Story)
Feb 23, 2017
Illini of the Week Feb. 22: Jack Yalowitz (Story)
Feb 15, 2017
Age is just a number to Hartleb and the Illini baseball team (Story)
Feb 10, 2017
Illinois baseball’s Hartleb confident in his young guys heading into opening weekend (Story)
Jan 19, 2017
Bloch-Jones and Seymour Lead Illinois to Success at Illini Classic (Story)
Jan 17, 2017
Illinois wrestling drops match against No. 4 Ohio State (Story)
Jan 17, 2017
Illinois men’s track wins five event titles to secure Illini Classic (Story)
Jan 17, 2017
Illini men’s gymnastics wins third straight Windy City Invitational (Story)
Nov 02, 2016
These are not the same old Chicago Cubs (Story)
Sep 13, 2016
Illinois men’s golf continues to thrive without team leaders (Story)
Sep 01, 2016
Men’s Cross Country looking for strong seasons from Reiser, Lafond (Story)
Aug 24, 2016
Illinois basketball’s Nichols to miss start of fall season (Story)
Aug 23, 2016
Men’s Cross Country looking for strong seasons from Reiser, Lafond (Story)
Aug 12, 2016
Overcoming the first challenges of studying at the University (Story)
Mar 28, 2016
Eleven years later: Comparing Illinois and North Carolina alumni in the NBA (Story)
Mar 27, 2016
Illinois women's tennis finishes perfect spring break record with win over Maryland (Story)
Mar 15, 2016
Illinois softball team plays in first home games of the season in double-header against IUPUI (Story)
Mar 13, 2016
Illinois wheelchair basketball teams fall short at nationals (Story)
Mar 08, 2016
Illinois men’s wheelchair basketball team ready to make a run at nationals (Story)
Mar 07, 2016
Illinois women’s wheelchair basketball goes into nationals as top seed (Story)
Feb 29, 2016
Illinois wheelchair basketball teams prepare for nationals (Story)
Feb 25, 2016
Illinois wheelchair basketball teams to play in final regular season tournament at Alabama (Story)
Feb 17, 2016
Illini of the Week Feb. 17: Gail Gaeng (Story)
Feb 15, 2016
Illinois wheelchair basketball teams succeed in final home tournament of season (Story)
Feb 11, 2016
Illini wheelchair basketball teams prep for final home tournament of the season (Story)
Feb 02, 2016
Wheelchair hoops player Michael Mitchell returns from broken femur (Story)
Jan 28, 2016
Illinois wheelchair basketball teams to face tough test at Auburn (Story)
Jan 25, 2016
Illini women’s wheelchair basketball set up for second half of season (Story)
Dec 09, 2015
Wheelchair basketball finding its rhythm heading into winter break (Story)
Dec 01, 2015
Illinois Wheelchair basketball reflects on loss of founder Timothy Nugent (Story)
Nov 18, 2015
Men’s wheelchair basketball coach leads Team USA in Japanese tournament (Story)
Nov 16, 2015
Illinois men's, women's wheelchair teams head to Wisconsin-Whitewater (Story)
Nov 09, 2015
Wheelchair basketball teams go winless on weekend (Story)
Nov 02, 2015
Gail Gaeng Dominates in tournament as Illini split games on opening weekend (Story)
Oct 26, 2015
Men’s wheelchair basketball team takes two of three games on opening weekend (Story)
Oct 19, 2015
Junior basketball player Derek Hoot thriving at Illinois (Story)
Oct 18, 2015
Men’s wheelchair basketball team continues preseason without head coach (Story)
Oct 14, 2015
Senior wheelchair basketball Player aims to make impact on and off the court (Story)
Oct 08, 2015
Mak Nong's long wheelchair basketball career serving him well as Illini captain (Story)
Oct 05, 2015
Women’s wheelchair basketball coach Stephanie Wheeler translates national success to Illinois (Story)
Sep 24, 2015
Wheelchair basketball’s Shelby Gruss and her love for the game (Story)
Sep 16, 2015
Illinois wheelchair basketball in midst of offseason grind (Story)