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Illinois’ Diab named Big Ten still rings champion

Illinois’ Diab named Big Ten still rings champion

By James Boyd

April 5, 2016


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BY Tweet: [email protected]’s @alex_diab10 is our #IOTW after being named Big Ten still rings champion. #IlliniJames BoydStaff WriterHis teammates call him a dad. His school calls him an Illini. The Big Ten calls him a still rings champion.Following a weekend in which the Illinois men’s gymnastics team cam...

Illinois men’s gymnastics finish runner-up to Ohio State

Illinois men’s gymnastics finish runner-up to Ohio State

By James Boyd

April 3, 2016


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Once again, the Illinois men’s gymnastics failed to capture the top trophy in the Big Ten championships this past weekend.Finishing runner-up to Penn State in last year’s championships, the Illini were in Columbus, Ohio, looking to avenge that close loss – one in which they were defeated by 0.6 ...

Illinois men's gymnast Diab named Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Week

Illinois men's gymnast Diab named Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Week

By James Boyd

March 24, 2016


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During February's Winter Cup in Las Vegas, Illinois men's gymnastics Alex Diab competed alongside C.J. Maestas — a former Illini who holds many spots in the program's record bookFollowing the competition, Diab said the experience would have a great impact on the rest of his season.Since ...

Illinois men’s gymnastics team falls to Oklahoma

By James Boyd

March 20, 2016


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Tweet: @IlliniMGym competed well, but still fell to No. 1 Oklahoma on senior nightFour years, more than 1,400 days and almost 34,000 hours. Then it’s over.Saturday was the final regular season competition before the Illinois men’s gymnastics team heads to the Big Ten Championships in Columbu...

Illinois’ Alex Diab hopes to honor coach, father

By James Boyd

February 29, 2016


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Fans only see gymnasts’ finished products. They don’t see the hours of preparation, the rehab and the relationships these athletes have that are much deeper than the sport. All of these things had a role in Alex Diab’s journey to Illinois and explain why he’s been one of the Illini...

Illinois’ Alex Diab hopes to honor coach, father

By James Boyd

February 28, 2016


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Often times when athletes enter a venue, the audience is seeing the individuals’ finished project. They don’t see the hours of preparation, the rehabs after injuries, or the relationships athletes have that are much deeper than the sport.All three had a role in Alex Diab’s journey to the Uni...

Illinois freshman Alex Diab to compete in Winter Cup

Illinois freshman Alex Diab to compete in Winter Cup

By James Boyd

February 18, 2016


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All-arounder Alex Diab is the lone Illinois men’s gymnast attending the Winter Cup Challenge in Las Vegas on Feb. 18-20. He will compete alongside top performers from around the country, including former Illinois star C.J. Maestas. A strong enough performance will earn him a spot on the U.S. Men...

Illini men's gymnastics to clash with Temple, UIC

By James Boyd

February 4, 2016


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Tweet: @llliniMGym will look to bounce back after a close to Penn State. The #Illini face UIC and Temple this Saturday.No longer undefeated, the Illinois men’s gymnastics team looks to regroup after a close loss to defending Big Ten Champion Penn State.The Illini are back at Huff Hall this Satu...

Men's gymnastics square off against Iowa for second time this week

Men's gymnastics square off against Iowa for second time this week

By James Boyd

January 20, 2016


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The Illinois men’s gymnastics team (7-0) will face a conference foe for the second time this week when it travels to Iowa City, Iowa, to face the Hawkeyes Saturday.ssThe two faced off Sunday in the Windy City Invitational at the UIC Pavilion, where Illinois finished first in a field of six for a secon...

Blue beats Orange in Illini men's gymnastics exhibition meet

By James Boyd

December 7, 2015


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Following the Orange and Blue intrasquad exhibition,ch assistant coach Don Osborn chwas pleased with how the Illinois men’s gymnastics team performed. The blue squad beat the orange squad in four rotations, winning by a final score of 11-9.ch Osborn noted that athletes from both s...

Illini volleyball near perfect at home in tournament

December 10, 2013


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Playing at home is advantageous for most teams, but for the Illinois volleyball team, it may be more than that. The Illini are 34-20 in the NCAA tournament all time, but 26 of those wins have come at home, compared to three losses. The last time Illinois lost a home match in the NCAA tournament was ov...