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Young Illinois women’s golf team appears to have promising future

Young Illinois women’s golf team appears to have promising future

May 8, 2016


Filed under Golf, Sports, Women's Sports

Despite a disappointing end to its season, the Illinois women’s golf team has a lot to look forward to. The team was not selected to participate in the NCAA Regional Tournament despite a fourth-place finish in the Big Ten championships after being given an eight seed. Although not selected, Illinois’...

Ngai’s age isn’t holding the Illinois gymnast back

Ngai’s age isn’t holding the Illinois gymnast back

By James Boyd

March 29, 2016


Filed under Sports

Tweet: Age doesn’t faze #Illini 17-year-old Brandon Ngai, @lbrad5 gears up for his final #B1G title run.Sophomore Brandon Ngai’s rise to pommel horse prominence has been one of the most talked about stories of the Illinois men’s gymnastics team this season.Aside from his one missed routine at home against Michigan, the...

Illini men’s track caps of indoor season disappointing at Big Ten Championship

Illini men’s track caps of indoor season disappointing at Big Ten Championship

By Will Most

February 29, 2016


Filed under Sports

The entire Illinois men’s track indoor season was defined by injuries as the Illini traveled from meet to meet with no consistent team success.Athletes like Dylan Lafond, Jonathan Wells and Cam Viney regularly put together strong performances, but more often than not, the rest of the team didn’t o...

Illinois men's track prepare for Big Ten Championship

By Will Most

February 25, 2016


Filed under Sports

Tweet: [email protected] still struggling with injuries, prepares for tough Big Ten Competition #IlliniLast indoor season, the Illinois men's track and field team strode into the Big Ten Championship relatively injury-free, where they ran off with second place. The 2016 season is very different &md...

Illinois swimming concludes Big Ten championships

By Drake Pena

February 22, 2016


Filed under Sports

The Illinois swimming and diving team concluded its postseason competition last weekend, finishing 12th in the Big Ten with 234 points.Big Ten champs Michigan hosted the event at its Donald B. Canham Natatorium. Thirteen of the conferences teams competed — Maryland competes in the...

University track runner arrested on DUI charge

By Daily Illini Staff Report

November 20, 2015


Filed under Sports

Cameron Viney, a University track runner, was arrested at midnight Thursday on the charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and driving on a sidewalk. According to the police report, Viney was seen by a library security guard near David Kinley Hall, 1407 W. Gregory Dr., "slumped over the steerin...

Big chance for the Illini to succeed at conference championship

By Will Most

October 28, 2015


Filed under Sports

The Illinois men’s cross-country team came full circle this fall, beginning its season with the Illini Challenge and ending with the Illini Open, both run at the Illinois Arboretum. But now, the Illini leave all the comforts of home and the competition ramps up.While Illinois’ young roster will ...

Illini women's gymnastics peaks at Big Tens, fails to reach Nationals

By Ashley Wijangco

May 10, 2015


Filed under Sports

The Illinois women's gymnastics team had one target all season long: to place in the top 10 at NCAA Championships. The Illini failed to reach that goal, but sophomore Mary Jane Horth felt the season still went wellmp."We put together some great meets this season and had a lot of learning experiences," Hort...

Illini women’s track and field heads to Rankin/Poehlein Invitational

Illini women’s track and field heads to Rankin/Poehlein Invitational

By Zoe Kaler

April 30, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

The Illinois women’s track and field team was originally scheduled to compete at the Bill Hayes Invite in Bloomington, Indiana, this weekend, but due to the possibility of the invite not having enough teams to compete, the Illini were admitted to the Rankin/Poehlein Invitational. Illinois will travel to West L...

Twin peaks: Kopinskis leave behind a mountain of achievements

Twin peaks: Kopinskis leave behind a mountain of achievements

By Christopher Kennedy

April 30, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

“Not again.” That’s what went through Tim Kopinski’s head when his twin sister Melissa decided to join him to play tennis at Illinois. Through junior tennis and high school, Tim had always been “Melissa’s brother” — constantly overshadowed by his sister. Tim would come home beaming wit...

Illinois men’s track and field prepares for Musco Twilight

Illinois men’s track and field prepares for Musco Twilight

April 30, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

Following its biggest win of the season at Drake Relays and two weeks away from the Big Ten Championships, this weekend is a different one for the Illinois men’s track and field team. The Illini will wrap up their regular season this weekend at the Musco Twilight meet in Iowa City, Iowa. With the Big...

Illinois men’s tennis’ Hiltzik brothers push each other to new heights

Illinois men’s tennis’ Hiltzik brothers push each other to new heights

April 29, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

It wasn’t just match point, it was championship point. Aron Hiltzik tried not to look over at Court 1, where his brother Jared was locked in battle. He tried not to think about the sea of orange and blue holding its breath behind him with the Illini men’s tennis team up 3-0 over Ohio State in the Big...

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