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Illini women’s tennis cap off strong spring season

May 8, 2016

The Illinois women’s tennis ended its season in a Big Ten tournament semifinals loss against  highly-ranked Ohio State in East Lansing, Michigan. But despite their season ending early, the Illini still finished with an impressive spring record. After parting ways with longtime head coach Michelle...

The 2015-16 Illinois men’s golf team was one of the best

By Ryan Wilson, Staff writer

May 8, 2016

It was a year to remember for the Illinois men’s golf team. The Illini are heading into the NCAA Tournament after having one of the most successful seasons in program history. The 2015-16 season saw senior leadership, a mid-season slump sandwiched in between wins and breakout performances by nearly eve...

Illinois routs Minnesota, moves to Big Ten Tournament second round

Four Illini scored in double digits and Maverick Morgan (22) add nine in Illinois basketball's 85-52 win over Minnesota in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament.

By Joey Figueroa

March 10, 2016

tweet: One down, four to go for #Illini in Big Ten tourneyINDIANAPOLIS — In a game that wasn't expected to be very competitive, the Illinois men’s basketball simply took care of business — and then some.No. 12 seed Illinois (13-18, 5-13 Big Ten) routed No. 13 seed Minnesota (8-22, 2...

Playing Maryland in a hostile environment could be good prep for Big Ten tournament

Illinois head coach John Groce watches his team from the sidelines during the game against Indiana at the State Farm Center on February 25. The Illini lost 74-47.

By Alex Roux

March 2, 2016

Only two regular season games remain for Illinois basketball this season, and neither carries much significance.The unfortunate truth at this point in the season is that the results of these last two matchups out east hardly matter for Illinois (13-16, 5-11 Big Ten). Obviously, John Groce and his players ...

Jannelle Flaws powers Illini soccer to Big Ten Tournament

By Matt Gertsmeier

October 29, 2015

Qualifying for the Big Ten tournament isn’t easy — unless you’re Janet Rayfield. The Illinois soccer head coach is appearing in her sixth straight conference tournament, her 12th overall, after her Illini defeated Minnesota 3-1 on Wednesday night.On a rainy and snowy night in Minneapol...

Homestand offers rebound opportunity for Illini soccer

Nicole Breece performs a flip throw during the game against Ohio State at Illinois Soccer and Track Stadium on Friday. The game ended in a 1-1 tie.

By Jon Joffe

October 14, 2015

The Illinois soccer team returns home desperate to find success.With matches against Iowa on Thursday and Nebraska on Sunday, the Illini have a golden opportunity to make up ground in the Big Ten standings. Illinois currently sits at eighth place in the conference. As it stands, Illinois would...

Illini basketball struggles to find rhythm on season

By Nicholas Fortin

May 10, 2015

By Nicholas fortinstaff writerIllinois (19-14, 9-9 Big Ten) dealt with injuries, suspensions and other obstacles in a season full of setbacks and in the end the Illini just couldn’t cope with the off-court complications as the team finished the season disappointed.The Illini came into the season w...

Illinois women’s golf to compete at Big Ten Championship

By Lucas Wright

April 23, 2015

The Illinois women’s golf team will compete as the sixth seed at the Big Ten Tournament on April 24-26. The team is coming off three-straight top-six finishes. The tournament will be held at The Fort Golf Course in Indianapolis, Indiana, a neutral site. The Illini have not played the course before, ...

A win Saturday will help Illini win Chicago

Illinois head coach John Groce signals to the team during the game against Illinois-Chicago at the United Center on Dec. 28, 2013. Groce and the Illini head back to the United Center on Saturday to play Oregon.

December 12, 2014

It’s only December, so it’s too early in Illinois’ basketball season for a true must-win game. But a loss to Oregon on Saturday at United Center in Chicago would hurt, and it would hurt badly. It would be a crushing blow to the Illini’s nonconference resume that the NCAA tournament committee wil...

Tracy Abrams not dwelling on missed shot

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By Johnathan Hettinger

March 19, 2014

Editor’s note: The Daily Illini sports desk sits down Sunday nights and decides which Illinois athlete or coach is our Illini of the Week. Athletes and coaches are evaluated by individual performance and contribution to team success. Tracy Abrams struggled to climb the stairs to the microphone in fron...

Abrams, Illini fall short against Michigan in Big Ten Tournament

Illinois' Tracy Abrams (13) reacts after missing the game winning shot during the quarter-final game of the Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament against Michigan at Banker's Life Fieldhouse, on Friday, Mar. 14, 2014 The Illini lost 64-63.

By Johnathan Hettinger

March 14, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS — It was the shot Tracy Abrams wanted. With 3.0 seconds left in the game and Illinois trailing 64-63, senior Jon Ekey passed it to the point guard at the top of the key. Abrams broke free of Caris LaVert, Michigan’s 6-foot-6 wingman, who was guarding him. He drove to the basket, and...

Groce continues March success

Illinois' head coach John Groce reacts to a referee's call during the first round game of the Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament against Indiana at Banker's Life Fieldhouse, on Thursday, Mar. 13, 2014 The Illini won 64-54.

By Johnathan Hettinger

March 13, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS — March has been good to John Groce. “There’s nobody that loves March more than me,” he said. “It means a lot to be playing for something at this point in the year.” His Illinois team is trying to play its way onto the bubble and could very well do so with a win against top...

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