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Illini anything but golden versus Gophers

Illini anything but golden versus Gophers

By Drake Pena

April 10, 2016


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[email protected] struggle in conference series with Minnesota. #Illini After dominating Illinois State last week, Illinois softball struggled this weekend when it faced arguably its biggest challenge of the season.The Illini squared off with Minnesota in a three-game series that may prove to be pivota...

Illini women's tennis goes 2-0 in Big Ten matchups

By Tim Griffin

April 3, 2016


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tweet: #Illini go 2-0 over the weekend against Big Ten opponentsThe Illinois women’s tennis team continued its most recent hot streak, having won five straight matches after a 2-0 weekend. The Illini downed the Iowa Hawkeyes on Friday evening, and then defeated fellow Big Ten counterpart Nebraska o...

Doug Hayes tosses one-hitter, Illinois baseball takes game one of doubleheader

Doug Hayes tosses one-hitter, Illinois baseball takes game one of doubleheader

By Daniel Collins

March 26, 2016


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Illinois baseball (10-10, 2-0 Big Ten) took advantage of multiple Penn State (9-12, 0-2) miscues Saturday behind a dominating pitching performance by Doug Hayes in game one of a doubleheader that took just under two hours to complete. Hayes earned the win in the 6-1 victory at Illinois Field. The sou...

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...

The case for and against the Big Ten bubble teams

The case for and against the Big Ten bubble teams

By Dan Escalona

March 1, 2016


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Over the next week or two, you will undoubtably hear a lot about bubbles. As it stands now, the Big Ten is guaranteed at least five spots in the tournament. For those five teams —Indiana, Michigan State, Maryland, Iowa and Purdue — the regular-season finales and the conference tourna...

Big Ten wrestling power rankings

Big Ten wrestling power rankings

By Alex Wallner

February 18, 2016


Filed under Sports

Big Ten regular season wrestling is nearing the end.Most of the Big Ten teams are competing against non-conference opponents this weekend, with the regular season officially ending on Sunday.As of today, Iowa and Penn State are tied atop the Big Ten conference at 9-0. Michigan is third at 8-1.Here is ...

Big Ten wrestling power rankings

By Alex Wallner

February 18, 2016


Filed under Sports

Big Ten regular season wrestling is nearing the end. Most of the Big Ten teams are competing against non-conference opponents this weekend, with the regular season officially ending on Sunday.As of today, Iowa and Penn State are tied atop the Big Ten conference at 9-0. Michigan is third at 8-1.Her...

Illinois and Rutgers meet again less than two weeks after 3OT circus

Illinois and Rutgers meet again less than two weeks after 3OT circus

By Alex Roux

February 16, 2016


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Tweet: The 3OT game two weeks ago was entertaining, but not something Illinois wants to repeat against Rutgers, writes @aroux94Who’s ready to re-enact one of the best college basketball games of the season?No, I’m not talking about last month’s triple-overtime thriller between No. 2 Kansas and ...

Illini implode at Indiana, lose 103-69

Illini implode at Indiana, lose 103-69

By Alex Roux

January 20, 2016


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Illinois did Tuesday what you absolutely can’t afford to do if you want to win at Indiana.It let the Hoosiers play downhill.The Illini were backpedaling on defense all night in their 103-69 loss to Indiana as the Hoosiers (16-3, 6-0) effortlessly picked apart the Illinois defense at Asse...

Big Ten student governments discuss diversity, mental health

By Samantha Jones Toal

January 20, 2016


Filed under News

Schools in the Big Ten conference don’t only meet in the athletic world. Over the weekend, six delegates from the Illinois Student Senate participated in a three-day Association of Big Ten Students, ABTS, conference at Rutgers University.ssIn attendance were representatives from all 14 universities in the Big Ten.“I love ABTS because ...

Iowa on its way to owning Big Ten in 2016

Iowa on its way to owning Big Ten in 2016

By Dan Escalona

January 19, 2016


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Tweet: Forget the Spartans, the Big Ten is Iowa’s to lose, writes college hoops columnist @danescalona77Football season may still be seven months away, but Iowa is making its best attempt at revenge for the Big Ten Championship game on the basketball court — not the gridiron.In case you hav...

?A win over Michigan would put a tumultuous nonconference further behind the Illini

?A win over Michigan would put a tumultuous nonconference further behind the Illini

By Alex Roux

December 30, 2015


Filed under Sports

The story of the 2015 nonconference season has been written, and it's one Illini basketball fans would like to leave in the past.They know all about the injuries that threatened to derail the season before it barely had a chance to take shape. They remember the Springfield series that everyone beside...

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