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Year in review: Illinois men’s gymnastics 2015-16

May 8, 2016


Filed under Gymnastics, Men's Sports, Sports

After battling through injury at the tail end of the year, the Illinois men's gymnastics team came in runner-up at the Big Ten championships and finished fourth in the country at the NCAA championships. The climax of Illinois’ season proved to be sophomore Brandon Ngai’s ascension through the p...

Illinois’ Diab named Big Ten still rings champion

Illinois’ Diab named Big Ten still rings champion

By James Boyd

April 5, 2016


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Sports

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 ...

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...

Illinois men’s gymnastics team falls to Oklahoma

By James Boyd

March 20, 2016


Filed under Sports

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 men’s gymnastics escapes at home

By James Boyd

March 13, 2016


Filed under Sports

The Illinois men’s gymnastics team was victorious against Michigan on Saturday, but the win was not pretty.After posting a school record 442.300 points against California and Air Force this weekend, Illinois struggled early and often against its conference counterpart. The team was never able ...

Illinois men’s gymnastics set school record at Air Force Academy

By James Boyd

March 6, 2016


Filed under Sports

by james boydstaff writerIllinois men’s gymnastics head coach Justin Spring AGhas repeated “you do not rise to the occasion — you fall to the level of your training,” to his team all season long.And on Saturday his squad rose.In the Illini’s first five-up five-count meet this season, the team...

Illinois men's gymnastics' Eggleston sits out, win streaks end

Illinois men's gymnastics' Eggleston sits out, win streaks end

By James Boyd

February 16, 2016


Filed under Sports

Tweet: @IlliniMGym’s Eggleston sits, underclass men rise, and Ngai continues to impress. #IlliniNot competing is something sophomore Chandler Eggleston did all last year due to a torn patella tendon. On Saturday he did more of the same.He sparked the Illini with big scores on vault and the floor exercis...

Illinois men’s gymnastics finish third at Minnesota

By James Boyd

February 14, 2016


Filed under Sports

Tweet: Parallel bars cost the Illini on the road and cause them to finish third in six-way meet.Missing one of its top gymnasts, the Illinois men’s gymnastics team finished third with a score of 429.750 on Saturday in Minneapolis.Outscoring Illinois in the six-way meet were National Championship r...

Illinois gymnastics hit the road, face top competition

By James Boyd

February 10, 2016


Filed under Sports

Despite that the Illinois men’s gymnastics team cruised past Temple and University of Illinois-Chicago this past Saturday, its head coach Justin Spring was not awestruck by his team’s season-high performance.For the past couple of weeks, Spring has repeatedly said he wants to see how his team performs agai...

Illinois men's gymnastics sweeps UIC and Temple

By James Boyd

February 7, 2016


Filed under Sports

Tweet: After three weeks on the road, the @IlliniMGym team returned to Huff Hall and dominated. The #Illini are now 9-1 on the season.James BoydStaff WriterThe Illinois men’s gymnastics team took down Temple and UIC in convincing fashion Saturday. The No. 5 Illini swept through the competition taking hom...

Big Ten foe edges Illini men's gymnastics

Big Ten foe edges Illini men's gymnastics

By James Boyd

January 31, 2016


Filed under Sports

On the day Penn State unveiled its 2015 Big Ten Championship banner — which it earned by beating Illinois by 0.6 points at last year’s tournament — the Illini were not able to exact any revenge on the Nittany Lions, suffering another close defeat, 430.200-429.200 on Saturday.ssThe one-poi...

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