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No. 13 Illinois wrestling look to bounce back in conference play at Michigan

Illinois' Zac Brunson wrestles Michigan's Brian Murphy at Huff Hall on Jan. 18, 2014, the last time the Wolverines and the Illini met on the mat. Brunson, now a senior, will not wrestle against Michigan on Friday night in Ann Arbor, and several freshmen have been called upon to take his place.

By Alex Wallner

January 15, 2016

After dropping the first two duals of its Big Ten season, the No. 13 Illinois wrestling team heads to Ann Arbor, Michigan, for a top-15 dual against No. 10 Michigan.The Illini will also face Michigan State on Sunday in East Lansing, Michigan.Illinois began the Big Ten slate with two tough opponents – No. 11...

Illini wrestling falls short at home against Buckeyes in Big Ten opener

By Alex Wallner

January 4, 2016

The No. 11-ranked Illinois wrestling team (14-1, 0-1) fell short to defending NCAA champion Ohio State (5-1, 2-0) on Sunday afternoon at Huff Hall.The No. 6 Buckeyes took an early 8-0 lead, as Thomas Haines defeated No. 17 Brooks Black, 3-2, in a heavyweight bout and No. 1 Nathan Tomasello fol...

Illini wrestling takes on defending national champion Ohio State on Sunday at Huff

By Alex Wallner

January 3, 2016

The No. 11-ranked Illinois wrestling team will take on defending national champion No. 6 Ohio State on Sunday at Huff Hall.This will be the first Big Ten bout for the Illini this season and the second for the Buckeyes, as it is coming off a 26-17 road victory over Northwestern two weeks ago.Ohio St...

Our kind of thing: a Fighting Illini family

Our kind of thing: a Fighting Illini family

By Alexis Casati

November 17, 2015

Being a student-athlete is a tricky thing. It’s an emotional thing, it’s a mental thing, and it’s a physical thing.And as surprising as this may sound, I haven't found many outside of college sports that are able to do justice to just how amazing an experience it is.But balancing all of these feeli...