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Illinois men’s gymnastics heads to Ohio for Big Ten Championships

Illinois men’s gymnastics heads to Ohio for Big Ten Championships

By James Boyd

March 30, 2016

There is a giant orange poster on the wall at Kenney Gym. But unlike the many other orange advertisements around Illinois’ campus, it does not feature Illini athletes, and it has nothing to do with the recent hiring of head football coach Lovie Smith.It simply reads, “0.6” in big black letters...

Illinois men’s gymnastics team falls to Oklahoma

By James Boyd

March 20, 2016

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...

Illini gymnast Baker named Big Ten Co-Gymnast of the Week

By James Boyd

March 10, 2016

In his return from suspension, Bobby Baker quickly showed why he was named last year's Big Ten Gymnast of the Year.The Illinois sophomore finished first in the all-around, and did not miss a beat after having not competed in nearly a month. The time off gave Baker the perfect opportunity to break down...

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

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

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

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...

Men's gymnastics' team effort garners Big Ten honors

Men's gymnastics' team effort garners Big Ten honors

By James Boyd

February 9, 2016

Tweet: #Illini show depth and growth in latest meet against #UIC and #Temple. Eggleston and Jacobson grab Big Ten honorsThe Illinois men's gymnastics team's depth was on full display this Saturday at home. Head coach Justin Spring rested freshman Alex Diab against the University of Illinois at Chicago and ...

Illini men's gymnastics to clash with Temple, UIC

By James Boyd

February 4, 2016

Tweet: @llliniMGym will look to bounce back after a close to Penn State. The #Illini face UIC and Temple this Saturday.No longer undefeated, the Illinois men’s gymnastics team looks to regroup after a close loss to defending Big Ten Champion Penn State.The Illini are back at Huff Hall this Satu...

Illini of the Week Feb.4: Chandler Eggleston

Illini of the Week Feb.4: Chandler Eggleston

By James Boyd

February 3, 2016

Editor’s note: The Daily Illini sports desk sits down each week 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.Chandler Egglestonch saluted the judges and went about his floor exer...

Big Ten foe edges Illini men's gymnastics

Big Ten foe edges Illini men's gymnastics

By James Boyd

January 31, 2016

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...

Men's gymnastic faces reigning Big Ten champs

Men's gymnastic faces reigning Big Ten champs

By James Boyd

January 27, 2016

Having lost the Big Ten Championships by six-tenths to Penn State last season, the Illinois men’s gymnastics team enter Rec Hall for the first time since its agonizing defeat.The team is reminded of just how close it came to winning at every practice. Head coach Justin Spring made sure of that, plaster...

Illini men's gymnastics sneaks past conference foe, keeps perfect record intact

By James Boyd

January 25, 2016

Three tenths.That was the difference between winning and losing for the Illinois men’s gymnastics team when it defeated IowaRB this past weekend to improve to 7-0RB on the season.Sophomore Chandler Eggleston noted how the results could've been different had he been slightly off on one of his...

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