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Illinois men's rugby takes fifth place at Iowa tournament

By Edwin Hsieh

April 10, 2016

Illinois rugby battles weather, injuries, and lack of sleep but manages to go 3-2 in Iowa over the weekend. #IlliniBy Edwin HsiehStaff writerThe sevens team — a sub group of the Illinois men's rugby team— participated in Iowa's tournament in Iowa City this past weekend. The injury-str...

March 15, 2016

Rich Daniels, president of the Illinois men’s rugby team, circled April 2, 9 and 16 on his calendar once the season schedule was set.Those three seven-on-seven tournament dates will decidewhether the team will receive an invitation to the Collegiate Rugby Championships inPhila...

Illini rugby prepares for upcoming seven-on-seven season

Richard Daniels gets lifted into the air by his teammates during a lineout in the game against Minnesota at the Complex Fields on Saturday, October 17.

By Edwin Hsieh

March 13, 2016

Rich Daniels, the president of the Illinois men’s rugby team, circled April 2, 9 and 16 AGon his calendar as soon as the season schedule was set.Those dates are the three seven-on-seven tournaments that decide if the team will receive an invitation to the Collegiate Rugby Championship in Philadelph...

IIAA brings together kids and volleyball at the ARC

Two teams face off in the IIAA's volleyball tournament at the ARC on Saturday, Dec. 12. Photo courtesy of Tom Corr, IIAA

By James Boyd

December 17, 2015

Play to win. Have fun. Be a good person. Hold yourself accountable.Those were the four rules that Tom Corr, executive director of the Illinois Inter-Agency Athletic Association, said to each youth volleyball team before they faced off at the Activities and Recreation Center on Saturday.Normally, the...

Illinois rugby slammed by injuries in fall season

By Carley Kulenkamp

December 9, 2015

Tweet: Illinois Club Rugby inconsistent in Fall seasonBy Carley KulenkampStaff writerThe Illinois men’s rugby team had a season full of ups and downs this fall, finishing 2-4 in the Big Ten. Before the first game, the team was optimistic about the upcoming season. With many returning players a...

Chicago Blackhawks beat St. Louis Blues, 5-3, in sled hockey at Illinois Ice Arena

By Ryan Wilson

December 6, 2015

At Illinois’ Ice Arena Saturday night, fans were beating the glass like a drum and screaming their favorite players’ names as they watched the Chicago Blackhawks beat the St. Louis Blues, 5-3.It seemed like most hockey games, except the players — in their teams’ respective NHL uniforms and ...

Men’s and women’s fall rowing season comes to a close

By Carley Kulenkamp

November 5, 2015

The Illinois rowing club celebrated a closing to its fall season Saturday in Indianapolis at the Head of the Eagle regatta.The Illini had many boats partaking in the regatta, filling slots from the Men’s Collegiate 8+ A division to Women’s Collegiate 2 division. Competition at the race was tough, inclu...

Gail Gaeng Dominates in tournament as Illini split games on opening weekend

Illinois' Gail Gaeng readies for a shot during the wheelchair basketball game against Wisconsin-Whitewater at the ARC on Feb. 13. Gaeng is one of two Illini — the other is Megan Blunk — who qualified for the 2016 Rio Paralympics with Team USA.

By Thomas Polcyn

November 2, 2015

Over the weekend, the Illinois women’s wheelchair basketball team took part in its first tournament of the season. The Illini traveled to Toronto to participate in the Wheelchair Basketball Academy’s annual tournament.It was a three-team tournament that included the Illini, Canadian Academy team and ...

Illinois rugby ends fall season 2-4

Illinois lines up against Minnesota in a scrum during the game at the Complex Fields on Saturday, October 17.

By Carley Kulenkamp

November 2, 2015

Injury, inexperience and inconsistent defense were the story of the season for the Illinois men’s rugby team.The Illini faced the Michigan Wolverines on Saturday, marking the last game of their fall season. Illinois went into this game looking for a win, which would have secured them a spot in the B...

Men’s and women’s rowing crews show potential at Chicago boat race

By Carly Kulenkamp

October 28, 2015

The Illinois men’s and women’s rowing teams both showed promise in their performance this past weekend in Chicago.The Illini journeyed up to the windy city to face the DePaul Blue Demons in the annual Race4Row Chicago Boat Race. This race serves as a fundraiser for Recovery on Water, "A mutua...

Men’s rugby suffers tough conference loss

By Carley Kulenkamp

October 27, 2015

Tweet: [email protected] looks past loss to Purdue to prepare for its final game of the fall season By Carley KulenkampContributing writerThe Illinois men’s rugby team let Purdue surge back late to snatch a win in its game Saturday, and the Illini slipped back below .500 for the second time this seas...

Illinois club softball dominates conference competition

By Carley Kulenkamp

October 26, 2015

The loud music and laughter coming from the Illinois club softball’s dugout are proof that this season has been one to celebrate for the team.The team sits at the No. 1 seed in its conference at the end of fall-season play. Illinois sports a 7-0 record in conference and finished 13-1 overall.Illino...

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