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Illinois men’s and women’s rowing team complete first race of the season

By Carley Kulenkamp

October 16, 2015

The Illinois men’s and women’s rowing team rowed down 4.7 kilometers of water at the Head of the Rock race this past weekend, marking the beginning of the season.Both teams traveled to Rockford, Illinois, to compete. The men’s varsity team had a crew finish sixth and a crew finish seventh overal...

Lozano named D1A Player of the Week

By Carley Kulenkamp

October 14, 2015

The Illinois men's rugby team is coach-less, underfunded and unknown to many students, yet it has drawn national attention with one of their own, Mario Lozano, who was named the Division 1A Player of the Week.D1A Rugby chooses its player of the week from one of the 40 Division I ...

Tatyana McFadden wins fifth-consecutive Chicago Marathon

Portrait by Brenton Tse The Daily Illini

By Lauren Mroz

October 11, 2015

Tatyana McFadden continued her dominance on the women’s wheelchair course at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon Sunday morning, winning the women’s wheelchair division for a fifth straight time. The University of Illinois graduate set a new course record, finishing in 1 hour 41 minutes 10 second...

Illinois rugby scores first conference win

By Carly Kulenkamp

October 6, 2015

The Illinois men’s rugby team pulled off its first win of the season this weekend at Iowa in a 51-10 victory. The Illini bounced back after a tough loss to Ohio State the previous weekend to get their first conference win.Illinois struck first, scoring on a try by senior Mario Lozano. The Hawkeyes quick...

Rugby loses key players, falls to Ohio State

By Carley Kulenkamp

September 29, 2015

In this weekend’s matchup with Ohio State, the Illinois men’s rugby team suffered the loss of two key players: captain Matt Ramsey and Elijah Seay. Ramsey went down late in the first half with an ACL tear, and Seay left the game early in the second half due to a shoulder injury. Both players are domi...

Illinois beaten but not defeated in conference matchup

By Carley Kulenkamp

September 24, 2015

The Illinois rugby team was finally able to go face-to-face with the defending Big Ten champion Indiana Hoosiers after having the game pushed back to Sunday due to inclement weather.The energy on the field was palpable amidst the chants of “Illini” and “Hoo-Hoo-Hoo-Hoosiers” as both teams prepare...

Illinois rugby looking to be a force in Big Ten

By Carley Kulenkamp

September 17, 2015

After a rebuilding year last year, Richard Daniels, the president of the Illinois men’s rugby team, has high hopes for the Illini this year.Illinois will be returning many experienced players including its captain, senior Matt Ramsey. Along with Ramsey, the team returns seniors Mario Lozano and Ma...

Illinois wheelchair basketball in midst of offseason grind

By Thomas Polcyn

September 16, 2015

Illinois’ men’s and women’s wheelchair basketball teams are putting in preseason work to prime themselves for another successful campaign. Monday through Wednesday they’re in the ARC practicing during the early morning hours. After those practice sessions, many of the players stick around to get so...

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