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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...

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 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...

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 rowing club heads to Ann Arbor

Women’s Varsity 8+ (UChicago Varsity 8+ on dock as well), Illinois Collegiate Rowing Invitational in Clinton Lake, DeWitt, Illinois in April 2014.

April 22, 2015

Both Illinois men and women’s rowing teams will travel to Ann Arbor, Michigan, this Saturday for the Mid-American Collegiate Rowing Association Championships. In preparation, the teams are fine-tuning their stroke technique. “Rowing is a very technical and repetitive sport and having a good, clea...

Illinois men’s rugby finishes sixth in Big Ten Championship

Illinois' Joe Bird goes after Michigan's offense during the Big Ten Rugby Tournament v. Michigan at the Complex Fields on Saturday.

By Zoe Kaler

April 20, 2015

The Illinois men’s rugby team finished sixth in an eight-team field Saturday in the Big Ten Championship Tournament.  Hosted at the University at the PAR/FAR playing fields, the tournament was structured with two pools of four teams — two teams advanced from each pool and two were sent to the consolat...

Illinois rowing wins state championship over weekend

Illinois rowing wins state championship over weekend

By Zoe Kaler

April 20, 2015

Illinois hosted the 2015 Illinois Collegiate Rowing Invitational at Clinton Lake in DeWitt, Illinois, on Saturday. The women won the regatta and the men took third, but the team as a whole won the state championship.  In women’s varsity eights, the Illini took first and second place. Illinois’s wom...

Illinois rugby members play many roles on and off the field

John Huguelet practices with other rugby players for the Big Ten weekend in Iowa at the Florida and Lincoln Playing Field on April 7.

April 16, 2015

Rich Daniels is a man of many passions. The sophomore is majoring in music performance with a pre-law track and is the president of the Illinois Men’s Rugby team. “Music is less competitive, and at the same time, you need the same dedication and work ethic in both music and rugby to succeed,” he...

Illinois women’s rowing club wraps up regular season

The Illinois women's rowing team compete in the Lubbers Cup in Michigan.

By Emma McGowen

April 15, 2015

The Illinois women’s rowing team wrapped up its regular season this past weekend with the women’s Varsity 8+ boat finishing last out of seven teams and the Novice 8+ boat placing third out of six teams at Don Lubber’s Cup. “We got a lot of racing experience,” senior club president Meridith...

Illini Women’s Rowing Club prepares for the Don Lubber’s Cup

Women’s Novice 8+ rowing on Lake Lanier in Georgia over spring break in March 2014.

By Emma McGowen

April 9, 2015

The Illinois Collegiate Rowing Invite is just over a week away, April 18. To prepare, the Illinois women’s club will compete in Don Lubber’s Cup in Grand Rapids, Michigan, this weekend. Don Lubber’s Cup will be the Illini’s last regular season race — the event was named after former Grand Vall...

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