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Illinois men’s rugby spring regular season ends at Iowa

Illinois men’s rugby spring regular season ends at Iowa

By Peter Romanchuk

April 8, 2015

With the Big Ten Championships less than two weeks away, the men’s rugby team will have one final series of matches to determine its seeding. Illinois rugby will travel to Iowa City, Iowa, on April 11 for its last regular season tournament before it hosts the Big Ten championships on April 18th at...

English show team makes Illini Equestrian history

By Emma McGowan

April 1, 2015

For most people, spring break is a time to kick back, relax and not worry about too much. But for the Illini Equestrians’ English show team, spring break brought on a different mindset. The team couldn’t take a break, as it was competing at Zone Championships, a qualifier for nationals, on March 29 at Ma...

A look inside Illini handball

By Peter Romanchuck

April 1, 2015

Players in the Illinois handball club raced back and forth on the racquetball courts in the basement of the ARC during practice. Though the competitive season may be over, most of the players on the team still show up Monday and Wednesday nights at 7 p.m. to sharpen their skills while having a littl...

Horseback riding more than a hobby for Illini Equestrians

Horseback riding more than a hobby for Illini Equestrians

By Emma McGowen

March 19, 2015

Some people don’t believe that horseback riding is a sport, but those who have ridden at least once in their life know that’s not true. Horseback riding doesn’t include trail riding — the kind of riding you do in a national park on vacation — due to the fact that the horses are trained to ...

Illinois wheelchair basketball teams finish 1-2 in Alabama

Illinois wheelchair basketball teams finish 1-2 in Alabama

By Peter Romanchuk

March 2, 2015

The Illinois men’s and women’s wheelchair basketball teams had faced all this weekend’s opponents before, but couldn’t convert that familiarity into more than a single win each. Wisconsin-Whitewater, defending national champion in men’s and women’s wheelchair basketball, highlighted the tou...

Illinois rowing breaks two world records

Illinois rowing breaks two world records

By Drake Pena

December 9, 2014

The Illinois rowing team broke two world records over the weekend: the large team longest continual row for the 20-29 age group and for the 19-and-under age group.  Starting at noon on Friday until noon on Monday, the men’s and women’s novice and varsity teams rowed for 72 hours non-stop on the ...

Illinois student’s quest to becoming a karate world champion

Illinois student’s quest to becoming a karate world champion

By Patrick Filbin

November 19, 2014

Inside a mirrored room at the Activities and Recreation Center, Alli Mack, a 19-year-old pre-med student, takes a kick to the side of her head. She stands five feet, five inches tall and is bouncing swiftly and decisively on the balls of her feet. Back and forth, back and forth. The steps make a pulsi...

University Board of Trustees right to end Kilgore controversy

By Daily Illini Editorial Board

November 18, 2014

On Thursday, the Board of Trustees announced that University departments were free to hire former instructor James Kilgore, ending months of debate and controversy that embarrassed the University on a national level. Kilgore was a lecturer in Global Studies and part-time staff member with the Center...

Illinois rugby fighting for popularity

Illinois rugby fighting for popularity

November 11, 2014

While baseball and football are considered America’s pastimes, rugby is a sport that is rapidly gaining popularity and attention in the United States. Not only is rugby growing nationwide, but it is also becoming more relevant here at the University thanks to the Illinois men’s rugby team. “Techni...

Men’s and women’s wheelchair basketball teams open with preseason tourney

Men’s and women’s wheelchair basketball teams open with preseason tourney

By Eli Schwadron and Drake Pena

November 10, 2014

Hard hitting, intense, violent. These might be words you use to describe a sport like football or rugby, but there is another sport being played in Champaign-Urbana that is the epitome of these descriptions: wheelchair basketball.  Everything you expect to see when watching basketball can be found in wheelchair play. ...

Women’s rowing novice 4-plus team wins national championship

Women’s rowing novice 4-plus team wins national championship

By Charlotte Carroll

June 2, 2014

One is bloodstained. One holds a ribbon recognizing the recent shooting at UC Santa Barbara.One came straight off a rower’s back. One has never been worn.Yet all of these elements can be found in a collection of 10 shirts that the University of Illinois’ club rowing women’s novice 4-plus team won...

The Illini Judo Club teaches physical skills, while emphasizing mental toughness for its participants

The Illini Judo Club teaches physical skills, while emphasizing mental toughness for its participants

April 15, 2014

Prior to each practice, head trainer Jonathan Chu of the Illini Judo Club instructs his fellow judokas to thoroughly clean the practice area at the ARC Combat Room. Following the cleaning of the practice mats, the judokas bow before engaging in any combat with their fellow teammates. The cleaning and subs...

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