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Illinois women’s wheelchair basketball goes into nationals as top seed

Illinois women’s wheelchair basketball goes into nationals as top seed

By Thomas Polcyn

March 8, 2016


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Tweet- @IlliniWCBball holds top seed going into nationals. #IlliniIt was just last year that the Illinois women’s wheelchair basketball team lost to Alabama in the national championship. Then and there, the Illini made it their goal to get back and win it all. This year, they are looking for some revenge, and ...

Illinois wheelchair basketball teams heading to Alabama for final regular season tournament

February 25, 2016


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Tweet- @IlliniWCBball plays final regular season tournament in preparation of national tournament #IlliniAs the opportunity to achieve their goal of a national championship nears, the Illinois wheelchair basketball teams will travel to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, to play in their final regular season tournamen...

Illinois wheelchair basketball teams succeed in final home tournament of season

Illinois wheelchair basketball teams succeed in final home tournament of season

By Thomas Polcyn

February 15, 2016


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Tweet-#Illini wheelchair basketball teams succeed in final home tournament of the season.Over the weekend, the Illinois wheelchair basketball teams played in their second and final home tournaments of the season.The tournaments were held at the ARC, and Illinois hosted Missouri, Alabama, UW-Whitewat...

Illinois wheelchair basketball teams succeed at Auburn

Illinois wheelchair basketball teams succeed at Auburn

By Tommy Polcyn

February 2, 2016


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Tweet- [email protected] succeeds in tough tournament at Auburn #IlliniIn their second tournament back from break, the Illinois wheelchair basketball teams are starting to settle into their top form. The teams squared up against some of the toughest competition in the country and were able to get a goo...

Illini women’s wheelchair basketball set up for second half of season

Illini women’s wheelchair basketball set up for second half of season

By Thomas Polcyn

January 26, 2016


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Tweet: @IllinoisWCBball is ahead of schedule compared to last years championship run. #IlliniWith more than half of the Illinois women’s wheelchair basketball season completed, head coach Stephanie Wheelerbr is feeling good about the direction of her team. The women’s team has now played some of th...

Three former Illinois men’s wheelchair basketball players qualify for Paralympics

Three former Illinois men’s wheelchair basketball players qualify for Paralympics

By Ryan Wilson

January 12, 2016


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Illinois’ wheelchair basketball program continues to contribute players to Team USA for the 2016 Rio Paralympics. Illinois women’s wheelchair basketball players Mega Blunk and Gail Gaeng qualified for the U.S. women’s team and now former Illini Will Waller, Steve Serio and Brian Bell have been named to the 16-player men’s team.The men are joining a team with veteran P...

Illinois women’s wheelchair basketball players make USA Paralympic team

Illinois women’s wheelchair basketball players make USA Paralympic team

By Ryan Wilson

January 11, 2016


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Two Illinois women’s wheelchair basketball players have qualified for their first Paralympics. Megan Blunk and Gail Gaeng will compete on the U.S. team at the 2016 Rio Paralympics on Sept. 7-18.They will join an 11-player team, 10 of which were members of the team that won gold at t...

Illinois women’s wheelchair basketball players trying out for 2016 Rio Paralympic Games

Illinois women’s wheelchair basketball players trying out for 2016 Rio Paralympic Games

By Ryan Wilson

January 4, 2016


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The U.S. National women's wheelchair basketball team is holding its tryouts for the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games and Illinois is well-represented.Nearly a third of all the players are on the Illinois women’s wheelchair basketball team. Representing the Illini in Birmingham, Alabama, this weekend are&...

Illinois wheelchair basketball held their annual “popcorn bowl”

Illinois wheelchair basketball held their annual “popcorn bowl”

By Tommy Polcyn

December 9, 2015


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After a long first half of the season, the Illinois wheelchair basketball teams were able to have a little bit of fun heading into winter break.Wednesday morning, the Illini held their 11th annual “Popcorn Bowl,” a gift exchange and touch football tournament that takes place every year before the breakbr.The in...

Wheelchair basketball finding its rhythm heading into winter break

By Thomas Polcyn

December 9, 2015


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Tweet- #Illini wheelchair basketball looks to build on successful pastBy Thomas PolcynStaff writerIt was not all that long ago the women’s wheelchair basketball team fell just short of a national title, finishing second to Alabama in the 2015 national championship game. Relying on experience and stro...

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

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

By Thomas Polcyn

November 2, 2015


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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 ...