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Illinois finishes 6th at Big Tens

Illinois finishes 6th at Big Tens

November 3, 2014

IOWA CITY, IOWA — Disappointed expressions lurked on the Illinois’ men’s cross-country team’s faces after its sixth place finish at the Big Ten Conference Championship meet on Sunday. With a chance to beat four ranked Big Ten opponents, Illinois came into the conference championship hoping f...

Illinois men’s cross-country to send balanced group to Big Ten’s

Illinois men’s cross-country to send balanced group to Big Ten’s

October 30, 2014

Jake Stewart doesn’t feel experience is going to be a deciding factor for the Illinois men’s cross-country team at the Big Ten Championships in Iowa City, Iowa, on Sunday.  Even so, his team has plenty of it. Illinois’ nine-man roster features three seniors and three juniors on the nine-man ros...

Illinois men’s cross-country heads to Wisconsin Adidas Invitational

Illinois men’s cross-country heads to Wisconsin Adidas Invitational

By Matt Gertsmeier

October 16, 2014

With a two-week break from competition, the Illinois men’s cross-country team is set to race in the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational on Friday. This will be the Illini’s toughest meet so far, going up against 19 nationally ranked opponents in the 38-team field, including conference opponents No. 9 Wisc...

Basting leads cross-country to 7th-place finish

By Matt Gertsmeier

September 29, 2014

Bryce Basting has competed in many races during his collegiate career. Saturday, however, was different. For Basting, Saturday’s race was his first-ever wearing the Illinois orange and blue. Basting, a transfer from Eastern Illinois, finished second for the Illini and 20th overall in the Roy Griak Inv...

Illinois men’s cross-country ready for Roy Griak Invitational

Illinois men’s cross-country ready for Roy Griak Invitational

By Matt Gertsmeier

September 25, 2014

After three weeks off from competing, the Illinois men’s cross-country team will face 30 other teams Saturday at the Roy Griak Invitational in Minneapolis. “We’re going to see a lot of different teams from a lot of different parts of the country that we are not typically going to see,” said hea...

Local community speaks out against Israeli offensive in Gaza

Local community speaks out against Israeli offensive in Gaza

By Abrar Al-Heeti

July 28, 2014

Over 150 people lined Main Street outside the federal courthouse in Urbana on Friday, gripping Palestinian flags and signs proclaiming support for Palestine in the wake of ongoing conflict between Israel and Gaza. Israel’s offensive against Hamas in Gaza began on July 8, and has resulted in over 1...

Illinois men’s cross-country looks to the future with youth movement

By Thomas Donley

May 14, 2014

With 17 underclassmen on the roster, it was expected for the Illinois men’s cross-country team to experience a down season while grooming its young athletes for NCAA competition. However, senior Jannis Toepfer and the Illini put together a solid campaign on which to build for the future, finishing in ...

Illini men’s track and field gives strong showing at home meet

By Chris Kennedy

February 24, 2014

The Illinois men’s track and field team had a successful home meet Saturday at the Orange and Blue Open.  The Illini competed without several of their top athletes, who rested this weekend in preparation for the Big Ten Championships next Saturday. Aside from unattached runners, only three teams competed in...

Illini disappointed with NCAA Midwest Regional finish

November 18, 2013

For the second time in as many races, the Illinois men’s cross-country team was disappointed with how it finished.  Coming off the Big Ten meet in which they felt they should have placed higher, the Illini, yet again, failed to live up to their own expectations Friday, taking seventh place at the N...

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