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Size is no object for Illinois' Dana Gattone

Size is no object for Illinois' Dana Gattone

By Ryan Wilson

November 16, 2015


Filed under Sports

After Dana Gattone finished the 18th hole of the Illinois High School Association state championship, Saint Viator High School head coach Mick Drewes walked over to her with a University of Illinois hat, and he asked for an autograph.Gattone started crying. Her golf career at Saint Viator, a Catholic s...

Our kind of thing: the Fighting Illini family

By Alexis Casati

November 15, 2015


Filed under Sports

Being a student-athlete is a tricky thing. It’s an emotional thing, it’s a mental thing and it’s a physical thing.And as surprising as this may sound, I haven’t found many outside of college sports that are able to do justice to just how amazing an experience it is.But balancing all of these feel...

Illinois women’s golf head into the offseason with 4 top-10 finishes this season

By Ryan Wilson

November 1, 2015


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The Illinois women’s golf team ate some Chick-fil-A sandwiches and snacks before ending its fall season at the Palmetto Intercollegiate. The Illini were chowing down during a weather delay during their final tournament of the season and the break appeared to help. The team finished fifth at the ...

Dominant win for Illinois men's golf at Crooked Stick

By Chris Kennedy

October 13, 2015


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At the Olympia Fields Fighting Illini Invite three weeks ago, the Illini faced elite competition without one of their elite players, senior Charlie Danielson.A back injury during a practice round left Danielson on the sideline for one of college golf’s premiere fall events. This week, the two-time A...

Illinois using breaks in tournaments to learn courses

By Ryan Wilson

September 27, 2015


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The Illinois women’s golf team had only two days to practice for its debut at the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Challenge in Knoxville, Tennessee, last week. The team competed against three teams ranked in Golfweek’s top-30, including the host, Tennessee, who was ranked ninth in the nation going into...

Illinois men’s golf hosts top-four teams at Olympia Fields Fighting Illini Invite

By Chris Kennedy

September 17, 2015


Filed under Sports

Last year, the Illinois men’s golf team was eliminated in the Final Four of the NCAA Championships. The Illini finished fifth this weekend at the Olympia Fields Fighting Illini Invitational and got a glimpse at what the national championship field might look like in the spring.Bushnell/Golfweek pres...

Led by Singhsumalee, Illini finish third in Minnesota

By Ryan Wilson

September 16, 2015


Filed under Sports

Bing Singhsumalee began her Illinois career with a near record-breaking performance.Singhsumalee shot a 6-under 66 in her first round as a college golfer. That tied Seul Ki Park and Becky Beach for the lowest single round in Illinois women’s golf history.“That was cool, especially for my fir...

Experience and young talent collide for Illini women's golf

By Lauren Mroz

August 17, 2015


Filed under Sports

The Illini women’s golf team was dependent on young blood last season. They welcomed three freshmen to Renee Sloan’s team: Dana Gattone, Grace Park and Jan Prapassarangkul. Though it fielded a team with such little collegiate experience, Illinois still managed to make several revisions in the schoo...

Illini men's golf moving forward after Final Four finish

Illini men's golf moving forward after Final Four finish

By Christopher Kennedy

August 17, 2015


Filed under Sports

After last season’s defeat in the NCAA semifinals, Illinois men’s golf coach Mike Small proclaimed the team’s run “the greatest season in Illinois golf history.”Last year was a season of highlights for Illinois. It became the first Northern team to be voted the No. 1 team in the country, set ...

Police blotter for March 16, 2015

By Daily Illini Staff Report

March 16, 2015


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Champaign A 19-year-old male was arrested on the charge of residential burglary in the 300 block of East Green Street around 2:30 p.m. Friday. According to the report, the suspect stole jewelry, a computer and other items from the four victims.A 20-year-old female was arrested on the charge of retai...

Illinois men’s golf with best start since 1988-89

December 16, 2014


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The first half of the Illinois men’s golf season proved to be monumental for Illini golfers, coaches and the rest of the college golf community.  Ranked No. 6 in the preseason, the Illini jumped to the No. 1 spot of the Golf Coaches Association of America coaches poll after topping one of the toughest ...

Illinois men’s golf looks to complete perfect fall season

By Lauren Mroz

October 17, 2014


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Led by Big Ten Golfer of the Week Thomas Detry, the Illinois men’s golf team looks to remain perfect through its final fall tournament. Heading to Orlando, Florida, the Illini will compete in the Travistock Collegiate Invitational at the Lake Nona Golf and Country Club between Sunday and Tuesday....

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