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Illinois women’s track and field win three events at Billy Hayes Invitational

Illinois women’s track and field win three events at Billy Hayes Invitational

May 5, 2014

The Illinois women’s track and field team finished with three event titles at the Billy Hayes Invitational over the weekend. The meet held in Bloomington, Indiana, was the final of the regular season for the Illini. “We’ve had a lot of ups and downs to our season, but it’s important to go into Big Tens on a posi...

Illinois women’s track finishes 17th at Drake Relays

April 28, 2014

After winning the Hy-Vee Cup at the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa, last year, the Illini fell short of a repeat performance and finished well behind first place Baylor. The team scored five top-five finishes for a 17th place finish, and placed in some events that were not part of the Hy-Vee Cup. ...

Illinois women’s track and field gear up for Drake Relays

April 24, 2014

The Illinois women’s track and field team will travel to Des Moines, Iowa, this weekend to compete in the Drake Relays. The event, known for being an extremely competitive and exclusive meet, will feature more than 50 teams from across the country. Coming off a weekend in which some athletes competed while ...

Illinois women’s track and field post 4 top-5 finishes at LSU Alumni Gold meet

Illinois women’s track and field post 4 top-5 finishes at LSU Alumni Gold meet

April 21, 2014

The Illinois women’s track and field totaled four top-five finishes at the LSU Alumni Gold meet Saturday. The Illini were up against a field that included three teams ranked in the top-10 nationally. With numerous members of the team taking the week off in preparation for Drake Relays next weekend, the ...

High jumper Bloch-Jones competes at NCAA

March 17, 2014

Freshman high jumper Kandie Bloch-Jones represented the Illinois women’s track and field team this weekend at the NCAA Indoor Championships.  Bloch-Jones, the team’s lone representative in the meet, placed 14th in the high jump. The finish earned her second-team All-America honors. “It was an honor...

Kandie Bloch-Jones jumps over heights and expectations

March 6, 2014

Experience is supposed to count for something. Usually success takes time, especially when beginning a new level of competition. That’s just how things work. Illinois freshman high jumper Kandie Bloch-Jones must have missed that memo. This past weekend at her first ever Big Ten Indoor Championships, B...

Illini gear up for Big Ten Indoor Championships

February 28, 2014

The Illinois women’s track and field team will travel to Geneva, Ohio, on Friday to compete in the Big Ten Indoor Championships. After a dominating performance in their last outing at the Orange and Blue Open, the Illini will look to ride their momentum and be one of the final teams vying for a conference...

Illinois women’s track and field dominates final home meet

February 24, 2014

The Illini women’s track and field team overwhelmed its competition Saturday at the Orange and Blue Open, the team’s last indoor meet of the regular season. With the Big Ten Championships starting this weekend, Saturday’s meet presented the team with an opportunity to gain some much needed momen...

Illinois women’s track to use home meet to prepare for Big Tens

February 20, 2014

The Illini women’s track and field team will compete Saturday in the Orange and Blue Open at the Illinois Armory. After an impressive team showing in their last meet, with five Illini netting top-five finishes, the Orange and Blue look to find a collective groove with Big Ten Championships just a w...

Illini women’s track and field finishes with six top-three finishes at Meyo Invitational

By Nicholas Fortin

February 10, 2014

After a two-week break the Illinois women’s track team was able to continue its success with six top-three finishes at the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational this past weekend. The Illini recorded three personal bests over the course of the two-day meet in South Bend, Ind., against tough competition that in...

Illini women’s track records 10 top-10 finishes in Kentucky

By Nicholas Fortin

January 27, 2014

The Illinois women’s track team had an impressive weekend from start to finish at the Rod McCravy Memorial Invitational in Lexington, Ky. Against tough competition, including three teams in the top six in the country, the Illini shone. Illinois recorded 10 top-10 finishes, setting nine personal-best ti...

Letter: New anti-Semitism

September 2, 2004

Today, historian Omer Bartov will speak on the "new anti-Semitism." Bartov has referred to the new anti-Semitism as "genocidal." But it is quite simply a construct of Zionist propaganda. As scholar Norman Finkelstein argues, new anti-Semitism can be categorized in three ways. First, incidents are fab...