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Illinois men’s golf finish strong, win 3M Invitational

By Ryan Wilson

April 3, 2016

This weekend, the Illinois men’s golf team secured its first win in the last month. This win came in the 3M Augusta Invitational against 14 other teams — nine of which ranked in Golfweek’s top 50.ej The team finished fifth and eighth at its last two tournaments.ej“People don’t understand how...

Illini men's tennis earn fifth straight sweep

Illini men's tennis earn fifth straight sweep

By Alex Wallner

April 3, 2016

Sunday afternoon, No. 15 Illinois men’s tennis played not one, but two matches inside the Atkins Tennis Center.ej In the first game of the doubleheader, the Illini took on No. 30 Wisconsin.ej The Badgers came into the match with only two losses, but left with three after falling to the Illini.The Il...

Illinois men’s gymnastics finish runner-up to Ohio State

Illinois men’s gymnastics finish runner-up to Ohio State

By James Boyd

April 3, 2016

Once again, the Illinois men’s gymnastics failed to capture the top trophy in the Big Ten championships this past weekend.Finishing runner-up to Penn State in last year’s championships, the Illini were in Columbus, Ohio, looking to avenge that close loss – one in which they were defeated by 0.6 ...

Strong winds can't slow down women's track and field

Strong winds can't slow down women's track and field

By Jacob Diaz

April 3, 2016

The Illinois women’s track and field team battled gusty winds all weekend at the Big Blue Classic hosted by Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.ej Despite the conditions, the team continued to show improvement and 10 Illini athletes finished in the top five of their events.ejJunior Kandie Blo...

Illini women's tennis prepares for Big Ten duo

By Tim Griffin

March 31, 2016

tweet: @illiniwtennis prepares for Big Ten duo as Iowa and Nebraska come to townThe Illinois women’s tennis team is awaiting two Big Ten counterparts to make the trip to Urbana this coming weekend. The Illini will take on the Iowa Hawkeyes on Friday and then the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Sunday at the...

Illinois women's golf posts third place finish

By Benjy Sabitt

March 31, 2016

Tweet: Illini Women's golf posts second consecutive top-five finishAfter a mediocre start to the beginning of the spring season, the Illinois women’s golf team appears to have found its rhythm. The Illini are coming off a busy two-week stretch, which started with the Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitat...

Illini men’s tennis look for revenge against Minnesota

Illini men’s tennis look for revenge against Minnesota

By Alex Wallner

March 30, 2016

Tweet: [email protected] looks to avenge last season’s loss to Minnesota on Friday.The Illinois men’s tennis team faces Big Ten foe Minnesota on Friday at Atkins Tennis Center and will be the Illini’s first of three matches on the weekend.Despite coming off a win Sunday against Purdue the Ill...

Illinois men’s gymnastics heads to Ohio for Big Ten Championships

Illinois men’s gymnastics heads to Ohio for Big Ten Championships

By James Boyd

March 30, 2016

There is a giant orange poster on the wall at Kenney Gym. But unlike the many other orange advertisements around Illinois’ campus, it does not feature Illini athletes, and it has nothing to do with the recent hiring of head football coach Lovie Smith.It simply reads, “0.6” in big black letters...

Lovie era begins with Spring Ball

By Joey Figuerora

March 30, 2016

tweet: #Illini position battles and new coaching hires highlight spring ball.It’s been a head-spinning few months for the Illinois football program, and it’s finally time to strap on some helmets and hit the field. Spring practices officially kick off this Friday at Memorial Stadium and will contin...

Illini mens track kick off outdoor season at Stanford Invite

Illini mens track kick off outdoor season at Stanford Invite

By Will Most

March 30, 2016

Tweet: .With a roster missing some of their best athletes @IlliniMTrack heads to California for the Stanford Invite. #IlliniAfter an indoor season where the Illinois men’s track team struggled to stand out, the team will be starting off the outdoor season at the Stanford Invite and fielding a roster ...

Illini softball to host struggling Rutgers

Illini softball to host struggling Rutgers

By Lucas Wright

March 30, 2016

Tweet: [email protected] brings hot streak at the plate into this weekend against RutgersAfter nearly a week of downtime, the Illinois softball team will resume Big Ten competition this Friday at home against Rutgers.This weekend’s matchup follows some much needed rest for the Illini after playing a spri...

Ngai’s age isn’t holding the Illinois gymnast back

Ngai’s age isn’t holding the Illinois gymnast back

By James Boyd

March 29, 2016

Tweet: Age doesn’t faze #Illini 17-year-old Brandon Ngai, @lbrad5 gears up for his final #B1G title run.Sophomore Brandon Ngai’s rise to pommel horse prominence has been one of the most talked about stories of the Illinois men’s gymnastics team this season.Aside from his one missed routine at home against Michigan, the...

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