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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 men’s tennis gets big play from underclassmen

Illinois men’s tennis gets big play from underclassmen

By Lucas Wright

September 27, 2015


Filed under Sports

The long-awaited season opener for the Illinois men’s tennis team closed with a hopeful finish for a few young players.The Illini, who are playing without three of their top players — Jared Hiltzik, Aleks Vukic and Brian Page — traveled to Texas A&M for the Conference Challenge and head c...

Men's tennis reloading for Big Ten title defense

By Lucas Wright

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 a s...