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Illinois rugby slammed by injuries in fall season

By Carley Kulenkamp

December 9, 2015

Tweet: Illinois Club Rugby inconsistent in Fall seasonBy Carley KulenkampStaff writerThe Illinois men’s rugby team had a season full of ups and downs this fall, finishing 2-4 in the Big Ten. Before the first game, the team was optimistic about the upcoming season. With many returning players a...

Illinois rugby ends fall season 2-4

Illinois rugby ends fall season 2-4

By Carley Kulenkamp

November 2, 2015

Injury, inexperience and inconsistent defense were the story of the season for the Illinois men’s rugby team.The Illini faced the Michigan Wolverines on Saturday, marking the last game of their fall season. Illinois went into this game looking for a win, which would have secured them a spot in the B...

Men’s rugby suffers tough conference loss

By Carley Kulenkamp

October 27, 2015

Tweet: [email protected] looks past loss to Purdue to prepare for its final game of the fall season By Carley KulenkampContributing writerThe Illinois men’s rugby team let Purdue surge back late to snatch a win in its game Saturday, and the Illini slipped back below .500 for the second time this seas...

Illinois beaten but not defeated in conference matchup

By Carley Kulenkamp

September 24, 2015

The Illinois rugby team was finally able to go face-to-face with the defending Big Ten champion Indiana Hoosiers after having the game pushed back to Sunday due to inclement weather.The energy on the field was palpable amidst the chants of “Illini” and “Hoo-Hoo-Hoo-Hoosiers” as both teams prepare...

Illinois rugby members play many roles on and off the field

Illinois rugby members play many roles on and off the field

April 16, 2015

Rich Daniels is a man of many passions. The sophomore is majoring in music performance with a pre-law track and is the president of the Illinois Men’s Rugby team. “Music is less competitive, and at the same time, you need the same dedication and work ethic in both music and rugby to succeed,” he...

Illinois men’s rugby spring regular season ends at Iowa

Illinois men’s rugby spring regular season ends at Iowa

By Peter Romanchuk

April 8, 2015

With the Big Ten Championships less than two weeks away, the men’s rugby team will have one final series of matches to determine its seeding. Illinois rugby will travel to Iowa City, Iowa, on April 11 for its last regular season tournament before it hosts the Big Ten championships on April 18th at...

University sees admissions applications decrease, admits more students

By Abigale Svoboda

February 19, 2015

Since Friday, the University has sent out a warm welcome to 22,267 students accepted to attend this coming Fall. The University has received four percent fewer applications this year than in 2014. This year, 34,119 students applied, and 22,267 students were admitted. In 2014, 35,695 students applied, and ...

Illinois rugby fighting for popularity

Illinois rugby fighting for popularity

November 11, 2014

While baseball and football are considered America’s pastimes, rugby is a sport that is rapidly gaining popularity and attention in the United States. Not only is rugby growing nationwide, but it is also becoming more relevant here at the University thanks to the Illinois men’s rugby team. “Techni...