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Slow start for Illini softball is not cause for panic

Illinois’ Ruby Rivera hits a ground ball to second base during game one of the doubleheader against Nebraska at Eichelberger Field on Saturday, March 26. The Illini won game one 8-3 and game two 10-2.
April 11, 2016

Tweet: [email protected] continues to struggle in conference playBig Ten play has not been kind to the Illinois softball team so far.Coming off another series loss against the Minnesota Golden Gophers, the Illini...

Illini softball to host struggling Rutgers

Illinois' Nicole Evans (40) sprints for first base during the softball game v. Indiana at Eichelberger Field on Sunday, Mar. 29, 2015. Illinois won 22-12.
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...

Vecvanags gets pair of wins in Illinois softball's home-opening doubleheader

Illinois' Jade Vecvanags (7) pitches the ball during the softball game v. Wisconsin at Eichelberger Field on Saturday, Apr. 18, 2015. Illinois won 5-3.
March 15, 2016

Jade Vecvanags got wins in both ends of Illinois softball's Tuesday doubleheader with IUPUI, and they came under very different circumstances.The junior combined with sophomore Kate Giddens to no-hit...

Illinois softball team plays in first home games of the season in double-header against IUPUI

Illinois' Carly Thomas (25) attempts to make contact with the ball during the softball game v. Purdue at Eichelberger Field on Sunday, April 26, 2015. Purdue won 8-7.
March 14, 2016

Tweet: [email protected] looks to continue its strong play in its home opener Tuesday #Illini After winning four out of five games in Tampa Bay last week, the Illinois softball team (12-7) will play in its first...

Softball wraps up Texas Invitational

February 28, 2016

Pitching played a big role this weekend at the Texas Invitational in Austin for the Illinois softball team — a reoccurring theme so far during the young season. The team finished the...

Illini ready to grab weekend by the horns

Illinois' Breanna Wonderly (20) pitches the ball during the softball game v. Purdue at Eichelberger Field on Sunday, Apr. 26, 2015. Purdue won 8-7.
February 25, 2016

[email protected] looks to knock off another ranked foe, when it takes on No. 21 Texas in this weekend’s Texas Invitational.After representing the conference strongly in last week’s Big Ten/ACC...

Illinois softball wraps up 3-1 weekend

Illinois' Allie Bauch (21) attempts to pop up the ball during the softball game v. Purdue at Eichelberger Field on Sunday, Apr. 26, 2015. Purdue won 8-7.
February 22, 2016

The Illinois softball team is two weeks into the season and already has some signature wins under its belt.AGThe first action of the season brought a victory versus a top 25 team, a feat the team did not...

Illini softball to serve as ambassadors in Big Ten/ ACC Tournament

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Sophomore Jade Vecvanags (7) throws a pitch during the game against Purdue on Friday, April 24, 2015. Illinois won 9-1.
February 18, 2016

Fresh off of its first action of the season, the Illinois softball team will serve as ambassadors for the Big Ten in the Big Ten/ACC Tournament hosted by North Carolina.Northwestern will join Illinois...

Illinois softball begins season 2-3

February 15, 2016

The Illinois softball team started its season with the JuiceBlendz FIU Invitational last weekend.JTHosted by Florida International University, Illinois had their chance to compete for the first time this...

Illini softball starts season Friday with new coach

Tyra Perry, Illinois' new women's softball head coach, poses in her new Illini gear at Eichelberger Field after a press conference on June 25.
February 9, 2016

Illinois softball has a new leader: Head coach Tyra Perry is set to begin her first season with the Illini after Terri Sullivan retired in June.Sullivan was the program's founding head coach. She spent...

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