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Slow start for Illini softball is not cause for panic

Slow start for Illini softball is not cause for panic

By Lucas Wright

April 11, 2016


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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 currently sit at 3-6 in conference play.SO For most teams, this would be cause for panic, but ...

Illini softball to host struggling Rutgers

Illini softball to host struggling Rutgers

By Lucas Wright

March 30, 2016


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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...

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

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

By Drake Pena

March 15, 2016


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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 the Jaguars and the pair came one error away from a perfect game.In game two, Vec...

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

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

By Thomas Polcyn

March 14, 2016


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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 home games of the season. They will be taking on Indiana University Purdue-University Indianapolis (7...

Softball wraps up Texas Invitational

By Drake Pena

February 28, 2016


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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 invite 3-2.   Junior Jade Vecvanags totaled a season-high six strikeouts in the team’s final game versus...

Illini ready to grab weekend by the horns

Illini ready to grab weekend by the horns

By Drake Pena

February 25, 2016


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[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 tournament, the Illinois softball team will look to keep its momentum going in this weekend’s Te...

Illinois softball wraps up 3-1 weekend

Illinois softball wraps up 3-1 weekend

By Drake Pena

February 22, 2016


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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 achieve once during the previous year.Last weekend brought a trio of wins versus quality ACC opp...

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

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

By Drake Pena

February 18, 2016


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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 as the representatives of the Big Ten in this specific slate of games. Around the country, both conferences w...

Illinois softball begins season 2-3

By Drake Pena

February 15, 2016


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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 season. Spanning three days, the invitational had the team square off against teams from the East Coast ...

Illini softball starts season Friday with new coach

Illini softball starts season Friday with new coach

By Drake Pena

February 9, 2016


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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 16 seasons at the program's helm and leaves her duties to Perry, who comes to Illinois from Ball Sta...

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