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Illini men’s gymnastics falls short at Big Ten Championships

Illinois' Bobby Baker launches off the vault during the meet against Stanford at Huff Hall on Friday, March 6. The Illini lost 21-9.

March 30, 2015

Three individual event title wins for the Illinois men’s gymnastics team helped relieve the sting of finishing in second place (436.700-436.100) behind Penn State in the team finals at the Big Ten Championships at State College, Pennsylvania, over the weekend. During team finals on Friday, senior Jordan Valdez got the ...

Freshman gymnasts to perform this weekend

By Daniel Collins

January 23, 2015

Illinois men's gymnastics head coach Justin Spring will be placing more freshmen into his lineup than he is accustomed to this weekend against Ohio State. Junior C.J. Maestas and freshman Bobby Baker will see limited action, if any, on Saturday due to spending the majority of the week training at the...

Illinois men’s gymnastics prepares for Penn State, Winter Cup

By Kieran Hampl

February 14, 2014

This weekend’s meet against No. 7 Penn State is just another stop for the No. 5 Illinois men’s gymnastics team on the way to its ultimate goal of winning the Big Ten Championship and then the NCAAs.  This does not mean the Illini are taking Penn State lightly because like Minnesota proved two wee...

Illini men’s gymnastics team refocuses and prepares to get back on track against Iowa

By Kieran Hampl

February 6, 2014

The No. 5 Illinois men’s gymnastics team, coming off a loss to No. 7 Minnesota, hopes to bounce back this weekend against No. 9 Iowa on the road.   Despite not hitting routines as accurately as usual, the Illini’s biggest problem was that they had to have unhealthy gymnasts competing because of ...

Illini tie for 2nd in Windy City Invite; Eggleston repeats as Big Ten Freshman of the Week

By Kieran Hampl

January 22, 2014

The No. 7 Illinois men’s gymnastics team traveled to Chicago for the second straight weekend, this time to compete in the 44th annual Windy City Invitational along with some of the best teams in the Midwest. With a score of 436.050, the Illini tied for second with No. 4 Ohio State and finished only 1.45 points...