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Illini of the Week Feb.4: Chandler Eggleston

Illini of the Week Feb.4: Chandler Eggleston

By James Boyd

February 4, 2016


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Editor’s note: The Daily Illini sports desk sits down each week and decides which Illinois athlete or coach is our Illini of the Week. Athletes and coaches are evaluated by individual performance and contribution to team success.Chandler Egglestonch saluted the judges and went about his floor exer...

Big Ten foe edges Illini men's gymnastics

Big Ten foe edges Illini men's gymnastics

By James Boyd

January 31, 2016


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On the day Penn State unveiled its 2015 Big Ten Championship banner — which it earned by beating Illinois by 0.6 points at last year’s tournament — the Illini were not able to exact any revenge on the Nittany Lions, suffering another close defeat, 430.200-429.200 on Saturday.ssThe one-poi...

Illini men's gymnastics sneaks past conference foe, keeps perfect record intact

By James Boyd

January 25, 2016


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Three tenths.That was the difference between winning and losing for the Illinois men’s gymnastics team when it defeated IowaRB this past weekend to improve to 7-0RB on the season.Sophomore Chandler Eggleston noted how the results could've been different had he been slightly off on one of his...

Men's gymnastics square off against Iowa for second time this week

Men's gymnastics square off against Iowa for second time this week

By James Boyd

January 20, 2016


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The Illinois men’s gymnastics team (7-0) will face a conference foe for the second time this week when it travels to Iowa City, Iowa, to face the Hawkeyes Saturday.ssThe two faced off Sunday in the Windy City Invitational at the UIC Pavilion, where Illinois finished first in a field of six for a secon...

Bobby Baker powers Illini men's gymnastics' hot start

By James Boyd

January 19, 2016


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Since beginning its season with the annual Orange and Blue exhibition, the Illini Men’s gymnastics team has gotten off to a hot start; winning its first two regular season meets.The Illini's first victory came against the UIC Flames on Jan. 9. The Illini dominated in a way they have neve...

Illinois men's gymnastics fails to place at NCAAs

By Daniel Collins

May 10, 2015


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The Illinois men’s gymnastics team started off the year 10-0, its best start since 2010, but finished with its worst performance at the NCAA Championships since 2002.Despite injuries early on — sophomore Chandler Eggleston was ruled out for the year with a ruptured patella tendon and junior F...

Illini of the Week April 15: C.J. Maestas

Illini of the Week April 15: C.J. Maestas

April 15, 2015


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After completing his final routine for the Illinois men’s gymnastics team Saturday at the NCAA Championships in Norman, Oklahoma, senior C.J. Maestas was lifted up in celebration by assistant coach Ivan Ivankov. The routine had won him the national high bar title. While he is an all-around competitor...

Illinois men’s gymnastics falls in preliminaries, Maestas grabs high bars title

Illinois men’s gymnastics falls in preliminaries, Maestas grabs high bars title

April 13, 2015


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The Illinois men’s gymnastics team made history this weekend at the NCAA Championships, failing to advance to the team finals for the first time since 2002. But despite a series of injuries, the team exited Norman, Oklahoma, with an individual national champion. Illinois suffered its first blow before t...

Illinois men’s gymnastics to compete at NCAA Championships

Illinois men’s gymnastics to compete at NCAA Championships

April 9, 2015


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Head coach Justin Spring is confident that his No. 5-ranked Illinois men’s gymnastics team has enough talent to make a strong run at the NCAA Championships this weekend in Norman, Oklahoma. For him, the two biggest factors that will determine the Illini’s fate are execution and overcoming nerves...

Illinois men’s gymnastics drop last meet of season.

Illinois men’s gymnastics drop last meet of season.

By Daniel Collins

March 16, 2015


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Going up against a top-five opponent has become a problem for the Illinois men’s gymnastics team. The Illini lost to the two-time defending NCAA champion Michigan Wolverines on Sunday by a score of 435.750-428.500 in Ann Arbor, Mich. While No. 3-ranked Illinois won five event titles on the night, it was ...

Illinois men’s gymnastics heads to Michigan for regular season finale

By Daniel Collins

March 13, 2015


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The Illinois men’s gymnastics team has one last meet to prepare for the Big Ten Championship later this month. The team wraps up its regular season on the road Sunday in Ann Arbor, Michigan, against the two-time defending national champion Wolverines. While head coach Justin Spring would have preferred a healthy squ...

Illinois men’s gymnastics receives first loss and learning lesson

By Daniel Collins

March 2, 2015


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The No. 2 Illinois men’s gymnastics meet against No. 1 Oklahoma on Friday was dubbed “The Perfect Dual.” Both teams entered with records of 10-0, but things went far from perfect for the Illini in Norman, Oklahoma Illinois trailed the entire competition in its 457.300-434.200 defeat. The floor...

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