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Alex Diab at his practice.

Illinois’ Diab named Big Ten still rings champion

By James Boyd April 5, 2016

BY Tweet: [email protected]’s @alex_diab10 is our #IOTW after being named Big Ten still rings champion. #IlliniJames BoydStaff WriterHis teammates call him a dad. His school calls him an Illini. The Big Ten...

Illinois' Alex Diab performs his routine at the meet against Michigan on March 12, 2016.

Illinois men’s gymnastics finish runner-up to Ohio State

By James Boyd April 3, 2016

Once again, the Illinois men’s gymnastics failed to capture the top trophy in the Big Ten championships this past weekend.Finishing runner-up to Penn State in last year’s championships, the Illini...

Illinois' Logan Bradley performs a routine on the pommel horse during the meet against Iowa at Huff Hall on Saturday, February 7, 2015. The Illini won 440.150-424.500.

Illinois men’s gymnastics heads to Ohio for Big Ten Championships

By James Boyd March 30, 2016

There is a giant orange poster on the wall at Kenney Gym. But unlike the many other orange advertisements around Illinois’ campus, it does not feature Illini athletes, and it has nothing to do with the...

Illinois' Logan Bradley pauses in his routine at the meet against Michigan on March 12, 2016.

Ngai’s age isn’t holding the Illinois gymnast back

By James Boyd March 29, 2016

Tweet: Age doesn’t faze #Illini 17-year-old Brandon Ngai, @lbrad5 gears up for his final #B1G title run.Sophomore Brandon Ngai’s rise to pommel horse prominence has been one of the most talked about stories of...

Illinois men’s gymnastics escapes at home

By James Boyd March 13, 2016

The Illinois men’s gymnastics team was victorious against Michigan on Saturday, but the win was not pretty.After posting a school record 442.300 points against California and Air Force this weekend,...

Illinois men’s gymnastics set school record at Air Force Academy

By James Boyd March 6, 2016

by james boydstaff writerIllinois men’s gymnastics head coach Justin Spring AGhas repeated “you do not rise to the occasion — you fall to the level of your training,” to his team all season long.And...

Illinois' Chandler Eggleston performs a vault routine during the meet against Temple & UIC at Huff Hall on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016.

Illinois men's gymnastics' Eggleston sits out, win streaks end

By James Boyd February 16, 2016

Tweet: @IlliniMGym’s Eggleston sits, underclass men rise, and Ngai continues to impress. #IlliniNot competing is something sophomore Chandler Eggleston did all last year due to a torn patella tendon. On...

Illinois men’s gymnastics finish third at Minnesota

By James Boyd February 14, 2016

Tweet: Parallel bars cost the Illini on the road and cause them to finish third in six-way meet.Missing one of its top gymnasts, the Illinois men’s gymnastics team finished third with a score of 429.750...

Illinois gymnastics hit the road, face top competition

By James Boyd February 10, 2016

Despite that the Illinois men’s gymnastics team cruised past Temple and University of Illinois-Chicago this past Saturday, its head coach Justin Spring was not awestruck by his team’s season-high performance.For...

Illinois' Alex Diab performs a routine on the high bar during the meet against Temple & UIC at Huff Hall on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016.

Men's gymnastics' team effort garners Big Ten honors

By James Boyd February 9, 2016

Tweet: #Illini show depth and growth in latest meet against #UIC and #Temple. Eggleston and Jacobson grab Big Ten honorsThe Illinois men's gymnastics team's depth was on full display this Saturday at home....

Chandler Eggleston performs the high bar routine against Ohio State at Huff Hall on Sunday, Jan. 26rd, 2014.

Illini of the Week Feb.4: Chandler Eggleston

By James Boyd February 4, 2016

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...

Illinois' Bobby Baker launches off the vault during the meet against Stanford at Huff Hall on Friday, March 6, 2015.The Illini lost 21-9.

Big Ten foe edges Illini men's gymnastics

By James Boyd January 31, 2016

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...

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