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Illinois’ Diab named Big Ten still rings champion

Illinois’ Diab named Big Ten still rings champion

By James Boyd

April 5, 2016


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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 calls him a still rings champion.Following a weekend in which the Illinois men’s gymnastics team cam...

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

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

By James Boyd

April 3, 2016


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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 were in Columbus, Ohio, looking to avenge that close loss – one in which they were defeated by 0.6 ...

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

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

By James Boyd

March 30, 2016


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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 recent hiring of head football coach Lovie Smith.It simply reads, “0.6” in big black letters...

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

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

By James Boyd

March 29, 2016


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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 the Illinois men’s gymnastics team this season.Aside from his one missed routine at home against Michigan, the...

Illinois men’s gymnastics escapes at home

By James Boyd

March 13, 2016


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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 struggled early and often against its conference counterpart. The team was never able ...

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

By James Boyd

March 6, 2016


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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 on Saturday his squad rose.In the Illini’s first five-up five-count meet this season, the team...

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

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

By James Boyd

February 16, 2016


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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 Saturday he did more of the same.He sparked the Illini with big scores on vault and the floor exercis...

Illinois men’s gymnastics finish third at Minnesota

By James Boyd

February 14, 2016


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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 on Saturday in Minneapolis.Outscoring Illinois in the six-way meet were National Championship r...

Illinois gymnastics hit the road, face top competition

By James Boyd

February 10, 2016


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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 the past couple of weeks, Spring has repeatedly said he wants to see how his team performs agai...

Men's gymnastics' team effort garners Big Ten honors

Men's gymnastics' team effort garners Big Ten honors

By James Boyd

February 9, 2016


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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. Head coach Justin Spring rested freshman Alex Diab against the University of Illinois at Chicago and ...

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...

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