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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

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

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

Blue beats Orange in Illini men's gymnastics exhibition meet

By James Boyd

December 6, 2015

Following the Orange and Blue intrasquad exhibition,ch assistant coach Don Osborn chwas pleased with how the Illinois men’s gymnastics team performed. The blue squad beat the orange squad in four rotations, winning by a final score of 11-9.ch Osborn noted that athletes from both s...

Illinois men's gymnastics fails to place at NCAAs

By Daniel Collins

May 10, 2015

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...

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 12, 2015

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 drop last meet of season.

Illinois men’s gymnastics drop last meet of season.

By Daniel Collins

March 15, 2015

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 ...

Men’s gymnastics starts season with win over UIC

By Kieran Hampl

January 16, 2014

While the Illinois campus emptied for winter break, the men’s gymnastics team was hard at work competing in its first meet against in-state rival Illinois-Chicago. The Illini, which started the season tied for fifth nationally, easily defeated UIC 413.100-393.450. This came with five of the team’s...