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Illinois swimming and diving returns to action at The Big Challenge

By Drake Pena

November 19, 2015


Filed under Sports

For the first time in two weeks, the Illinois swimming and diving team will be back in the pool Nov. 20 for the crowded Big Challenge meet.Traveling to Topeka, Kansas, the Illini will face their biggest assortment of competition this season. The field includes Iowa State, host team Kansas, Nebraska-Omah...

Illinois swimming and diving erases 15-point deficit, defeat FIU

By Drake Pena

November 9, 2015


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The Illinois swimming and diving team returned to action this past weekend for a two-day meet versus Florida International University. The teams participated on Friday and Saturday in a showdown that came down to the last few events.Head coach Sue Novitsky said her team passed up a few opportunities...

Illinois swimming and diving finishes weekend 2-1

Illinois swimming and diving finishes weekend 2-1

By Drake Pena

November 1, 2015


Filed under Sports

While the average Illinois student spent their Saturday participating in costumed events, the swimming and diving team had something else on its mind: Getting off to its best start in five years. Illinois exited the weekend 2-1, losing Friday’s tilt to Northwestern and rebounding the next day by defea...

Illinois dominates Dual Meet Spectacular

Illinois dominates Dual Meet Spectacular

By Drake Pena

October 18, 2015


Filed under Sports

With proud family members in attendance, the Illinois swimming and diving team did not disappoint in its first competitive meets of the season.The Illini won each of their meets in dominant fashion, beating Western Illinois, Olivet Nazarene and Eastern Illinois by scores of 366-69, 338-101, and 371-...

Illinois swimming and diving to open season at home

By Drake Pena

October 14, 2015


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The Illinois swimming and diving team will face its first test of the season on Friday after its intra-squad exhibition meet last weekbr.The Illini will compete against a trio of teams from Illinois — Eastern Illinois, Western Illinois and Olivet Nazarenebr.Head coach Sue Novitsky believes her team is ph...

Illinois swimming and diving tests the waters in first meet of the season

By Drake Pena

October 5, 2015


Filed under Sports

The Illinois swimming and diving team began the season with its annual Orange and Blue intra-squad meet Oct. 2 at the ARC swimming pool.SOWith both teams evenly split up with a mixture of upperclassman and freshman, the Blue team left the pool victorious with a 121-98 win.The event not only brought mu...

Illinois swimming and diving prepare for intra-squad meet

Illinois swimming and diving prepare for intra-squad meet

By Drake Pena

September 21, 2015


Filed under Sports

Head Illinois swimming and diving coach Sue Novitsky will finally get an opportunity to gauge how her team’s hours of practice and summer swim schedules helped her players in the teams’ first intra-squad meet on Oct. 2.The Illini will compete against each other at the ARC pool, their home arena and...

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