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Illinois men’s wheelchair basketball knocked out in second round of nationals

By Tommy Polcyn

March 13, 2016


Filed under Sports

On Friday afternoon, the Illinois men’s wheelchair basketball team’s dream of a national championship came to an end in the national semifinals at the hands of undefeated defending national champions, Wisconsin-Whitewater.The Illini lost by a final score of 64-55. Spencer Heslop and Martin...

Illinois men’s wheelchair basketball knocked out in second round of nationals

By Tommy Polcyn

March 13, 2016


Filed under Sports

On Friday afternoon, the Illinois men’s wheelchair basketball team’s dream of a national championship came to an end in the national semifinals at the hands of undefeated defending national champions, Wisconsin-Whitewater.The Illini lost by a final score of 64-55. Spencer Heslop and Martin...

Conversation with an Illini: Martinez Johnson

Conversation with an Illini: Martinez Johnson

By Kevin McCarthy

September 21, 2015


Filed under Sports

Martinez Johnson is a member of the wheelchair basketball team here at the University of Illinois. He sat down to talk with me, and by the end, completely inspired me. I hope reading his words can do the same for you.Kevin McCarthy: When did you start playing basketball?Martinez Johnson: My freshman y...

Men’s and women’s wheelchair basketball teams open with preseason tourney

Men’s and women’s wheelchair basketball teams open with preseason tourney

By Eli Schwadron and Drake Pena

November 10, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

Hard hitting, intense, violent. These might be words you use to describe a sport like football or rugby, but there is another sport being played in Champaign-Urbana that is the epitome of these descriptions: wheelchair basketball.  Everything you expect to see when watching basketball can be found in wheelchair play. ...